Dear Friend of the Festival,
2018 marks our 36th festival! Happy Anniversary to us! We feel so fortunate to be able to continue and grow this wonderful event. A look back over the years will reveal just how far we have come in that time. NTIF continues to be one of the largest Irish Festivals in the United States and its organizers have been recognized throughout the world for their dedication to preserving traditional Celtic cultures and providing a quality venue for all types of Irish and Celtic performers.
The festival has grown in size from a beginning on one afternoon at a local Irish Pub with an audience of about 600 dedicated Irish music fans to a three-day event hosting more than 60,000 people, some of whom are being introduced to this music and culture for the first time. None of it could have happened without you. NTIF has absolutely the most stalwart supporters of any event of this type, and we appreciate all your support. With your help we have weathered many difficult times, most of which had to do with, yes, the weather. We were hit again last year with the rain, which kept our attendance down, but we’re still here, and thankfully, so are you. We value our corporate sponsors highly, but value no one more than you, the NTIF friends and fans.
More than ever, we need your help this year. The last few years have each been difficult in their own way. We feel that we provide a tremendous value for dollars spent, and NTIF wants to be a little oasis in the year for some fun and celebration of a wonderful heritage that brings enormous joy to so many. We need your financial support to continue bringing this terrific event to life. We very much want you to join with us in celebrating this festival that we have all had a hand in creating.
An individual tax deductible sponsorship donation enables you to support this terrific festival while enjoying some great benefits including VIP passes, complimentary T-shirts and programs, additional weekend passes for your friends and family, and the opportunity to join our festival staff and musicians in the festival hospitality suite. For our very special sponsors we include a complimentary weekend stay at the Festival Hotel, as well as access to our VIP area and many other gifts. Please take a moment to read through the various sponsorship packages that we are offering this year and become an exclusive part of the rich tradition that is the North Texas Irish Festival.
Thank you as always for your strong support of Celtic music in North Texas.
Sheri M. Bush
Southwest Celtic Music Association