The Duncan Farmers Market is looking for individuals and businesses who are interested in supporting the market through a newly developed music sponsorship program. For years, the market has played host to local musicians each Saturday from April through October. Thousands of customers attend the market during the busy summer months and enjoy all the sights and sounds and goodies the market has to offer.
Every weekend from April – October, our market presents live, local musicians on two stages – City Square Stage and Ingram St. Stage. The addition of live music at the market contributes to the friendly and upbeat ambience for our local customers as well as for the many out-of-town visitors we attract from other parts of Vancouver Island, from across Canada, and from around the world.
OUR CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS
In 2016 we conducted a survey over three markets days – one in April, one in August and one in October. Almost half (46%) of the survey respondents said they visit the market either ‘regularly’ (almost weekly) or ‘frequently’ (2-3 times per month). This survey created a baseline ratio for our resident or core market segment versus the remaining segment made up of infrequent local shoppers and visitors to Duncan (54%). Over these three sample dates, the average daily attendance at the market was 3,976, and the market is currently ranked as the #1 Thing to Do in Duncan on TripAdvsor.ca.
SPRING/SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMMING
This year we are aiming to welcome some new faces at the market. We recently put out a widely—shared post, calling for Expressions of Interest from musicians across the island. Confirmed artists for our Spring/Summer market include Ranj Singh, CURL, Myk Sharratt, Anneda Loop, Dennis Atkins, Beverley McKeen, The Chick Wagon Band, Andy McCormack, and Jana Seal.
The music sponsorship is available on a weekly, monthly or full season basis to cover the cost of our musicians.
Sponsors will have their logo placed on our website during the time of their sponsorship, as well as being recognized as a sponsor through a social media post on Facebook and Instagram. The musicians will also give shout outs to our sponsor during the course of the market day.
In addition, sponsors that choose a monthly or full season sponsorship will also have a sign placed in front of the stage with their name and logo as the recognized sponsor. These sponsors will have their logos on our website for the duration of the market year.
Sponsorship is available for both the main City Square stage as well as the Ingram Street Side Stage.
For more information on taking part in our music sponsorship program, please contact the Meredith Potter, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org