• Sponsorship

  • Increase your brand awareness by targeting the most affluent households in southwest Ohio. How? Become a Fraze Pavilion sponsor.

    Why Sponsor at Fraze?

    It is proven that sponsorships create brand loyalty, and the Fraze Pavilion provides a wide range of opportunities to meet the unique objectives you are looking to accomplish.

    From a full season sponsorship, covering a larger demographic range, down to a specific event sponsorship, for a very specific market, the Fraze Pavilion can accommodate.

    At Fraze, you can introduce a product, entertain key clients, shape or re-focus public perception, move product at the retail level, market with couponing, sample your product or service to a target audience, utilize on-site signage or capture names for a direct mail campaign—all the while differentiating your product in a unique way.

    Our 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater has a strong positive regional reputation for presenting a wide variety of popular programs in an inviting and customer-friendly park environment. Fraze is the place to capture the attention of an affluent audience.

    Overview of Fraze Pavilion

    Fraze Pavilion is a 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater in Kettering, Ohio. It is owned and operated by the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department. Each summer, Fraze presents over 60 events including 30-plus ticketed shows, nearly 20 free events and eight major festivals.

    Fraze Pavilion is celebrating its 25th season in 2016 and since the venue opened in 1991, Fraze has increased in recognition and reputation. Fraze Pavilion consistently ranks in the Top 50 of the Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheaters based on ticket sales according to Pollstar Magazine, the publication for the music entertainment industry. This list is compiled based on reported ticket sales comparing Fraze Pavilion with amphitheaters, some nearly five times larger.

    Some of the artists that have played Fraze include:

    Josh Groban
    Steve Martin
    Alabama
    Ringo Starr
    Alison Krauss & Union Station
    Bryan Adams
    Bob Dylan
    ZZ Top
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Michael Buble
    Sheryl Crow
    REBA
    James Taylor
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    B.B. King
    The Doobie Brothers
    Journey
    Harry Connick, Jr.
    Garrison Keilor
    Huey Lewis
    John Mayer
    Jackson Browne
    Norah Jones
    Vince Gill
    Earth, Wind & Fire
    Willie Nelson
    Bonnie Raitt
    Backstreet Boys
    Gregg Allman
    Alice Cooper

    Fraze Pavilion Highlights:

    1991 – Fraze Pavilion opens on September 14 with Marvin Hamlisch
    1992 – Fraze presents 40 events during the first full season
    1993 – Festivals are added to the Fraze summer calendar
    1996 – First Annual Swamp Romp Festival
    1996 – Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra names Fraze “summer home”
    1997 – Fraze hits $1,000,000 in ticket sales
    1999 – First MIX 107.7 Summerfest concert with Rick Springfield
    2002 – Programming increases by 57% since 1992; from 40 to 63 events
    2002 – Fraze breaks all previous sales records with over $1,870,000
    2003 – Sheryl Crow sells-out 2 concerts & records a DVD at Fraze
    2004 – Fraze Pavilion named to Top 50 Amphitheatres by Pollstar
    2004 – Ticket sales nearly top $2.1 million breaking all previous records
    2005 – Fraze Pavilion named to Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollstar
    2006 – Fraze Pavilion named to Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollstar
    2007 – Fraze Pavilion named to Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollstar
    2008 – Former Beatle, Ringo Starr, and His All-Starr Band perform on the Fraze stage for the first time.
    SummerFest with MIX 107.7FM celebrates ten seasons at Fraze with an all-day music festival featuring 10 popular ’80s music artists and groups. Fraze is named 51 out of the Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollstar.
    2009 – Introduced S.O.S. – our Save on Seats program offering over 30 events with ticket prices under $20. Fraze Pavilion named to Top 100 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollstar.
    2010 – Introduced Summer Savers Series with Friday and Saturday night concerts $5 to $7. Launched Fraze Spotlight – a 48 page coffee table quality magazine with articles and advertising about the 2010 season.
    2011 – 20th Anniversary Season featured three free performances by national recording artists Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Temptations and Air Supply. Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest was added in July with tremendous response and presented in conjunction with the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.
    2012 – Etix, the new ticketing provider for Fraze Pavilion, enabled ticket buyers to choose their seats to performances.
    2013 – Fraze FanFare opens in Town & Country Shopping Center, our year round ticket office, selling Fraze concert tickets, gift certificates and Fraze branded merchandise. The Dayton Dragons All Star Block Party held at Fraze Pavilion in June the night before the Dragons hosted the Midwest League All Star Game.
    2014 – Regional Star-Spangled Celebration featured comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Cassano’s celebrate their 60th Anniversary at Fraze with Pete Rose and 2014 featured the most concert sell outs in venue history.
    2015 – REBA concert sold out in 7 hours – a venue record. Park improvements included a new patio in the fountain area along with a new light tower/entryway to amphitheater seating.

    The Perfect Audience

    Fraze Pavilion draws the majority of its event-goers from a nine-county, 700,000-person area surrounding Dayton and Kettering, Ohio, plus along the I-75 corridor to Cincinnati. This region represents the most affluent and one of the fastest growing areas in southwest Ohio. In addition, Fraze can work with you to target very specific age demographics.

    Brand Positioning & Advertising Options

    Available sponsorship levels:

    • Full Season Sponsorship
    • Sponsorship of the Stage in Lincoln Park during Festivals
    • Throwback Thursday Series Sponsorhip
    • $5 Fridays Series Sponsorship
    • $2 Tuesdays Series Sponsorship
    • Free @ Fraze Events
    • Individual Show Sponsorship (3 Levels)
    • Banners in Lincoln Park

    All of the above levels offer opportunities of on-site presence plus acknowledgment and recognition in print and electronic materials associated with your sponsored event(s). Generally, the Fraze Pavilion proposes a package that will serve to elevate brand awareness in a long-term manner.

    There are other sponsorship opportunities that are available (ticket envelopes, staff shirts, patron wristbands) or could be arranged depending on your particular goals and objectives. Special events created by you, the sponsor, are also a possibility. In all cases, we will work with you, applying our creativity to sell your service or product.

    Exclusive Sponsor Privileges

    The following are examples of some of the exclusive privileges extended to you as a full season sponsor.

    • Up to 24 reserved orchestra seats to every Fraze Pavilion
      performance throughout the season, with the option to
      purchase additional tickets (an $18,000 – $20,000 ticket value).
    • Use of the Fraze Patio to entertain clients and/or employees
      prior to concerts, up to six times during the season (a $2,700 value).
    • Guaranteed exclusivity in product category or service.
    • First right to renew sponsorship agreement for following seasons.

    Get More Information

    To learn more about current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Durham, Fraze Pavilion General Manager, at (937) 296-3300.

  • News & More

  • Recent Security Changes

    Fraze Pavilion has recently implemented new policies regarding the size of bags allowed at events. Bags or purses 12”x12”x6” or smaller will be permitted into the facility. Back packs are prohibited. We are making these …

  • Q&A with Fraze Team Leader Mike Broaddus

    What do you do at Fraze Pavilion? Over the past 15 years, I have been a member of the management team, the last 2 years I worked on the production team, and this summer I’m …

  • Fraze Team Member Patrick Bailey in his own words

    Pat Bailey

    Pictured at right: Pat Bailey with long time friend Tina Garland What are your duties at Fraze? I’ve worked at Fraze since the summer of 2005 so this will be my 12th season. I work …

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