A Sound Investment: Support Open Tone Music and The Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

RCJBF is an Open Tone Music (OTM) initiative. OTM provides free access to world class performances and music education. Proceeds raised through the festival will be used to provide students in grades K-12 with year-round educational programming to help them develop work ethic, self-esteem and respect, while also teaching them about Akron’s rich history of jazz and blues to ensure music continues to be celebrated for many years to come.

Please review our sponsorship packages and opportunities for your company to receive recognition before and during the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond

Louis Armstrong Patron
$30,000

Donate

  • Meet and Greet with headliner at the Akron Civic Theater
  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on all printed marketing materials
  • Logo on website
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Naming rights to the Civic stage
  • Announcement by opening act at the Civic
  • Two tickets to Marcus Miller at the Civic
  • Private performance by Theron Brown Trio (to be prearranged)

Miles Davis Patron
$15,000

Donate

  • Meet and Greet with headliner at the Akron Civic Theater
  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on all printed marketing materials
  • Logo on website
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Naming rights to the Blu Jazz+ stage
  • Announcement by emcee at Blu Jazz+
  • Two tickets to Sammy Deleon at Blu Jazz+

Gold

Billie Holiday Patron
$7,500

Donate

  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on festival website
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Free tickets to The Admirables at Blu Jazz+

Ella Fitzgerald Patron
$5,000

Donate

  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Logo on T-shirt
  • Logo on festival website
  • Two tickets to Acid Cats at Musica

Silver

Charlie Parker Patron
$3,000

Donate

  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on printed materials
  • Logo on festival website
  • Announcement by emcee at the Hop House stage

Sarah Vaughn Patron
$2,000

Donate

  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Logo on festival website

Hazel Scott Patron
$500

Donate

  • Facebook post with link to company website
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Logo on festival website

Jazz Cat Supporter
Suggested Donation
$100

Donate

  • Facebook appreciation post by name
  • Recognition on Instagram page and story

All sales and donations are tax-deductible by IRS standards.
For more information contact: Theron Brown, Director of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival or Chris Anderson, Open Tone Music’s Executive Director at jazzfest@opentonemusic.org