The Michigan Room at Folk Alliance International

Michigan Festival Room Sponsorships-Folk Alliance Conference 2020

The Blissfest Music Organization is getting excited about the upcoming 40th annual Blissfest Anniversary Show in the summer of 2020. It’s going to be a remarkable experience featuring some of the “best of” Blissfest performers. As a lead up to our big anniversary and to kick off a 2020 year to remember, we are seeking Sponsorships for hosting a showcase room we are calling The Michigan Room at The Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans this coming January. The Michigan Room will be organized by the Blissfest Music Organization, Harbor Springs , MI as the lead organizer and production team along with support from Bear Mark Productions, Grand Rapids, MI.

The Folk Alliance International conference is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community attracting 3,000 attendees and crossing a diverse array of roots music genres and presenters from around the country and internationally circulating around the showcase rooms.

We have noticed in recent years attending the event, that States and Canadian Provinces have been hosting showcase rooms featuring their area artists and regional food and beverage products creating a very unique regional appeal at the conference and attracting a lot of attendees. We think a Michigan Festival Room would be a perfect addition to showcase Michigan Artists and Michigan products as well a feature some of the artists in attendance who have performed in the past at Blissfest and other Michigan festivals. Here’s more information about the 2020 International Folk Alliance  along with this video promotional clip

The Michigan Room will play host to 40 plus highly acclaimed, Michigan, national and international touring artists while also displaying a breadth of some of the finest products, beverages, eats, wares, and performance venues that Michigan has to offer! We would like to invite you to consider a sponsorship to help kick off the Blissfest’s 40th year

Here’s the rundown on what goes down at FAI: In the morning, there’s presentations, workshops, panels, discussions, and music camps happening. In the afternoons, there’s private showcases happening. In the early evening, 6-10 pm, there are the official showcases (happening in the conference rooms where bands showcase there talents with a full PA and large crowd atmosphere. Then from 10pm – 3 am, it’s the private showcases! The Michigan Festival Room will be one of the private showcase rooms.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking sponsorships at any level from individual Blissfest patrons and reaching out to our many connections within the Michigan Roots Music scene including Michigan Festivals and concert and dance venues, non-profit organizations and the many small businesses that together will help make the Michigan Room a success at Folk Alliance in New Orleans this January! Please review the sponsorship options and help us create a unique feature represent Michigan at the Folk Alliance International Conference 2020 in New Orleans.

Michigan Room Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider being a sponsor at whatever level you can afford to help cover the costs of making the Michigan Festival Room a success? We have a number of ways to acknowledge our sponsors including web and social network, your banner and our Michigan Mitten Map Banner that will represent all our festival and venue sponsors and their locations in Michigan. We will also share your swag to provide attendees is a great way to introduce attendees to your Michigan brand and unique target market, the likes of which, mostly musicians and industry reps (also musicians) who will be touring MI most likely in the near future. We also plan to live stream the event so you can participate and hear the music live. We are busy working on our schedule of artists and the lineup is going to be superb.

Levels of Sponsorship:

Blissed Out Sponsor: $10- $100      Digital Listing, and entry into 2020 Festival Ticket Drawing
Busker Sponsor : $101-$300             Digital Listing, stage announcement on live stream

Stage Sponsor: $301-$1,000             Venue logo on Michigan map in MI Room or business logo on sponsor banner in MI Room, plus above

Troubadour Sponsor: $1,001-$2,000  Your own businesses’ banner in The Michigan Room, plus above

Premier Sponsor: $2,000 & up            All the above plus attendance options                         

2020 Festival Ticket Drawing: Blissed Out level sponsors and above will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win tickets to participating festivals next summer.

We will be promoting all of our sponsors throughout the weekend and will have a number of sponsor features from co-branded social media promotions, live streams, shout outs from the stage and sharing your swag.

Product Sponsorship- We are also looking for Michigan craft beer and food product to use in our hospitality for the Michigan Room. Potential sponsors with high quality Michigan made products are especially encouraged to participate. We can work out the specifics of your sponsorship levels that include your products.


Payments- Blissfest Music Organization will be the fiduciary agent for Michigan Room sponsorship payments. All payments can be made to Blissfest Music Organization and sent to the  PO Box listed below. You may also pay online by going to the web page. Blissfest is a 501-c3 Non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules.

Blissfest Music Organization: Att. Michigan Room
P.O. Box 546
Petoskey, MI 49770  



The Blissfest Music Organization’s mission is to preserve traditions and promote innovators of American and world music, arts and sustainable living through performance, education and community participation. Non-Profit Tax ID 38-2848866


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