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The 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival is three months away, and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is putting the call out to get additional sponsors.
At today’s monthly board meeting of DTMSA, it was noted that the festival – to be held June 5-8 – is looking to secure another big sponsor to contribute $50,000 or more. The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau already is the presenting sponsor of the festival with its $50,000 commitment, but festival organizers would like to add another.
Having several smaller sponsors is another option as well to help fill that funding level. Sponsorships are critical in securing the entertainment for the festival.
There are several levels of sponsorship available. Each level includes special amenities including VIP tickets, tents, T-shirts, framed posters:
- Platinum – $50,000 or more
- Gold – $25,000
- Silver – $10,000
- Bronze – $5,000
- Festival Friend – $4,999 and below
For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Jessica Hollinger at (662) 841-6598 or email@example.com.
Meanwhile, sales for the Festival have gone well in the early going. In January, a limited offer of special ticket pages garnered about 350 purchasers. Individual tickets went on sale Feb. 10 at the BancorpSouth Arena and Ticketmaster, yielding nearly 300 sales.
In a change for this year’s festival, the Elvis Tribute Artist competition has been moved to the BancorpSouth Arena to accommodate more fans. In the past, the event was held at the Lyric Theater.
Downtown Tupelo Main Street is seeking to have several blocks included on the National Register of Historic Places, and a public meeting will be held TODAY at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council chamber on the second floor at City Hall.
The overview of the National Register and details of the district’s listing will be presented at the meeting. Staff from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will answer questions.
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association said nomination to the National Register will be sought next month by the Mississippi National Register Review Board.
An advantage of Historic District designation is that it provides eligibility for federal tax provisions and state tax credits. Also, any federal grants can be applied for.
Our main focus is an economic development tool. Property Owners do not have to do anything to their property because of a designation,” said DTMSA Director Debbie Brangenberg in an earlier interview. “If they do, they will follow the same design criteria that is already in place for downtown, and also apply for the Income Investment Tax Credits. In other words, nothing changes from what already exists, this designation simply gives us an incentive that we have not had.”
Also, listing on the National Register doesn’t require property owners to open up their properties to public visitation
Individual tickets will be available at the BancorpSouth Arena Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com Monday, February 10t at 10 a.m..
Please contact the Tupelo Elvis Festival office with any questions: 662-841-6598 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 5 – 8, 2014. The festival staff is excited to announce the Elvis Tribute Artists events will move to the BancorpSouth Arena for the 2014 festival. The new venue will allow for more fans to attend the events and support their favorite ETA’s.
The 2014 line-up is as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Tickets are officially on sale today for the Tupelo Craft Beer Festival, which will be held Saturday, March 22 from noon until 5 p.m. in Fairpark.
Cost is $40 for general admission and $15 for designated driver tickets.
Other packages are available on the website as well.
You can also buy tickets locally at Neon Pig, Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, Blue Canoe, Papa V’s, Tupelo Downtown Main Street office and Todd’s Big Star.
Back in December, we told you about this year’s Tupelo Craft Beer Festival being moved to Fairpark in downtown Tupelo, as well as the date moving later, to March 22.
Now we can tell you that tickets officially go on sale Feb. 3 at 9 a.m., according to the website for the festival.
HOWEVER, note that if you type ”tcbf2014” right now where it asks for a promotional code at the bottom of the website page, you’ll get $5 off for a pre-sale general admission pre-sale ticket, which means it’s only $35 – plus a processing fee. It’s only good for a limited time, though.
Otherwise, general admission tickets are $40 each, while designated driver tickets are $15 each.
Also, there is a special $85 ticket for a Friday night, March 21, at Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, or KOK..
And hotel-plus-craft beer admission packages are available. The package of two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn and two tickets goes for $330, while the package for one night and two tickets costs $220.
You’ve got another week left for your chance to win more than $2,000 worth of prizes from downtown Tupelo merchants. Between now and Dec. 12, shoppers who spend at least $20 at participating merchants gift certificatess, cupcakes, clothing, a gas card, gift baskets, framed art and more.
It’s the second annual “Win the Window”Christmas promotion sponsored by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
You can see all the prizes in the window at 207 Main Street, the office of the Laher Law firm.
Every purchase of $20 or more gets you an entry into the contest.
Last year, some 2,500 entries were received. So far, more than 1,000 entries have been received.
The drawing will be held next Friday, Dec. 13.
Participating businesses include Bar-B-Q by Jim, Cafe 212, Caron Gallery, Fairpark Grill, Farmhouse on Main, His Hers Antiques & Collectibles, J. Edward Design Co., MLM Clothiers, Pava V’s, Park Heights, Reed’s Regions Bank, Rosie’s, SprintPrint, Swirlz, The Dance Studio, The Main Attraction, Tupelo Community Theatre, Tupelo Hardware and Voe’s Boutique.