The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns

December 03, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show.

They released their debut single, “I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine,” in 1948, launching a 70-year recording career that would see them rack up five Grammy Awards (plus one for Lifetime Achievement), enter the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed, and perform on the world’s most prestigious stages.

It would be difficult to overstate the Blind Boys’ influence on their contemporaries and the generations that came after. The New York Times said that they “came to epitomize what is known as jubilee singing, a livelier breed of gospel music,” adding that “they made it zestier still by adding jazz and blues idioms and turning up the volume, creating a sound…like the rock ‘n’ roll that grew out of it.” TIME Magazine raved that “they’re always hunting for – and finding – the perfect note or harmony that lifts an old tune into the sublime,” while The Washington Post praised their “soul-stirring harmonies” and “range of cross-genre collaborations,” and The New Yorker simply called them “legendary.”

“When the Blind Boys started out, we weren’t even thinking about all these accolades and all that stuff,” founding member Jimmy Carter told NPR. “We just wanted to get out and sing gospel and tell the world about gospel music.” Mission accomplished!

Platinum Corporate Sponsorship Package

• Recognition as corporate sponsor during pre-show announcements and on-stage introductions

• Exclusive marquis sponsorship of two shows per 85th Anniversary Season

• Recognition and targeted messaging opportunities in electronic collateral including e-blasts for the event twice per month (46,000+ reach per month)

• Banner ad on Paramount Hudson Valley website for 12 months

• 20 complimentary tickets for each show for the 85th Anniversary Season, additional tickets available at sponsorship rate

• VIP passes for Meet and Greet receptions when appropriate

• Company recognition on both full pre-show screen and digital screen in lobby for 12 months

Gold Corporate Sponsorship Package

• Recognition as corporate sponsor during pre-show announcements and on-stage introductions

• Exclusive marquis sponsorship of two shows per 85th Anniversary Season

• Recognition and targeted messaging opportunities in electronic collateral including e-blasts once per month (23,000+ reach per month)

• Banner ad on Paramount Hudson Valley website for 12 months

• 15 complimentary tickets for each show for the 85th Anniversary Season, additional tickets available at sponsorship rate

• Company recognition on both full pre-show screen and digital screen in lobby for 12 months

Silver Corporate Sponsorship Package

• Banner ad on Paramount Hudson Valley website for 12 months

• 10 complimentary tickets for each show for the 85th Anniversary Season, additional tickets available at sponsorship rate

• VIP passes for Meet and Greet receptions when appropriate

• Company recognition on both full pre-show screen and digital screen in lobby 12 months