2016 G Fest Sponsorship Profile
Updated October 23, 2015
The 1st annual Muskogee Music Festival, G Fest, is designed as a three day outdoor eclectic music experience. It will be held at Hatbox Field located just off Highway 69 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Hatbox Field/Love Hatbox Sports Complex is strategically located just West of Highway 69 on Arline Drive in Muskogee, OK. Within 125 miles, there is a population base of approximately 4.7 million people.
Muskogee, Oklahoma is home to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF), which was established by the State Legislature in 1995 to honor, preserve, and promote the rich musical heritage of the State of Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma has produced an eclectic mix of musical artists over the years and currently hosts a number of festivals that specialize in Country, Rock, or Bluegrass. Initial funding for this event is underwritten by The City of Muskogee and The City of Muskogee Foundation.
G Fest presents an opportunity of no other festival, reuniting a legendary artist with the very city that was vital to his early success. Merle Haggard recorded the live album, “Okie From Muskogee” at the Muskogee Civic Center on October 10, 1969, subsequently winning “Album of the Year” by ACM and CMA. The return forty-seven years later to the town that was always referred to as “back home” during Haggard’s childhood and selected by CMT as the All-Time #1 Country Music song about cities will create a homecoming that Haggard fans will not want to miss. Co-headliner, The Avett Brothers, sets the tone for a true “eclectic” event. Complimenting the lineup with Red Dirt acts The Turnpike Troubadours and Jason Boland & The Stragglers.
G Fest will attract patrons from a 250+ mile radius to partake in this experience. It will play a crucial and long-term role in developing additional tourism dollars to the Muskogee area. The primary demographic will be comprised of 18-45 year-old fans from this region. As the event matures and builds a reputation as a premier “Eclectic music festival” in the country, the economic impact will grow. The Muskogee Music Festival melds the talent of a highly successful regional concert promoter with award-winning and experienced international music producers.
The City of Muskogee, Muskogee Tourism, and The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce prove strong support for the development of this event. In addition, regional businesses and civic leaders understand the importance of developing such an event that portends future success for years to come. G Fest creates a tremendous opportunity to create a branding and a new identity for Muskogee highlighting corporate citizenship, community involvement, and social responsibility through a charitable tie-in. G Fest will become a major event which will focus national/regional attention on the area as well as give back to the community. G Fest is not just another event but rather a vehicle to revitalize a historic town and instill new found pride.
Dates: 2016 Festival dates are June 16-18. Musical performances confirmed are Merle Haggard, Avett Brothers, The Turnpike Troubadours and Jason Boland & The Stragglers. More national acts will be announced soon. The event will also showcase numerous local and regional artists.
Location: Hatbox Airfield, 600 S. 40th St. – Muskogee, OK
Performance Schedule: 2:oopm – 11:oopm Thurs, June 16; 11:ooam -11:oopm Friday, June 17; & 11:ooam – 11:oopm Saturday, June 18
Produced by: The event is produced by Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 organization
Ticket Prices: Presale 1 tickets $79 + fees – on sale Monday 10/26. VIP Reserved Seating Presale 1 tickets $279 + fees. VIP Party Pit Presale 1 $279 + fees.
A total of five presale levels with gate prices $139+fees (General Admission), $379+fees (VIP Reserved Seating), and $379+fees (VIP Party Pit). Visit the Tickets page for the latest on ticket information.
Estimated Attendance: 12,000 – 15,000
Parking: VIP patrons receive free parking. All other parking $5 per day
Food & Beverage Court: Highlighting regional food establishments & national beverage support/involvement. Beer and liquor as well as an array of soft drinks, energy drinks, & water will be available. Food and Fun for
the whole family!
The total population using a 125 mile radius from Muskogee is 4.7 million.
- 1,631,000 18-44 years old
- 51% Female/49% male
- 72% white
- 8% Hispanic
- 8% Native American
- 7% African American
The Marketing Plan is a concerted multi-media effort utilizing the latest Marketing Tools & Strategies. Awareness & Advertising of the event will focus on Oklahoma and NW Arkansas. Beginning soon after the initial announcement, promotion will begin on “Oklahoma Music Shop”, which has a reach of over 3 million homes in Oklahoma through KSBI-OKC, TulsaCW19, and all Oklahoma OETA stations. Radio, TV, Print, News Media, & Social Media will be incorporated into the marketing.
Sponsorship is a thematic platform upon which companies integrate their Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations goals/strategies. Gfestprovides a wonderful opportunity. For more information regarding Sponsorships and Promotional opportunities please contact: Jim Blair (918) 869-6776 or send an email.