Advertise in the BFX Reader

Reach over 4,500 visitors to Berkeley and San Francisco in early June with an advertisement in the Festival Reader!

Email Heidi Waterman, SFEMS communications manager, at

Our new and improved book—7″ by 10″ and all in color—is stylish, attractive, and easy to carry and take home.

Your ad includes:

  • Ad design (as needed, for an additional $99)
  • Two complimentary tickets to main stage concerts (based on availability)
  • Option to pay in up to four installments, by credit card (March, April, May and June)
  • Ads are integrated with the copy and opposite the text (not relegated to the back, etc.)

Ad rates (NEW—all in color!)
$699 | full page (no bleed: 5.8″ horizontal, 8.8″ vertical; with bleed: 7″ horizontal, 10″ vertical with bleed of .125″)
$399 | half page (5.8″ horizontal, 4.2″ vertical)
$299 | third page (5.8″ horizontal, 2.8″ vertical)
$199 | sixth page (2.8″ by 2.8″)

Inquire about our exhibitors’ and performers’ “friends and family” discount.

Ads must be sent in both .png and PDF format. Ads with bleed should be 7″ by 10″ with a bleed of .125″. Ads must be in CMYK. For best print quality, any images or art must be at least 300 dpi. All images and copy are subject to publisher approval.