Sponsorship & Advertising

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

 

Increase your brand awareness by targeting households in central Illinois. How? Become a sponsor of the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater.

Why Sponsor?

It is proven that sponsorship creates brand loyalty, and the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater provides a wide range of opportunities to meet the unique objectives you are looking to accomplish.

From a full season sponsorship covering a larger demographic range down to a specific event sponsorship for a very specific market, the Devon can accommodate.

At the Devon, you can introduce a product, entertain key clients, shape or re-focus public perception, move product at the retail level, market with couponing, sample your product, service to a target audience, utilize on-site signage, or capture names for a direct mail campaign—all the while differentiating your product in a unique way.

Our 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater plans to present a wide variety of popular programs in its inaugural season of summer 2019. The atmosphere is unlike anything in a 100-mile radius and is an inviting and customer-friendly lakeshore environment. The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater is the place to get the attention of your audience.

Overview of The Devon

The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater is a 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois. It is owned and operated by the Decatur Park District and was made possible by a generous grant from The Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Devon plans to present many events each summer—including ticketed performances, free community movies, and series offerings. The Devon is celebrating its inaugural season in Summer 2019.

Brand Positioning & Advertising Options

Available sponsorship levels:

  • Season Presenting Sponsorship
  • Full Season Sponsorship levels (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Party Deck Sponsorship
  • Viewing Area Sponsorship (pit, reserved seating, terrace and lawn levels)
  • Movie Night Sponsorship
  • $5 Fridays Series Sponsorship
  • Tribute Series Sponsorship
  • Individual Show Sponsorship (ie: Christian Day)
  • Community Partner Sponsorship
  • Onsite Ground Graphic Ad Sponsorship

All of the above levels offer opportunities of on-site presence plus acknowledgment and recognition in print and electronic materials associated with your sponsored event(s). Generally, the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater proposes a package that will serve to elevate brand awareness in a long-term manner.

There are other sponsorship opportunities that are available (ticket envelopes, staff shirts, patron wristbands) or could be arranged depending on your particular goals and objectives. Special events created by you, the sponsor, are also a possibility. In all cases, we will work with you, applying our creativity to sell your service or product.

Exclusive Sponsor Privileges

The following are examples of some of the exclusive privileges extended to you as a full season sponsor.

  • Naming Rights
  • Signage
  • Designated number of reserved seats to every performance produced by the Devon with the opportunity to purchase additional seats
  • Designated parking
  • 10×10 booth space provided at select shows
  • Print/radio/tv/internet/social media advertising of sponsor support throughout season
  • Name/logo recognition throughout amphitheater, on season program, on The Devon website and/or from stage throughout concert season
  • Guaranteed exclusivity in product category or service
  • First right to renew sponsorship agreement for following seasons

Get More Information

To learn more about current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Wilcott, The Devon General Manager, at (217) 422-5911.

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