Be a Sponsor

We warmly thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Subdued Stringband Jamboree.

Since 2001, we've been setting up a stage in a field and singing late into the night. Last August we enjoyed our largest turnout and 25 bands performed to over 1000 people. The word has gotten out—the Subdued Stringband Jamboree is not to be missed.

Planning for the Jamboree has begun, and we need your help. For the last 15 years we've been building a local, roots, acoustic music festival that celebrates the sound of Bellingham. We've brought the music out of the clubs and into the countryside for two nights and a day of singing, picking and stomping.

The Jamboree was started by a small group of local musicians as a way to promote and revel in our unique community. Every year, a large group of dedicated volunteers make the festival run. I'm very proud to say, this year our award-winning festival turns 14.

We wouldn't have gotten this far without community support. In-kind and cash donations are a big piece of our financial puzzle. The donations help keep our costs low and our musicians well fed. For those of you who have supported us in previous years, thank you! If you're considering sponsoring the Jamboree for the first time, we welcome your support and hope you can join us at the festival. With increased sponsorship we hope to expand publicity, increase attendance, and ensure a fun and successful event for many years to come.

Thank you!

Sponsorship Levels

Stringband - $1000+

  • 4 weekend passes ($300 value)
  • 3 day passes ($105 value)
  • 2 weekend camping passes ($60 value)
  • 1/2 page ad in program
  • inclusion on banner
  • listed on posters
  • link on website

Chorus - $700+

  • 2 weekend passes ($150 value)
  • 4 day passes ($140 value)
  • 2 weekend camping passes ($60 value)
  • 1/4 page ad in program
  • listed on posters
  • link on website

Jugband - $500+

  • 2 weekend passes ($150 value)
  • 2 day passes ($70 value)
  • 1 weekend camping pass ($30 value)
  • logo in program
  • link on website

Trio - $300+

  • 4 day passes ($140 value)
  • listed in program
  • link on website

Solo - $150+

  • 2 day passes ($70 value)
  • listed in program
  • link on website

Individual donations at any of these levels are welcome with corresponding benefits! In-kind donations of less than $150 will get 1 day pass, business listing in program and link on website.

Contact Us to become a sponsor!


"The Subdued Stringband Jamboree is my favorite musical event of the year. It personifies Whatcom County and Bellingham with its eclectic line up and community feel. I am proud of our decade of sponsorship, and feel we get much more than we give. Thank you Robert and your magical group of festival volunteers!"
-Janet Lightner, Boundary Bay Brewery

Subdued Stringband Jamboree