What we do:
In its third year the Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues festival is a three day interactive music event held in Holly Springs MS. over the third weekend in May. The music festival honors beloved Holly Springs resident international Blues legend David “Junior” Kimbrough.
Who we are:
Hosted by Robert Kimbrough Sr., Junior’s baby boy the festival is organized by the grassroots group The Son & Friends of Junior Kimbrough. Holly Springs Community Development Corporation a recognized 501(c) nonprofit organization,
adopted our festival allowing for tax deductible donations, and public funding.
The Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival is funded by the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area Alliance, and the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Robert Kimbrough Sr. created the Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival in honor of his father Junior Kimbrough.
The festival was developed and branded by Robert Kimbrough Sr. , alone with FANCY! a Brooklyn NY media arts company. Robert designed a unique, unfiltered, authentic blues experience based on Junior Kimbrough’s life, music, and personal history.
The Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival caters to Blues fans from all over the world. Any Blues fan will tell you a visit to Mississippi is imperative to hear and experience the Blues. The festival offers an authentic unfiltered atmosphere, an intimate setting of a Juke Joint. Robert invites outsiders in, to a traditional afro-american environment unique and unfiltered, a local cultural experience.
The three day event offers multiple activities at various locations over the weekend in Holly Springs, MS. Past festivals have drawn 300 attendees, 80% from outside Marshall County. Attendees have traveled from South America, UK and Canada, as well as New York, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois and 14 other counties in Mississippi.
The festival is a family affair, all ages are welcome. Our attendees range in age from 18-80. Our very mixed crowd of appreciative Blues enthusiast is comprised of a median age of 35-65, 2/3 male 1/3 female , 65% college graduate, 25% post college degrees
Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities
Logo placement, name of business or person
Options for placement, inclusion, size on any or all printed matter
Festival poster (100 Full Color 13x19in custom designed )
Postcard (1000 2 Sided 4×6 )
Tour Book (100, full color 20 page)
Memorial Map (run of 500)
1st placement $100 , 2nd placement $20, 3rd placement $10
Placement on all pages, right column
multiple placement all linked pages
w/ active link
All pages right column: small ad $50 w/ link $75, Large ad $75 w/ link $100
Second placement on sponsor page w/ link $25
Repeat posts on various social media platforms
$100 (4 posts) $10 for each addition post
Logo inclusion 30 second video ad posted on YOUTUBE and other social media platforms.
LIVING BLUES AD (2 ads)
Inclusion B&W 1/4 page ad
Stage Banner Display
Location placement display, and event sponsor $200
Photo Exhibition Women Who Captured Junior by Yancey Allison, Lauri Lawson
Rust College Library Gallery
May 17- June 19, 2019
Memorial Tour Logo Placement at each destination $100
Chewalla Rib Shack
Bundle packages are available for all print, digital media and stage banner space
We offer a bundle package for all print and digital media advertising space.
5 placements in any print or digital media – $250
Placed on all print and digital media -$500
Combined custom bundled of placement on all print, digital media , and stage banner – $1000
Vendor spaces are available for SUNDAY ONLY MAY 19th, 2019 2PM – MIDNIGHT
Food Truck – $100
Arts, crafts, wares – $50
Space is available, however tables are limited. Please contact us to reserve a table.