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 Pavilion is the placeto get the attention of your 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. Fraze Pavilion presents many events each summer including ticketed performances, free shows and signature themed festivals.

Fraze Pavilion is celebrating its 27th season in 2018 and since the venue opened in 1991, Fraze has increased in recognition and reputation. Fraze Pavilion consistently ranks as one 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
Ringo Starr
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Bryan Adams
Bob Dylan
ZZ Top
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Michael Buble
Sheryl Crow
James Taylor
Crosby, Stills & Nash
B.B. King
The Doobie Brothers
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.
2016 – 25th Anniversary season featured Lady Antebellum, Jim Gaffigan, Johnny Depp, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.
2017 – Sliders, Sides & Suds festival launched with great success. 2017 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Joan Baez and YES performed in separate concerts in June and September. 

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
  • Free @ Fraze Events
  • Individual Show Sponsorship
  • 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.

  • Designated number of reserved orchestra seats to every Fraze Pavilion produced performance with the opportunity to purchase additional seats
  • Use of the Fraze Patio to entertain clients and/or employees prior to concerts, up to six times during the season
  • 10×10 booth space provided at every Fraze Pavilion produced performance
  • Print/radio/tv/internet/social media advertising of sponsor support throughout season
  • Name/logo recognition throughout park and from stage throughout concert season
  • 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, call (937) 296-3300 and ask for Marketing or email [email protected].