Sponsorship at the Ravinia Festival offer tremendous visibility, promotion and access. The Festival annually hosts a variety of the world's highest caliber pop, classical, jazz, vocal and dance performers in a spectacular outdoor setting. With an annual attendance of more than 600,000 people, the Ravinia Festival provides the ability to connect with an audience with a passion for the performing arts.
Sponsorship opportunities range from season sponsorship to special events to series and education programs. Ravinia provides a unique setting for sponsorship with exposure to a sophisticated, loyal audience with great purchasing power. Sponsorships are a perfect way to reach targeted audiences and are available in a wide range of price points.
Distinctive Sponsorship Opportunities:
- Season Sponsorship
- Single Concerts
- Concert Series
- Reach*Teach*Play education programs
- Gala and Event Sponsorships
Excellent Visibility and On-site Recognition:
- Pre-season promotion
- Website visibility
- Program books
- On-site banners and signage
- Display and sampling
Hospitality and Entertainment:
- Concierge service and priority access
- VIP tickets and parking
- Tent or banquet dining usage
- Membership in exclusive donor dining room
Location: 25 miles north of downtown Chicago in suburban Highland Park, along Chicago’s North Shore.
Programming: Founded in 1904, Ravinia is the oldest and most diverse summer music festival in North America, presenting over 130 concerts annually from June through mid-September including classical, jazz, rock, pop, folk, world music, music theater, and dance performances. Ravinia also features a Kids Concert series that emulates the festival’s main-stage programming across a mix of genres and artists, all in a kid-friendly environment.
Attendance: Nearly 600,000 guests attend Ravinia annually, 67% of which come from within 25 miles. In 2016, Ravinia guests came from all over the world, including all 48 contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. For a sold-out Pavilion performance, 16,500+ guests are in attendance. Approximately 61% of the audience is between 25 and 54 years of age, with an average household income of $169,000. Guests attend between three and four concerts per summer on average, bring about three other guests with them, and spend nearly four hours in the park.
Quality: Summer home of the esteemed Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia also regularly books the world’s finest conductors, soloists, and music ensembles. State-of-the-art sound systems provide both lawn and reserved-seat ticketholders the highest quality acoustics.
Ambiance: Ravinia is nestled in 36 acres of manicured woods and open meadow that can accommodate up to 13,000 guests in general admission on the lawn. Ravinia features three performance venues with reserved seating, the magnificent open-air Pavilion, which seats 3,400, and two intimate indoor venues, the Martin Theatre and Bennett Gordon Hall, which seat 850 and 450, respectively.
Education, Community, and Audience Development: Ravinia’s acclaimed Reach*Teach*Play music education programs serve more than 85,000 students and community members each year. Ravinia works closely with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, and many other nonprofits throughout the region to bring the gift of music to people throughout Cook and Lake Counties.
For more information on how your company can join Ravinia’s prestigious list of sponsors such as United Airlines, Discover, Allstate Insurance Company, and Exelon, please contact:
Corporation Relations Office
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 433-7983 fax