Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jersey Gumbo Cook Off & Music Fest

The First “Jersey Gumbo” Cookoff and Music Festival debuts, June 15, 2013, on the grounds of Somers Point Fire Company #1 on Bethel Road.  Please see the attached Press Release and Sponsorship Opportunities for Major Top Line and Presenting Sponsorships, VIP Vendors and Contestants.

                                     Saturday, June 15, 2013

                        SOMERS POINT FIRE  COMPANY #1                                                           
                                  ALL YOU CAN TASTE!!      

                                       And exotic gumbo             
                       PEOPLE’S & CRITICS CHOICE award          
                      VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RENOWN
                           AREA RESTAURANTS & CHEFS!

                                     Live Music 1:00 ‘till


                       Grammy Winner TERRANCE SIMIEN
                           & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE 

                       Original Springsteen E-Street Drummer
                       Grammy Winner Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez        
                       And his Caribbean Key West Band “License to Chill” 
                        Blues Music Award Winner                    
                        Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone

                       beads!  Dancing!!  Partying!!  More beads!!!
           Beer & wine garden ~full bar with New Orleans hurricanes,   
                       Key West margaritas & Caribbean rum punch       
           Cajun* creole* Italian & traditional festival foods available
                        Vip exclusive tasting time 11am
                general admission tasting begins @ 12 NOON

The First “Jersey Gumbo” Cookoff and Music Festival debuts, June 15, 2013, on the grounds of Somers Point Fire Company #1 on Bethel Road.  Please see the attached Press Release and Sponsorship Opportunities for Major Top Line and Presenting Sponsorships, VIP Vendors and Contestants.

Sponsorships, Vendor Opportunities and Contestant Slots will be limited so let us know ASAP Ed Blake 609-645-3330 Carmen & Nancy Marotta  609-653-6069
             Edblake@blakeandassociates.net        Tonymarto@aol.com


The Louisiana Bayou will flow all the way to South Jersey on June 15, 2013 when Somers Point Fire Company #1 is transformed into a swampy, steaming collection of Gumbo kettles where you can taste all you want and experience a world class music festival starring Grammy award winning Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, popular world music/Louisiana Zydeco headliner; original Springsteen E Street Band drummer and Grammy winner, Vini Lopez and his Key West Caribbean Party Band, “License to Chill”; and Blues Music Award Winner, “Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone” and his Cajun Rock/New Orleans R & B Band.

 More than 20 local chefs, restaurants and celebrity cooks will be serving up all kinds of Gumbo ~ Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo, Jersey Crab Gumbo, Okra Gumbo, Shrimp Gumbo, Vegetarian Gumbo,  Pork and Beef Gumbo too!  And you can taste it all for the price of admission. 

There will be a wide assortment of other foods available for purchase including famous Formica Brothers Tomato Pies, Canoli, Biscotti, Italian Pasta dishes from Joe’s Maplewood, Jr’s Doughnuts and Dogs, real Southern Style Smoked Barbeque and healthy Yogo Frozen Yogurt Pies!  The event will also feature a beer and wine garden with an assortment of imported and domestic beers, international wines, mixed drinks, Caribbean Rum Punch, Key West Margaritas,  New Orleans Hurricanes and beads, beads, and more beads!

In addition to all the Gumbo you can taste, guests will be allowed to vote for their “People’s Choice” for the best seafood/vegetarian and the best meat/poultry Gumbo.  The world class music festival begins at 1pm with live music, dancing and partying until 10pm

VIP tickets include early entry for “exclusive tasting” at 11am and special VIP seating and partying areas near the stage.   General Admission starts at 12 noon with tickets priced at only $20.   VIP tickets are $30.  Tickets for the event will go on sale March 1, 2013

A portion of the proceeds from “Jersey Gumbo” will benefit three Community service organizations, Seashore Gardens, Access One and the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Organization.  The host sponsor for the event, Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, will also benefit from the proceeds of the event.

Somers Point Fire Company #1 is located by the ball fields at 447 Bethel Road in Somers Point.

For more details, further information and tickets, go to www.Tonymart.com or call Tony Mart Presents at 609-653-6069 or Ed Blake and Associates at 609-645-3330.

$5000 Title Sponsorship - 75 Comp VIP Tickets

Title Sponsor puts it name on the event and appears with the Title of the event on all signs, posters, flyers, schedules, advertisements, t-shirts, cups, etc.  The Title Sponsor will appear on a large banner behind the performance stage for live concerts.   This Sponsor will be a part of all promotion and every mention of the event in publicity and advertising.  This Sponsor will have rights of access to all areas with multiple display areas and choices of activities to best serve it's goals for participation and promotion of the event.  This Sponsor will have the right of first refusal to hold this Title Sponsorship for 3 years. 

                      $2500 Presenting Sponsor - 40 Comp VIP Tickets
The Presenting Sponsor will appear just below "Jersey Gumbo" on all places as described above.   Presenting Sponsors will have the privilege to put a banner on the stage and have a major presence with full access to all areas.  Presenting Sponsors will be prominently displayed at the top of all print media as described above.

                      $1000 Top Line Sponsor - 20 VIP Tickets
The Top Line Sponsor will be a major Sponsor whose name and logos will be displayed prominently with the entertainment schedule in the middle of all print media as described above.  Top Line Sponsors will be entitled to participate in every way listed above and have prominent display areas for publicity and sales of their products and brands.
                        $500 VIP Sponsor/Vendor 8 VIP Tickets
This level of Sponsorship allows participation as a contestant, vendor and prominent named Sponsor with logo.

                        $300 Participating Sponsor - 2 VIP Tickets
This level allows a contestant to also be named as a participating Sponsor.  This level does not include sales of any products other than the Gumbo prepared for the contest.
                        $150 Individual Contestant -  (non-commercial)
Includes 2 General Admission Tickets

All contestants will be permitted to sell Gumbo or take orders for future delivery, catering, etc.

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