About the event
Ribfest Chicago kicks off on Friday, June 8th for three nights of this highly anticipated nationally-acclaimed food AND music festival; now is an opportune time to engage with 70,000 receptive customers as the fest continues to reap success for its partners and serves to benefit the community.
Ribfest is a nationally-recognized indie music festival, with no cookie-cutter cover band lineups. We collaborate with top talent agencies to feature the acts that perform at ticketed events, though ours is FREE to fans and we’ve been around longer than most. This provides a fabulous marketing platform for music, trending and tech industry leaders.
In 2014, Ribfest Chicago was selected from among thousands of national food events – and the only festival in Chicago – to be featured on Food Network’s best-of-fests series “Eating America, with Anthony Anderson,” which aired in more than 100 million US households and 150 countries, presenting Ribfest and its partners to nearly all of humanity! Well, more people than ever before, anyway.
Ribfest is annually voted as the Best Food Fest (among all of the city’s nearly 400 neighborhood events), and has earned the respect and trust of experiential marketers as THE place to be to put their product in front of a target audience. In the vein of other large national and international festivals, we seek interactive partners that hope to benefit from our coveted demographic.
Our alliance with sponsors and activation managers has solidified not only because we connect participating brands to an ideal market, but also because Ribfest provides a truly dynamic and unique festival experience that our sponsors enjoy sharing in year after year.
Aside from interactive onsite presence, web ads, logo inclusions and fest signage, we provide real bang-for-your-buck deliverables and several millions of impressions through a campaign that includes a north side billboard and CTA Brown Line advertising. We’re aware of no other Chicago event producing such extensive promotional coverage or the variety of ownership components available.
Why should you sponsor?
We don't solicit support for the event, we solicit partnerships that are built on relationships for mutual benefit. Ribfest Chicago is one of the city's most recognized festivals, ranking number 1 "Best Food Fest" for the past 5 or 6 years. We deliver an engaged audience of enthusiastic consumers to our partners.