Sponsor MJF 2019
The Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF) showcases the best cutting-edge jazz in Portland and the incredible Montavilla neigh- borhood. The two-day music festival has carved a niche for itself in Portland’s nationally renowned summer festival season by featuring Portland’s world-class jazz artists while maintaining a focus on community building.
The product of four Portland residents working through the Montavilla Neighborhood Association, the inaugural MJF, in 2014, brought two full days of hip, alternative, and edgy music to the Post5 Theatre. The next three years saw MJF expand its community mission while moving into the larger Portland Metro Arts venue to accommodate a growing audience. Now, MJF 2018 is gearing up to be the most exciting season yet. We are inviting Montavilla residents and business owners to join with us as we present the best of Portland music in our extraordinary neighborhood.
In an effort to give back to the community that has given so much, the MJF team has created the Montavilla Schools Music Fund. Each year, a portion of festival proceeds will be given as grants to fund music education projects at local schools. We believe that our kids deserve to experience the joy of making music, and through the Music Fund, our sponsors, partners, and guests will be able to directly impact underfunded programs.
With twin goals of promoting Portland music and promoting the Montavilla neighborhood, MJF offers a unique opportunity to our sponsors and partners. Contributions go to both the production of the festival, including fair wages for our artists, and the Montavilla Schools Music Fund, and our mission includes raising the profiles of our sponsors and partners through festival promotions.
For contributing to MJF 2019, our sponsors and partners will receive acknowledgment in our marketing efforts. Your brand can reach our valuable network of jazz fans and neighborhood groups through our printed materials (more than 1,200 event attendees), social media posts and email newsletters (more than 10,000 recipients), and event coverage from our local radio partners (more than 150,000 weekly listeners). Our benefits include logo placements in online and printed materials and on- stage recognition. Montavilla Jazz festival is a 501(c)(3) organization, making all contributions tax-deductible.
Sponsorship and partnership with MJF creates a powerful, mutually beneficial cycle. As the festival grows and gains attention for the Montavilla neighborhood, so neighborhood businesses will receive attention and growth, enabling ever greater festivals, enhanced music education opportunities, and a thriving Montavilla neighborhood for years to come.