Sponsorship levels

Your financial support is essential to our festival! Money from sponsorships and grants has made it possible to book some of the finest national and regional performers in the folk arts. Many thanks to those who help with this important event in Champaign-Urbana.

We offer two ways to contribute – online through PayPal or by postal mail to CU Folk and Roots Festival, PO Box 331, Urbana, IL 61803. The Festival is a 501c3 organization, so your donations are tax deductible!




Roots Sponsorship: $25+

  • Name listed in festival program and on website

Friend Sponsorship: $50+

  • Name listed in festival program and on website
  • One complimentary wristband for all festival events

Patron Sponsorship: $100+

  • Name listed in festival program and on website
  • Two complimentary wristbands for all festival events

Community Sponsorship: $250+

  • Name and logo (if applicable) listed in festival program and website
  • Two complimentary wristbands for all festival events
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • C-U Folk & Roots website link to your site
  • Logo on e-newsletter

Spotlight Sponsorships: $500+

  • Name and logo (if applicable) listed in festival program, on website and flyers/posters
  • Sponsorship announced from the stage during festival
  • Four complimentary wristbands for all festival events
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • Sponsorship of event venue (festival will hang banner/logo provided by you)
  • C-U Folk & Roots website link to your site
  • Logo on e-newsletter
  • C-U Folk and Roots festival e-newsletter feature

Benefactor Sponsorship: $1,000+

  • Name and logo (if applicable) listed in festival program, on website and flyers/posters
  • Sponsorship announced from the stage during festival
  • Six complimentary wristbands for all festival events
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • Sponsorship of event venue (festival will hang banner/logo provided by you)
  • C-U Folk & Roots website link to your site
  • Logo on e-newsletter
  • C-U Folk and Roots festival e-newsletter feature

Corporate Sponsorship: $2,500+

  • Name and logo (if applicable) listed in festival program, on website and flyers/posters
  • Sponsorship announced from the stage during festival
  • 10 complimentary wristbands for all festival events
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • Sponsorship of event venue (festival will hang banner/logo provided by you)
  • C-U Folk & Roots website link to your site
  • Logo on e-newsletter
  • C-U Folk and Roots festival e-newsletter feature
  • Additional benefits can be arranged by festival

Presentation Sponsorship: $5,000+

  • Home page website recognition and link
  • Name/logo (if applicable) given top billing in festival program, on website and flyers/posters
  • Sponsorship announced from the stage during festival
  • 15 complimentary wristbands for all festival events
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • Sponsorship of event venue (festival will hang banner/logo provided by you)
  • C-U Folk & Roots website link to your site
  • Logo on e-newsletter
  • C-U Folk and Roots festival monthly e-newsletter feature
  • Additional benefits can be arranged by festival

In-kind Sponsorship:

Your company/agency services will directly support the festival. We’re looking for partners to support printing needs, advertising, publicity and more. Corporate partners are needed to provide hotel rooms for visiting performers and food and drink for all performers. The benefits to your organization will correspond to the value of services provided. Specific benefits for In-kind Sponsors will correspond to the same benefits as other donation levels (described above). Additional benefits can be arranged by festival.