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2025 National Folk Festival Sponsors and Partners

Become a sponsor of the National Folk Festival, the most prestigious, longest-running celebration of the traditional arts in the U.S. As many as 70,000 people will visit downtown Jackson during the National’s first year, and up to 175,000 by the third year of the festival’s residency. Your support will make possible a transformative event that will generate economic, social, and cultural benefits for the city’s historic downtown.

Burnish your brand by reaching this festival audience, plus millions of potential customers across Mississippi, the Southeast, and the country as part of the festival’s advertising, promotion, and social media programs. Capitalize on the National's remarkable ability to bring our entire community—our entire state—together.


Presenting Sponsor

The presenting sponsor gets naming rights to the largest venue on site, as well as top billing on all festival signage. 

As the hub of events throughout the festival weekend, reach 70,000 people in the National's first year, and 175,000 by the third year of its residency.

Dance Pavilion Sponsor

One of the most popular attractions at the festival, this large tented stage inspires audience members to dance non-stop throughout the festival hours, rain or shine!

Company name and logo will be featured prominently throughout the Dance Pavilion.


Signature Stage Sponsorships

These signature stages are the centerpiece and very heart of the National Folk Festival all weekend. 

Company name and logo will be featured prominently on one of our signature stages.

Eddie Cotton performing at the National Folk Festival, Salisbury MD

Mississippi Folklife Sponsor

The Mississippi Folklife Area & Stage celebrates the culture and heritage of our stage. 

Audience at the family area performance tent at the Richmond Folk Festival

Family Activities Area & Stage Sponsor

The Family Activities Area and Stage offers storytelling, workshops, parades, interactive music, games, hands-on crafts and other creative learning opportunities for families. 

National Folk Festival marketplace vendors and audience

Festival Marketplace Sponsor

The festival marketplace is a popular festival area offering attendees the opportunity to purchase handcrafted items made in Mississippi, featuring juried work of our state’s finest artists and craftspeople. The marketplace creates a festive shopping experience that is unique to the Jackson National Folk Festival.

hotel facade at night with lights

Artists Hotel


Welcome and support the artists at the festival host hotel!

The National Folk Festival 

Jackson, MS is produced by

NCTA logo
City of Jackson logo

In partnership with

Visit Jackson logo
Downtown Jackson Partners logo
Mississippi Arts Commission logo
Greater Jackson Community Partnership logo
Mississippi Humanities logo
Community Foundation of Mississippi logo
Visit Mississippi logo
National Park Service logo
National Endowment for the Arts logo
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