Virginia International PANFest Sponsorship

The Virginia International PANFest is a celebration of Caribbean culture which highlights the musical roots of the Steel Band phenomenon. This Annual event is held at indoor and outdoor oceanfront venues in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The two-day event is slated to begin on Friday, May 10, 2019 with educational steel pan workshops presented by world renowned steel pan performers and educators. Later Friday evening we will feature our 2019 Headlining Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet featuring Sherwin and Sheldon Thwaites at a free outdoor concert at the 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Saturday, May 11, 2019, consists of the Steel Band Competition at the 24th Street Oceanfront stage. A minimum of eighteen (18) to twenty-five (25) bands from across the country will compete in several categories for ratings and the overall festival Grand Champion award. Our awards ceremony is held immediately following the day’s competition as well as another performance by the headliner.

The Virginia International PANFest is an educational event, which strives to create unity and awareness among steel bands from various backgrounds across the United States. In 2018, 25 bands from as far as Florida, Ohio, and the US Virgin Islands competed in the Virginia International PANFest as we were also joined by our headlining artist Jeff Narell and Five Ten.

We offer three levels of sponsorship at which you can promote your business and services while helping this event grow into a major cultural attraction in North America. Please fill out the form below if interested and we will be happy to contact you and discuss what sponsorship opportunities might be best for your organization.

Bronze:  $300

Benefits & Recognition:

  • (1) Sponsor banner hung during the weekend at performance venues.

  • Listing in the Virginia International PANFest Brochure (time allowing).  Approx. 2000 distributed. *

  • Listing on the Festival’s Web Page with a logo-link to the sponsor’s Web Page.

  • Half-page (4.5” wide x 3.5” high) advertisement in Virginia International PANFest Playbill. Approx. 1500 distributed.

  • Acknowledgement from the stage by Virginia International PANFest announcers during the steelband competition.

Silver:  $500

Benefits & Recognition:

  • 10’ x 10’ tent provided outside on Friday evening, May 10th, and all day Saturday, May 11th, to display promotional materials and sell merchandise.

  • (2) Sponsor banners hung during the weekend at performance venues.

  • Listing on the Festival’s Web Page with a logo-link to the sponsor’s Web Page.

  • Listing in the Virginia International PANFest Brochure (time allowing).  Approx. 2000 distributed. *

  • Full-page (4.5” wide x 7.5” high) advertisement in Virginia International PANFest Playbill. Approx 1500 distributed.

  • Acknowledgement from the stage by Virginia International PANFest announcers during the steelband competition.

  • Company logo screenprinted on the official Virginia International PANFest t-shirt. Approx. 500 distributed to festival participants, headliners and supporters of the event.

  • Company logo printed on the Virginia International PANFest poster.

 

Gold:  $750

Benefits & Recognition:

  • Indoor space at workshop location (tables provided) to display promotional materials during the clinics on Friday, May 10th (selling is not permitted at the Hotel). Clinicians will include outstanding steel drum performers and educators from throughout the world.

  • 10’ x 20’ or 15’ x 15’ tent provided outside on Friday evening, May 10th, and all day Saturday, May 11th, to display promotional materials and sell merchandise.

  • (3) Sponsor banners hung during the weekend at performance venues.

  • Listing on the Festival’s Web Page with a logo-link to the sponsor’s Web Page.

  • Listing in the Virginia International PANFest Brochure (time allowing). Approx. 2000 distributed. *

  • Full-page (4.5” wide x 7.5” high) advertisement in Virginia International PANFest Playbill. Approx. 1500 distributed.

  • Acknowledgement from the stage by Virginia International PANFest announcers during the steelband competition.

  • Company logo screenprinted on the official Virginia International PANFest t-shirt. Approx. 500 distributed to festival participants, headliners and supporters of the event.

  • Company logo printed on the Virginia International PANFest poster.