317 Main Annual Fundraising Party (House Party)

Friday, April 3,  2020 • Approx 300 guests

This signature party (formerly called House Party) and auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year,  an event where 300 of our closest friends come together to celebrate community music and raise critical funds to support our programs. The lively evening always takes place in a fun venue and includes performances, an auction, catered cuisine and cocktails.

In 2020, the party will be held in the historic Portland Masonic building on Congress street. Our featured performers are vocalist Heather Masse (best known for her work with the Wailin’ Jennys) and Jed Wilson on piano.

Why support it:  This party rocks and the proceeds give 317 Main financial stability. This fundraiser helps keep our lights on. Tuition from music lessons covers only about 60% of our operating costs. The remaining 40% comes from donations, foundations and corporate sponsorships. Your support helps us fund scholarships, financial aid and partnership programs.  As a Presenting Sponsor at this party, your business is seen as a leader by 317 Main’s key financial supporters– other community leaders who are passionate about music education.

Promotion includes: Poster, printed invitations, print ads,  email and social media campaigns targeted at our donors.

317 Main Community Music Festival (RootsFest)

Saturday September 12, 2020 • Approx 1000 guests of all ages

HenryFest is 317 Main’s annual family-friendly outdoor music festival, located at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth – a beautiful venue with trails and a sloping field that’s ideal for outdoor concerts.  The day-long event features a mix of local and touring musicians, a fine selection of local food trucks and craft beers, a children’s activity area, music and dance workshops for all ages, an instrument discovery tent, lawn games and more.

Promotion includes: Poster with wide distribution,  (60+ locations) Banner in front of 317 Main,  Ads in regional publications, Email and Social Media campaigns targeted broadly at music lovers and families across the southern Maine region.

Deadline for Sponsorship for 2020 event: Friday, July 15, 2020 

Why support it: HenryFest is a popular, established festival that epitomizes 317 Main’s mission of bringing the community together through music.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for your business to be seen by a large (@1,000 people) and loyal audience. As a presenting sponsor your financial support allows us to attract high-caliber performers from around the country, while keeping ticket costs down.

Little Roots FREE Saturday Concerts

2 concert series, each with 3 three concerts, (6 concerts total)  on Saturdays 12-1pm – Approx 50 people per event 

This free concert series gives younger children and their families the chance to get to know a musical genre in a relaxed setting.  At each show, a 317 Teaching Artist showcases a genre they love such as jazz, bluegrass or Cajun music. Audiences have a chance to participate with plenty of time left for Q and A.

Why support it:

This concert series is free and we couldn’t do it without you! As a Presenting Sponsor you make it possible for 317 Main to provide a free listen and learning opportunity for parents and young children. We are currently running this program as a pilot. With a Presenting Sponsor, we’ll be able to offer it throughout the school year in 2020/2021.

Seasonal Contra Dance

4 dances a year in various locations on Saturdays 5-8pm. – Approx. 100 people per dance

Contra dancing is a form of social dancing that’s unique to New England. 317 Main plays a role in keeping the tradition alive with our seasonal dances held at various grange halls, barns and schools.  The “All-Comers Band,” led by Fiddler Ellen Gawler is made up of 317 Main students and community members and the dances are called by Maggie Robinson.

Promotion includes: Posters, Banner,  Website, Social Media.

Yarmouth Farmers Market

20 Markets, June – Mid October on Thursdays 3-6 pm

Approximately 200 people each week

Why support it: Your business is associated with a community treasure. Your sponsorship promotes access to the freshest food, supports family farms, and allows us to pay the teaching artists who perform during the market.

Concert Series at First Parish Congregational Church


October 2020, December 2020, March 2021 – Approx 300 guests per show

317 Main presents three concerts a year at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth. The fall and spring shows feature nationally and internationally known touring artists and the winter concert “Songs of the Season” is a beloved holiday tradition featuring an ensemble of our teaching artists. 

Promotion includes: Poster with wide distribution, print ads, email and social media campaigns targeted at our community, a concert program, pre-party reception at 317 Main. 

Presenting Sponsor: $5000 (one per program)

All benefits of VIP Sponsor plus
• Use of 317’s facility for a company event, including 2 hours of live music
• Logo/business name on website, email announcements, poster, and banner
• Shout outs and tags on relevant social media and press releases
• 8 event tickets of your choice
• Recognition plaque in lobby of 317 Main
• Invitations to 317 Main parties, socials, and concerts

VIP Sponsor

• Logo on poster, web site, and email announcement
• 90 minutes of live music from a 317 Main ensemble at your event
• Logo on poster, website, email announcements, poster, banner & press release
• Verbal recognition during the event/program
• 6 event tickets of your choice
• Invitation to 317 Main parties, house parties, social, and other events

Signature Sponsor

• Logo on poster, web site, and email announcement
• Logo on event signage and/or banner
• 4 event tickets of your choice

Major Sponsor

• Signage at HenryFest Kid’s Area or Discovery Tent (limited to one sponsor per area)
• Logo on web site, poster and email announcements
• 4 HenryFest tickets

Supporting Sponsor

• Logo on web site and poster
• 2 event tickets of your choice