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Sponsorship Opportunities


Through its concert performances, the Evolution Big Band touches the lives of thousands of people of all ages around the Lowcountry.  As a nonprofit organization, the band attracts large audiences on a regular basis. For example, attendance for Evolution Big Band performances during 2019-2022 averaged more than 200 guests per show and totalling approximately 4,000 attendees.


Using musical entertainment as a platform, the Evolution Big Band has become a fundraising machine that creates successful events by combining big band jazz music with compelling experiences for its nonprofit partners. The band is skilled at leveraging digital, social media and direct marketing, and maintains a database of over 1,000 fans who regularly follow band performances and their causes. As a marketing partner with our nonprofit organizations, the Evolution Big Band has helped raise more than $350,000 to support their worthy causes.


Companies and nonprofit organizations looking to gain market exposure, generate goodwill and strengthen their brands will find the Evolution Big Band to be an attractive partner.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Concert sponsorships

  • Season sponsorships

  • Guest artist sponsorships

  • General operations support

  • Matching gifts


Benefits of Sponsorship:

  • Exposure in Evolution Big Band print and digital ads, social media and fan emails, as well as Evolution Big Band website and Facebook page

  • Inclusion of an ad for your company in our concert program

  • Sponsor recognition in materials sent to donors and community leaders

  • Company’s sponsorship announced from the stage

  • Association of your brand with an organization committed to keeping big band music alive and thriving, while supporting worthy nonprofit causes

  • Helping to support music that keeps the Lowcountry a diverse, cultural and eclectic community


For more information, please contact the Evolution Big Band Executive Director, Jeff Shawd, at 612-430-4213

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