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Sponsor a Musician

San Luis Obispo Symphony musicians are talented members of our community. You can show your appreciation for their hard work and honor their accomplishments by sponsoring the chair of an orchestra member.

Sponsoring a musician is easy! You may choose a specific person or section you would like to support, or you can choose the amount you would like to donate and we will match you with a musician who needs a sponsor. You will be recognized in our program books for your generous contribution. For more information, please contact Leslie McKinley at 805-548-1584 or development@slosymphony.org.

Rates for musician sponsorships in the 2020-2021 season are as follows:


Exclusive Sponsorship* – $3,000

Co-Sponsorship – $1,500


Exclusive Sponsorship – $1,500

Co-Sponsorship – $750


Exclusive Sponsorship – $750

Co-Sponsorship – $375

*Only one (1) available. Please call 805-548-1584 for information.

Sponsor a Season, Concert, or Event

The San Luis Obispo Symphony sponsorship opportunities offer a variety of ways for local businesses to become involved and engaged with the arts. By becoming a sponsor, you can provide exciting entertainment for clients, reward your employees, and demonstrate your philanthropic commitment to the community – all while connecting your business’s name with thousands of Central Coast music lovers and culture vultures.

Sponsorship benefits may include:

  • Your name or logo featured on promotional materials, programs books, and our website
  • Your name or logo featured in the lobby and above the stage prior to concerts
  • Ad space in concert program books
  • Tickets to Symphony performances
  • Invitations to exclusive special events
  • Promotional space in the lobby during concerts
  • Acknowledgment from the stage at concerts

Please see below for examples of some of our many sponsorship opportunities (subject to availability). If you are interested in learning more about any of these, or would like to discuss additional ways you or your business can support the Symphony, please call 805-548-1584 or contact development@slosymphony.org.

Premium Sponsorships

Name the Symphony Series

This exclusive opportunity gives you naming rights to the Symphony’s “Concerts in the Cohan” series. The series has been a recognizable feature throughout the community since the opening of the Performing Arts Center. Add your name as the presenting sponsor of our signature series and make the “YOUR NAME HERE Concerts in the Cohan” the can’t-miss cultural experience of San Luis Obispo. Benefits to be discussed.

Symphony Season Sponsor

Becoming a sponsor for the 2019-2020 season gives you great opportunities for visibility. Season promotions and advertising run from September to May and reach thousands of potential customers for your business.

Exclusive Concert Sponsor

As the exclusive sponsor of any one concert in the 2019-2020 season, you will stand out from the crowd! Your business will be in the spotlight at a spectacular evening of music.

“No Ties” Series Sponsor

Help make great music accessible to everyone. Sponsor the whole season of our “No Ties” dress rehearsals, where kids come free and everyone can get a behind-the-scenes peek at a real rehearsal in a relaxed setting. “No Ties” run the morning of each concert, giving your business visibility throughout the season!

Additional Sponsorships

Youth Symphony Season Sponsor

Provide Youth Symphony students the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of their families, friends, and the public at three high class concerts throughout the season. Create opportunities for children from low-income families throughout the Central Coast to participate in Youth Symphony through scholarships.

Music Van Sponsor

Sponsoring the Music Van helps cover the cost of maintenance and repair so that our presenters, Zookeepers, equipment and instruments can travel safely to schools and special events all over San Luis Obispo County. The sponsorship will also provide a branded wrap for the Music Van, bringing your name and logo along for the ride as we drive across the county!

Guest Soloist Sponsor

Helps bring outstanding soloists to San Luis Obispo to perform with the Symphony. Sponsorship helps cover performance expenses, especially artist fees and travel and music cost.

Special Event Sponsor

Underwrite or support a fundraising event to help the Symphony cover expenses year-round. You will receive special recognition at the event. We accept cash donations for special events, as well as in-kind contributions such as venue space, wine and food, auction items, and more.


Want to discuss other opportunities? We are happy to work with you to develop a sponsorship package that supports the Symphony and provides you and your business with the recognition you deserve. Please call us at 805-548-1584 or contact development@slosymphony.com for more information.