Sponsor an Event

Downtown SLO is a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit that has been committed to fostering a vibrant Downtown community since our inception in 1975. Through a variety of community events and programs like Concerts in the Plaza, Santa’s House, the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, and so many others, Downtown SLO provides over 100 high-quality, vibrant, and diverse events year-round for free to the greater San Luis Obispo community. Downtown SLO also manages the Business Improvement District and serves the needs of our business community through outreach, support, and advocacy. Our Downtown Ambassador program provides additional cleaning services to the Downtown core, and we also serve as an interface between the public, the City of San Luis Obispo, and other agencies. Your support is critical to making our programs successful. Your sponsorship is a great way to support engaging, quality community events. Without you, we would not be able to reach thousands of families, children, businesses, organizations, and other community members with our programming. THANK YOU.|

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently seeking sponsors for our 23rd season of Concerts in the Plaza, the Central Coast’s premiere 14-week free summer concert series.

GOLD SPONSORSHIP (ONE AVAILABLE) $6,000:
• Most visible banner (banner provided by sponsor)
• Gold Level logo placed higher & larger on poster
• Emcee mention at beginning & end of each concert
• Mention and logo on all weekly TV spots and radio
• Gold Level logo on all print advertisements and magnet
• Your logo & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Recognition in Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR (TWO AVAILABLE, ONE REMAINING) $3,000:
• More visible banner (banner provided by sponsor)
• Silver Level logo placed higher and larger on poster than major level sponsors
• Emcee mention at beginning and end of each concert
• Silver Level logo on print advertisements
• Your logo & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Recognition in Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers

MAJOR LEVEL SPONSOR (EIGHT AVAILABLE, FOUR REMAINING) $1,500:
• Banner hung at each Concert (banner provided by sponsor)
• Major Level logo on print advertisements
• Emcee mention at beginning & end of each concert
• Your logo & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Recognition in Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers

BAND SPONSOR (ONE FOR EACH Band – 14 Bands) $750:
• “Sponsor of the Band”
• Sponsor name tagged with the band sponsored
(i.e. “band” sponsored by “your business name”)
• Sponsor name printed under band name on all print advertisements during the week of sponsorship
•Emcee mention at beginning & end of concert sponsored
• Banner hung at concert sponsored (banner provided by sponsor)
• Mention & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Mention in the Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers

MAGNET SPONSOR (ONE AVAILABLE) $2,000:
• Logo on magnets stating “Magnets sponsored by (your business name)”
• Logo on print advertisements
• Your logo & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Mention in the Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers

BIKE VALET SPONSOR (ONE AVAILABLE) $2,500:
• Logo on print advertisements
• Banner on site during all 14 Concerts (banner provided by sponsor)
• Your logo & link to your website on the Downtown SLO website (14,000 unique visitors/month) & Concerts in the Plaza Facebook page (4,700 likes)
• Mention in the Deliver-E (electronic newsletter) sent to nearly 1,700 subscribers