SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OUR MISSION​

To raise awareness of and funds to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity while fostering community in a celebration of two of North Carolina's cultural assets: barbecue and bluegrass.

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The Pit’s 12th ‘Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh Saturday, April, 16, 2022! Join us for the biggest ‘Cuegrass yet as we fire up the pig cookers and serve plenty of our famous Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue and a selection of local beers. 

It’s all for a good cause. Our primary beneficiary for 2022 is SAFEchild’s Champion Our Children capital campaign. Funds will also support Cub Scout Pack 325, and the Junior League of Raleigh’s BackPack Buddies program, which helps provide children at Lacy, Hunter, Root, Conn, and Beaverdam Elementary Schools with healthy weekend meals and snacks during the school year.

This is all made possible by Sponsors.

Partnerships allow us to create the most impact year after year and guarantee that 100% of the money made at ‘Cuegrass goes directly to local North Carolina programs supporting children in our community. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 919.459.2347 or cuegrass@empireeats.com.

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'CUE FACTS

  • $171,000 raised for local organizations  

  • 10 different charities helped: BackPack Buddies, SafeChild, Cub Scouts, Team Chris Combs, Food Banks of CENC, 4-H Club, NC Farmers via AWA, WC Breeze Family Farm, Read & Feed, and Feed the Farm  

  • 1 in 5 kids in North Carolina do not have enough food to eat. ‘Cuegrass funds local BackPack Buddies programs to help change that. 

  • Thanks to funds raised at ‘Cuegrass, the Junior League of Raleigh’s BackPack Buddies Program has been able to provide meals for 300 campers at the YMCA’s Camp High Hopes for the 3rd year in a row.

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“Thanks to ‘Cuegrass, the Junior League of Raleigh’s BackPack Buddies program has grown from serving 2 schools to 5 schools over the last 6 years. This year alone, we will provide close to 9,000 weekend meals for children who experience food insecurity during the school year.”

-Astra Ball, President, Junior League of Raleigh

SUPPORTING

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SPONSORSHIP DEADLINES

March 11, 2022 for print materials and April 1, 2022 for all other opportunities.

Contact cuegrass@empireeats.com or 919.459.2347

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $10,000

Exclusive - One Available

  • “Presented by” recognition and prominent
    logo placement on ‘Cuegrass posters, event marketing materials, on cuegrass.com, and on
    thepit-raleigh.com

  • Prominent logo placement on main stage banners, and banners throughout the main festival grounds

  • 20x10 Sponsor tent with food and drinks provided within

  • 10 parking spaces near the festival

  • 5 main stage mentions by ‘Cuegrass emcee 

  • Full-page (8.5 x 5.5) advertisement in event program

  • Opportunity for company representative to speak on stage

  • Opportunity to set up a vendor tent to pass out information, swag, or merchandise representing your company  

  •  Social media collaboration and recognition

BANJO SPONSOR - $7,500

  • Prominent logo placement on ‘Cuegrass posters, event marketing materials, and on cuegrass.com

  • Prominent logo placement on the Beer & Banjos stage and banners throughout the main festival grounds

  • 10x10 Sponsor tent and food and drinks provided within

  • 5 parking spaces near the festival

  • Half-page (5.5 x 4.25) advertisement in event program

  • Opportunity to set up a vendor tent to pass out information, swag, or merchandise representing your company  

  • Social media collaboration and recognition

MANDOLIN SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Logo included on ‘Cuegrass posters, event marketing materials, and on cuegrass.com

  • Logo included on banners throughout the main festival grounds

  • 2 parking spaces near the festival

  • Quarter-page (2.75 x 4.25) advertisement in event program

  • Social media collaboration and recognition

BASS SPONSOR - $2,000

  • Logo included on cuegrass.com

  • Logo included on banners throughout the main festival grounds

  • Name listed on all event marketing materials

  • Name listed in event program

  • Social media collaboration and recognition

KID ZONE SPONSOR - $1,000

  • Logo included on cuegrass.com

  • Prominent logo placement on Kids Zone banner

  • Name listed on all event marketing materials

  • Company logo on printed ‘Cuegrass activity mats

  • Name listed in event program

  • Social media collaboration and recognition

FIDDLE SPONSOR - $500

  • Logo included on cuegrass.com

  • Name listed on all event marketing materials

  • Company logo on front cover of event program

  • Social media recognition

SILENT AUCTION

We’re always accepting items for our silent auction table! If you would like to donate an item, contact us at cuegrass@empireeats.com for more information about how to submit.

VENDOR

We’re accepting non-food-and-beverage vendors for ‘Cuegrass 2020. The vendor fee is $250 and comes with one 10x10 tent . Fill out a vendor application here.

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