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Contact: Kelin Backman
The festival for the Greatest Slough on Earth is back! The Rivertown Revival, a one-day community festival that focuses on Petaluma, will be held on July 16th, 2016. With emphasis on the River, community, family, history, and creativity, the Rivertown Revival brings a remarkably innovative festival to town. Over 100 musicians playing in the Americana genre, $5.00 weddings, an art boat parade, unique entertainment (such as aerial acts, children’s marionette shows, snake oil salesmen, and stilt walkers), alongside festive vendors, local food and drink, a large area for children, tweens and teens, and beautiful art (provided by world renowned artists), make this a truly unique experience for all. With participants traveling across the country for this festival – the Rivertown Revival puts Petaluma on the map!
Best of all, The Rivertown Revival will fund raise for the development of the David Yearsley River Heritage Center on McNear Peninsula. Led by Friends of the Petaluma River the Center focuses on the history, culture and habitat of the River and its Wetlands in the heart of downtown Petaluma. In addition, the event will showcase a wide array of local non-profits and their contributions to our community and the wonderful quality of our life along the River.
Last year almost 10,000 attendees came to the sixth annual Rivertown Revival. This year as many as 15,000 are expected to attend. In the past, the festival was covered by the Press Democrat, Chanel 7 News, Argus Courier, Bohemian, KRSH radio, Petaluma 360, Petaluma Downtown Association and numerous blogs, social media outlets and newsletters, making tens of thousands of impressions throughout the North Bay and beyond.
This year’s event will draw an even larger local crowd! That coupled with a motivated event team who is more organized, more driven, and more determined than ever, means the Rivertown Revival is here to stay.
Potential Sponsors... here’s what’s in it for you:
· Over 15,000 expected attendees will see your logo at the Revival
· The opportunity to attach your brand to the hippest party in Petaluma that fundraises for one of its dearest non-profits, while showcasing our beautiful town, organizations and community organizations
· See specific levels on Sponsor application for more great reasons to support the cause
Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are as follows:
Admiral Sponsorship - $10,000
Sponsor a Stage!
Admirals are our title sponsors. Music is an important element to Rivertown Revival. We have had 30 plus bands on five stages in past years. This foot stomping party thrives around our stages. This sponsorship gives you naming rights of one of our stages. This sponsorship includes: priority logo placement in the largest size on all promotional materials, including but not limited to: posters, billboards, postcards, pre-event advertising, and banners at the event; sponsorship mentions on all media promotions including website, radio interviews, and social media imprints; title sponsorship of one of the main stages at RR. Additionally, sponsors at this level will receive 10 entries to Rivertown Revival and ten RR t-shirts and trucker hats. Admirals also receive a complimentary festival quality 10x10 tent on the day of the event in order to promote your business or organization.
Commodore Sponsorship- $5,000
Sponsor an area! You choose!
Commodores are our secondary title sponsors. Rivertown Revival has distinct areas to visit throughout the festival. These include: our Children’s Area; Wedding Hill; Food Court; Friends of the Petaluma River tent; V.I.P. (Volunteers are Important People) tent; the Curioddities tent; Sculpture Garden; and Interactive Art Area. The ArtBoat Regatta can be sponsored by winning the previous year's Corporate Team ArtBoat Contest & Review. This sponsorship includes: priority logo placement on all promotional materials, including but not limited to: posters, billboards, postcards, pre-event advertising, and banners at the event; sponsorship mentions on all media promotions including website, radio interviews, newspaper ads and various social media outlets; ownership of one the main entertainment areas at RR: the Kids Area, the Wedding Site, the River Area (art boat races and other river activities) and the Sculpture Garden. Additionally, sponsors at this level will receive five entries into Rivertown Revival and five RR t-shirts and trucker hats. Commodores also receive a complimentary festival quality 10x10 tent on the day of the event in order to promote your business or organization.
Sponsor a Service!
Captains are our wonderful third tier sponsors. Captains sponsor important services at RR: Greening, General Infrastructure, Security, Sound or Labor. Sponsorship includes: priority logo placement on all web media promotion; mention on social media outlets and logo placement on all print promotional materials; sponsors at this level will receive three entries into Rivertown Revival and three RR t-shirts and trucker hats.
First Mate Sponsorship-$1,000
Sponsor a Stipend
First Mates help fund our crew and artists. Several staff members need a small stipend for their months of hard work on this event. Your Mate Sponsor will be given to crew and artists who make this festival happen. While many hundreds of people volunteer at this festival, a dedicated crew of 30 work year round to bring the community “The Greatest Slough on Earth”! First Mates will be given logo placement RR posters, event thank you banner and website promotions. Sponsors at this level will receive two entries into Rivertown Revival and two RR t-shirts and trucker hats.
Sponsor a Community Workday!
Deckhands sponsor one of our community workdays. We start our Sunday workdays in May and work with between 30 and 50 volunteers every week until the festival. We sew, clip, glue, trim, weed, paint, construct, and laugh! This is one of the elements that makes Rivertown Revival a true community festival. Deckhands are always needed and will receive logo placement on all web promotions and event thank you banner. Deckhands are also invited to receive two entries into Rivertown Revival and two RR t-shirts and two trucker hats.
Rivertown Revival loves its Stowaways and makes sure to publically thank them by giving them two RR trucker Hats or two RR t-shirts. Stowaways also have logos placed on the RR website and thank you banner, and will receive receive one entry into Rivertown Revival.
Please send check or money order (made out to Friends of the Petaluma River) to:
Friends of the Petaluma River
260 H North Water Street
Petaluma, CA 94952