Wed, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 21 2024

Vermont Burlesque Festival,

Vermont, United States Vermont, United States
One Sponsor Confirmed
Hendrick's Gin

  • About the event

    Nominated 5x for "Best Arts Event in Vermont", The Vermont Burlesque Festival is an annual all inclusive event that raises money and awareness for local charities all while celebrating body positivity and the burlesque revival.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Nominated five (5) times by the readers of the Seven Days newspaper as “Best Live Arts Event in Vermont,” The Vermont Burlesque Festival (VTBF) is an annual multi day, multi city, all inclusive performing arts event that utilizes burlesque as a medium to put an emphasis on body positivity, inclusivity, health, wellness, local charities, gender equality, live performing arts & live entertainment. VTBF features Vermont’s local burlesque community but also comedians, artists, musicians, and a variety of performance artists from around the world.  With guest performers regularly from overseas, typically more than 200 performers participate on multiple stages, over 5 days. As of 2023, about 1250 ticket holders (about 60% from Vermont and 40% from out of state) attend annually and about 350 watch on-line virtually. Attendees participate in a number of activities – Themed showcases, dinners, cocktail tastings, classes, dance events, competitions, vending, auctions, charity fundraisers, games, and general networking. Geared more for adults, every day and every event of the VTBF promises a uniquely different experience.

    When it comes to philanthropy, the festival cooperates with several charities raising money and awareness for…  Breast Cancer Research at the Cancer Center at UVM, The Pride Center of Vermont Health & Wellness Program, WARMTH – a heating fuel assistance program, and the grant program at The Vermont Arts Council.  The festival also promotes body positivity and acceptance of human differences.  Since 2014, the VTBF has raised over $8,000 for local charities and has exposed those charities to it’s 18,000 followers & subscribers.

    WHO:  Executive Producers Cory Royer & Kyla Waldron team up with Karen Dorey (associate producer) and a part time staff and volunteer family that typically rises about 200 people.  As of 2023, corporate and government partners have included Hendrick’s Gin, The Vermont Department of Tourism, BuzzBallz, Seven Days Newspaper, and Polly.

    WHAT: Five days of burlesque themed activities, including classes, black tie events, social hours, vending, live art, educational cocktail tastings, a silent auction, and 5 uniquely different themed showcases.

    WHEN: Annually with the next event currently scheduled for: January 17-21, 2024

    Burlington & Barre City, Vermont

    WHY: The burlesque revival is still in full-swing, making burlesque more popular than it’s been in decades.  We enjoy creating an annual Vermont based winter event that leaves glorious smiles on faces and gives back to the community. There are opportunities for everyone and anyone to learn, celebrate, contribute, and be entertained by not only the existing Vermont burlesque community, but by talent from outside of Vermont’s borders. Burlesque is an all inclusive, all accepting, entertaining and creative art form filled with expression, emotion, and passion.
    …And its fun! …That’s why.

    EXPECTED 2024 FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE: (includes attendees, performers and staff)
    Based on the attendance and growth from 2014 through 2023, the total expected attendance (including virtually) in 2024 is projected to be in the neighborhood of 1,700.



    Identifying as Female 78% (Hightest Female Age Groups 25-34 @ 28%, 35-44 @ 28%)

    Identifying as Male 20% (Highest Male Age Group 35-44 @ 7%, 25-34 @ 5%)

    Identifying as Other 2%

    Cory Royer

    We have been producing the Vermont Burlesque Festival since 2013 and have become one of Vermont's most anticipated yearly winder events.  We pride ourselves in providing one of the best ROI values out of any other local event.  It is because of this that we continually gain the trust and return support from international sponsors such as Hendrick's Gin.  We strive to provide not only one of the best live art events in the state but to also provide our supporters with the best value and brand recognition we can.

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected

    78% Male Attendees

    22% Female Attendees

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3 available packages from US$800 to US$2000

Gift Bag Sponsor

• Your Logo on All Festival Gift Bags (along with festival logo) (approx 150-200) • Prime Placement of Full Page Ad in Festival Program • Listed with a Live Link on the Festival Website (Sept-Aug) • 1 Social Media Post/Shout-Out per Month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March) •  Video Ad on Festival Live Stream • Video Ad (Silent) on In-Person Projection Screens (Pre-Show & Intermission) • 2 Tickets Each Night or 6 Tickets One Night • 6 Gift Bags • 2 Nights of Burlington Vending Table

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Key Note Sponsor

• Your Logo (alongside festival logo) projected on showroom screens before and after keynote speaker • Live Mention on Stage before keynote • Your 15-30sec ad on the festival live streams • Your Ad (full page) in the festival program/guide • Listed with a Live Link on the Festival Website • 2 Social Media Post per Month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March) • 4 Premium Tickets (your night of choice or use over multiple nights) • 2 Nights Burlington Vending Table • 4 Gift Bags

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Back Cover Program Ad

• Your Full Page Ad on the back cover (must comply with festival ad policies) • 15sec video ad on festival live stream • Listed with a Live Link on the Festival Website • 2 Social Media Post per Month (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) • 2 Tickets (your night of choice or use 1 each over two nights) • 2 Nights Burlington Vending Table Included • 2 Gift Bags

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