Local Sponsors 2017-04-17T13:08:45-05:00

Be Part of Italian Lights

with our Local Business Sponsorship Packages!

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The Italian Lights Festival returns this August 18-21, four days celebrating the food, wine, music & traditions of Italy. In 2017, our festival culminates in the spectacular finale of Great American Eclipse, which passes over Nashville on Monday, August 21st.  This is the first time in 500 years that a total eclipse will pass through North America, and Nashville is the largest city in the USA in the path of totality.

NASHVILLE’S EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Solar Eclipse Official Viewing Nashville 2017

OVER 1 MILLION TOURISTS are expected to flood Nashville for the Eclipse event, and Italian Lights will be the biggest free event in the city! The festival has been extended to 4 days to accommodate the Solar Eclipse events and crowds. As an official NASA Viewing Location for the Eclipse, the crowds this year will be record-breaking. 

Join us as we celebrate the Sights and Sounds of Italy… with a once in a lifetime Grand Finale: a Total Solar Eclipse in Nashville.

2017 Italian Lights Festival

Bicentennial Capitol Mall, downtown Nashville – August 18-21, 2017 

2017 DATES & TIMES:
8/18  Friday       2pm-10pm
8/19  Saturday  10am-10pm
8/20 Sunday    10am–10pm
8/21  Monday    10am–6pm

Early Bird Pricing Ends August 15!

Save $100 by signing up to become a sponsor TODAY!

Silver Package

$1499

10 x 10 Exhibitor Space – All 4 Days:
10 x 10 exhibitor booth on the festival grounds. Includes electrical connections & 24/7 security for all 4 days of the festival.


2 VIP Weekend Tickets:
TWO included VIP Weekend Passes. Enjoy VIP Perks at the festival, all weekend long! As a Local Business Sponsor, you may also purchase up to 10 additional Day or Weekend VIP Tickets at half price for employees, friends and family.


Promotional Email to 20,000 Subscribers:
Your business will be featured in an email to our 20,000 Italian Lights & Oktoberfest subscribers- and may include a special offer or coupon for your business, with a link back to your website.


$50 Paid Facebook Promotions:
Receive a paid-for promoted Facebook post about your participation in the Festival. We’ll budget at least $50 for the promotion – but for most sponsors, we typically spend more.  We’ll also add free Twitter and Instagram callouts highlighting your business. In 2016, our Facebook posts reached over 300,000 people within 25 miles of Nashville!


VIP Ticket Giveaway & Promo Codes:
A hassle-free way giveaway for TWO VIP Tickets completely managed by us and branded to your business.  Grow your email list & Facebook Likes at no cost!  Once your contest ends, connect with your new subscribers by offering exclusive VIP Ticket promo codes!


Featured Listing on our Website:
Feature your business on the Italian Lights website with a live link back to your website or Facebook page. Free traffic and promotion!


$150 Oktoberfest Bonus Credit:
All Italian Lights Local Sponsors will receive a $150 credit that can be used to join our Oktoberfest Local Sponsors program.

Gold Package

$1999

10 x 20 Exhibitor Space – All 4 Days:
10 x 20 exhibitor booth on the festival grounds. Includes electrical connections & 24/7 security for all 4 days of the festival.


6 VIP Weekend Tickets:
SIX included VIP Weekend Passes. Enjoy VIP Perks at the festival, all weekend long! As a Local Business Sponsor, you may also purchase up to 10 additional Day or Weekend VIP Tickets at half price for employees, friends and family.


Promotional Email to 20,000 Subscribers:
Your business will be featured in an email to our 20,000 Italian Lights & Oktoberfest subscribers- and may include a special offer or coupon for your business, with a link back to your website.


$100 Paid Facebook Promotions:
Receive a paid-for promoted Facebook post about your participation in the Festival. We’ll budget at least $100 for the promotion – but for most sponsors, we typically spend more.  We’ll also add free Twitter and Instagram callouts highlighting your business. In 2016, our Facebook posts reached over 300,000 people within 25 miles of Nashville!


VIP Ticket Giveaway & Promo Codes:
A hassle-free way giveaway for TWO VIP Tickets completely managed by us and branded to your business.  Grow your email list & Facebook Likes at no cost!  Once your contest ends, connect with your new subscribers by offering exclusive VIP Ticket promo codes!


Featured Listing on our Website:
Feature your business on the Italian Lights website with a live link back to your website or Facebook page. Free traffic and promotion!


$300 Oktoberfest Bonus Credit:
Gold-level Local Sponsors will receive a $300 credit that can be used to join our Oktoberfest Local Sponsors program.

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