Sponsorship Opportunities

Event date: September 13-15, 2018 (Thur-Sat)

The Heights Music Hop has become an anticipated annual celebration of live music and fellowship in the vibrant, authentic, walkable community of Cleveland Heights. Produced for the purpose of economic development and community pride, it now comprises 3 days, 32 venues and 3 business districts that are home to more than 300 locally owned independent businesses.

Fast Facts from 2017

  • Produced on a break-even basis by non-profit FutureHeights, a community development corporation that works to inspire, empower and facilitate resident collaboration to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the community.
  • More than 70 musical acts.
  • Approximately 7,500 attendees.
  • Estimated $197,000 economic impact (based on tools from EventIMPACTS).
  • 3 business districts: Cedar-Lee, Cedar-Fairmount and Coventry Village.
  • Live music across a wide spectrum of genres including classical, jazz, folk, rock, country, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, and more.
  • Financial support from regional institutions, corporations, independent businesses, municipal government, local non-profits and individual donations.

New this year to provide more impact for sponsors

  • Operations overseen for the first time by an experienced, dedicated event manager.
  • 33% longer promotional cycle.
  • Increased promotional budget.
  • New sponsorship benefits.

Purpose

  • Support Cleveland Heights’ reputation as a community of the arts.
  • Celebrate the city’s diversity, and introduce its unique, independent spirit to people across the region.
  • Provide a platform for rising musical talent.
  • Showcase a vibrant independent business climate.
  • Generate positive financial impact to the city, its business districts and its independent businesses.
  • Compete effectively among the region’s destination neighborhoods.
  • Positively influence Cleveland Heights’ image, and shape the narrative being told about it.
  • Have fun.

Why others support the Heights Music Hop

  • It’s grass roots: authentic, cool and ever evolving.
  • It supports live music and the arts, and the discovery of new talent.
  • It aligns with the values of community, diversity, sustainability and innovation.
  • It provides affinity and visibility with a successful, popular and ascendant event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be featured in one of the biggest events to hit the Heights area that attracts people from throughout Northeast Ohio!

Contact Bob Rosenbaum, sponsorship sales by email or phone (216.401.9342)

Sponsorship Levels

Visionary & Rockstar Patron Community Champion Local Leader Partner District Sponsor
$10,000 (limit: 1) $5,000 (limit:2) $2,500 (limit: 4) $1,000 $500 $100
Naming Rights Y
Category Exclusivity Y Y* Y*
Logos & Listings
Logo on Music Hop website Y Y Y Y Y Listing
Logo on promo materials Y Y Y Y Listing Listing
Logo on advertising Y Y Y Y Y Listing
Logo in FH annual report Y Y Y Listing Listing Listing
Logo on-screen at FH annual mtg Y Y Y
Logo/link on FH website Y Y
Business District Visibility
Location pin on program map** Y Y Y Y Y Y
Window signage** Y Y Y Y Y Y
Logo on venue map Y Y Y Y Y
Logo banner at headliner/finale Y Y Y Y Y
Publicity & Branding
Social media mentions 6 6 5 4 2 1
Free ad in preview enewsletters 2 large 1 large 1 small 1 small
Free anytime ad in Heights Observer enewsletter*** 4 large 2 large 2 small 1 small
Editorial mentions in preview/wrap-up articles Y Y Y
Extended Community Visibility
Reserved seating at FH annual meeting 6 4 3
Logo sponsorship of FH Community Building Workshop series Y Y

* Prior commitments at lower sponsorship levels will be honored
** Applies only to storefronts in Music Hop concert districts
***Subject to availability

Contact Bob Rosenbaum, sponsorship sales by email or phone (216.401.9342)