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Cactus Music Series Sponsorship 2012

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Bringing world-class Jazz to our classrooms
and the historic Cactus Hotel for over two decades

As part of our mission to “Enhance the arts and culture of San Angelo and the Concho Valley” the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council presents the Cactus Music Series, filling a void in our community by presenting high quality musicianship from the expansive genres of jazz. Surrounded by the historic grandeur of the Cactus Hotel, the audience savors a concert experience unlike any other. Local, school-based jazz bands open each show and then attend admission free to learn from musical masters!

The 2012 series consists of three concerts by notable artists. Additionally, our Elementary Guest Artist Program brings three more outstanding artists to our local elementary schools each spring semester.

It takes your financial support to bring talent of this caliber to San Angelo. For many of our guests, this series is the only Southwestern date they will perform!

The Best Seats in the House: Reserved seating will only be available to sponsors. A sponsorship at any level guarantees you a great view of the performances. With premium seating, you can provide a fun-filled night on the town for your valued customers, top-performing employees or treasured friends. It is a memorable way to thank them for their ongoing support.

After-Concert Party: Following the first concert of the Fall Season (September 14th), you will be invited to a special gathering with the featured band!  

Membership: As a sponsor of the Cactus Music Series you automatically become a member of the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council and receive additional benefits.

Please consider this sponsorship and return the enclosed form as soon as possible.

Here’s to truly great music in West Texas!


Hamp Beesley

Music Committee Chair

The 2011-2012 Board of Directors are:  
Steve Apodaca                 Hamp Beesley                       Heidi Brooks                        
Courtney Bryant                Blake Burchard                     Cari Curry
Colleen Haddad                 Jamie Highsmith                    Dr. John Irish
Gracie Liendo                    Carolyn McEnrue                  Dree Noble
Hal Noelke                        Dorothy Noriega                   Grace Ann Phillips
Ralph Powell                     Susan Mertz-Slaughter          Mark Stevenson
Kam Stribling                     J. Christopher Sugg              Joseph Thomas 
Belinda Wilkins                   Camille Yale

The day-to-day operations of the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council are handled by Executive Director Daniel Makins. He may be reached at 653-6793 or


Bruce Forman & Cow Bop * Friday, September 14, 2012
Cactus Hotel * 8:00 PM 

cowbop band posedWe kick off our 2012 Fall lineup with Western Swing in the historic Cactus Hotel Ballroom. Bruce is one of the most talented guitarists working today and has be en featured on  a multitude of records as well as multiple films for Clint Eastwood including Million Dollar Baby, Flags of our Fathers and Hereafter. This will be the Texas debut for this Western Bebop band which done well charting high on four seperate music charts.

Kathy Kosins * Friday, October 12, 2012
Cactus Hotel * 8:00 PM        

kathy kosins with micThe Chicago Tribune hails her as, "One of the most alluring voices in jazz" while famed multiple Grammy-winning producer, Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan etc) simply states, "Kathy Kosins is one of the finest singers in the world." Her new project, To the Ladies of Cool,  has collected some of the greatest songs associated with famed women of jazz into one album.


John di Martino & Warren Vache * Friday, November 9, 2012
Cactus Hotel * 8:00 PM                           

John DiMartinoJohn is known for his versatility and is a favorite of many band leaders and producers, having been featured on multiple Grammy-winning albums. He has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to China and back again. Time Out New York claims Martino, "One of the jazz scene's finest, a pianist who is just as comfortable with bop as he is with Afro-Cuban rhythms and salsa... " John will be joined by famed trumpeter, Warren Vache for a night of wonderful arrangements and improvised fun. 

Spring Semester guest artists for our local elementary schools include former Official Texas State Songwriter, George Ensle and classical Houston based duo, Wind & Ivory!

Sponsorship Levels for the 2012 Cactus Music Series

Title Sponsorship: $5,000

This marquis sponsorship includes a large banner of your company at each concert as well as full mention on all media promotions including:

§         exclusive credit in at least 8 newspaper ads

§         company name/logo on direct mailings to 3,500+ local addresses

§         company name/logo (with link) on e-mails reaching 2,000+ local recipients

§         company name/logo with link on our website (averaging over 55,000 hits monthly)

§         8 reserved seats at each concert

Individual Sponsorship:

Sponsors receive exclusive reserved table seating and recognition at each concert and online.

Platinum - $2,000 (8 seats) * Gold - $1,000 (4 seats) * Silver - $500 (2 seats)


Sponsorship Form:

Name: ____________________________________________________________________


Business Name, if applicable: _________________________________________________


Address: __________________________________________________________________


City: ___________________________________     State: __________     Zip: __________


Phone: _______________________    



Yes, I would like to bring great concerts to San Angelo by sponsoring at the following level:

Title Sponsor                Platinum                       Gold                         Silver

_____  $5,000                         _____$2,000               _____$1,000      _____$500

______ I’ve enclosed my check. (Please make all checks payable to SACAC.)

______ Charge my credit card: ___ Visa ___MasterCard ___ Discover ___American Express


             Card Number: ________________________________________


             Expiration Date: ____________


Please return this form to:

San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council * P.O. Box 2477 * San Angelo, Texas 76902

Thank you for your support!

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