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 This program – specifically the Harold Aldridge Informances – is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expresses in this program do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.

What the OAC says about our Festival “The applicant described a long-standing cultural event in a very rural and underserved community. The event has a strong reputation and attracts audience members and musicians from outside Oklahoma. Thorough explanation of expenses and income. Low cost of tickets ensures that this event is accessible. Culturally diverse audience and performing artists. Recommendations for the Applicant: Continue to seek out increased sponsorship and increasing vendor fees to continue toward sustainability for the festival. Review and refine social media platforms and presence as a component of overall marketing and event promotion.” 

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RENTIESVILLE BLUES FEST 

Sponsorship and Signage Opportunities

We print up to 20,000 post cards for every festival and distribute them beforehand. The sooner you submit your sponsorship, the better the distribution exposure for your company.

  1. Bronze Level, $100-249: Sponsor signs posted on festival field and one free ticket per $50 of support

  1. Silver Level, $250-499 Level B, $250-349: Sponsor signs at event and one free ticket per $50 of support (five-ticket maximum)

Level A, $350-499: Sponsor-provided banner close to main stage and one free ticket per $50 of support

  1. Gold Level, $500-749: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials, T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Gold Level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum). You provide the banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.

  1. Gold PLUS, $750-999:Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials, 400 T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Gold PLUS level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum). You provide the banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.

  1. Platinum Level, $1,000-4,999: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials. 400 T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Platinum level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum) and a poster and T-shirt. You provide banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.

  1. Major Sponsor, $5,000 plus:Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials distributed across the state and beyond, 400 T-shirts and 500 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Major Sponsors receive 10 free tickets, a poster and T-shirt. F.O.R. Blues Fest will create a complimentary banner from your business card.

All sponsorships are tax deductible through the non-profit organization F.O.R. Blues, Inc.

Please make checks payable to: F.O.R. Blues, Inc. Blues Festival Mail to: F.O.R. Blues, Inc. Blues Festival 103020 D.C. Minner Street Checotah, Oklahoma 74426

All sponsors are invited to a special Sponsor and Volunteer Thank You Party with live music and food, Saturday, October 7 from 3-

5 p.m. at the D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum!

Signage Details

Are you a Silver “A” to Platinum Level Sponsor and want a festival banner, but don’t have the time to design one? For just $65, F.O.R. Blues Fest will create your banner from your business card! Call Selby at 1-918-855-0978. Major sponsors receive complimentary banners.

Bronze Level, $100-249: 8 ½” by 11” on the ground or screen all three days of the event

Silver Level “B”, $250-349: 11” by 17” on the screen or sponsor-provided banner on the field fencing

Silver Level “A”, $350-499: 3 feet by 6 feet banner on the fencing close to the stage

Gold Level, $500-749: 3 feet by 6 feet banner near main stage

Gold PLUS, $750-999: 3 feet by 6 feet banner near main stage

Platinum Level, $1,000-4,999: 3 feet by 6 feet banner nearer to main stage

Major Sponsor, $5,000 plus: 3 feet by 6 feet banner nearest main stage

 

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F.O.R. Blues 2015 Action Sheet

 

Rentiesville fest keeps blues roots running deep
Labor Day Weekend

 

By Michele Schmidt in Currentland

RENTIESVILLE, Okla. –

 Selby Minner

and Friends of Rentiesville Blues,

Inc. present the 23rd annual Dusk ‘til

Dawn Blues Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 1

at the Down Home Blues Club.

This longest running blues festival

in the state is downhome blues

– Oklahoma style – and features

over 200 musicians on three different

stages over the weekend. Blues

queen and festival co-founder Selby

Minner said that having musicians

from the area present and playing is

important to her.

“It’s about giving credit where

credit is due,” said Minner. “This year

is about bringing it all back home. So

much of the music we present has

Oklahoma roots and this festival is

really about showcasing that. It’s the

music that got me here in the first

place.”

 

 

Dorothy “Miss Blues” Ellis is an

internationally known blues legend

with the kind of soul that only comes

from real life hard experience. This

is why she is often called a “true

world ambassador of the history and

sound of the blues.” For more on her,

check out www.missblues.com.

Though many of the musicians are

local and regional, blues acts come

from all over to share their songs.

 

See the festival website

for more on bands, bios, music

schedules, and more.

The festival also includes a Children’s

Village
with lots of things to

keep youngsters busy. Jahruba will

be holding a drum circle, Joann Mc-

Millan will have her stick puppets.

It’s easy to see why this festival

is called the world’s best and largest

backyard party. It was created

together with Selby Minner by her late husband, D.C.

Minner (1935-2008), in an attempt to

keep his family legacy alive after a

string of old juke joints were being

bulldozed all across the country. In

fact, there were at least five others in

Rentiesville back in those days. Some had dirt floors.

“Things are so much more corporate

now than they were in those

days, as opposed to mom and pop

like they were then,” said Selby Minner.

“It was important to D.C. to preserve

some of that.”

So now, where he was born and

raised, musicians and music lovers

come from all around to enjoy the

sound of blues history. For this and

other reasons, the Down Home Blues

Club is important to many other people

as well.

“Tell everybody that in Oklahoma,

hidden out in the woods is a little

old juke joint called the Down Home

Blues Club. It’s authentic, funky, and

very much alive,” said Domenica

Lovera, founding board member of

F.O.R. Blues, Inc. “It is rural and real

in a sense that other venues fail to

capture. For those who long to feel

the power of the blues; try Rentiesville!”

Admission to the festival is $15

daily. Children enter free. Rentiesville

is 15 miles south of Muskogee and

about 5 miles northeast of I-40 via

U.S. 69. For more information, please

visit www.dcminnerblues.com or call   (918) 855-0978.

 

 

 Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

Marjorie Moore

 

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