SVGMC offers advertising space in our concert programs, providing exposure to hundreds of diverse audience members, most of whom live in the Bay Area!

Ad Sizes Available

Back Cover (Color): 5.5" x 8.5" plus .25" bleed required
      $325/concert or $900/season
Inside Front or Back Cover (Color): 5.5" x 8.5" plus .25" bleed required
      $265/concert or $750/season
Full Page (B&W): 5" x 8"
      $150/concert or $425/season
Full Page (B&W, full bleed): 5.5" x 8.5" plus .25" bleed required
      $150/concert or $425/season
Half Page (B&W): 5" x 4"
      $80/concert or $225/season
Quarter Page (B&W): 2.5" x 4"
      $45/concert or $125/season

If you do not have any print-ready artwork, SVGMC may be able to create an ad for you (for a fee) or direct you to a graphic designer.

If you have questions regarding advertising, please contact SVGMC.

SAVE 5% By Advertising For the Full Season!

If you prepay your ad space for the full season we offer you a 5% discount. (This offer is void when only one concert remains in the season, and is not valid for text-only listings.)

Upgrade Discount

If you advertised in our last program book and you upgrade to a larger ad in the following program we'll give you a 5% discount.


Sign Me Up!

  1. Fill out the Advertising Reservation Form.
  2. E-mail your artwork in electronic format to (see below for technical specifications).
  3. Pay Online or send a check, payable to SVGMC, to:
    SVGMC Program Advertising
    1100 Shasta Ave
    San Jose, CA 95126

Artwork MUST BE delivered 3 weeks before the concert. Tight printing times do not allow for flexibility.
Deadlines for this season are as follows:

  • A Rose in Winter - Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Broadway, Our Way - Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Pride - Friday, May 25, 2018

Technical Specifications

Digital submissions are required and PDF files are preferred. JPEG, PNG, or TIFF files are also accepted.

Color ads:

  • You must include a .25" bleed. The total ad size is 6" x 9" but it will be trimmed when printed to 5.5" x 8.5" allowing the artwork to extend to the edge of the paper (full bleed). The safe area is 5" x 8". Please do not place text and other important content outside of this area or it may be cut-off during printing.
  • 300 dpi
  • CMYK

B&W ads:

  • For full page ads only: if your ad prints full bleed you must include a .25" bleed in your document. See the comment for color ads above.
  • 300 dpi (for photo and grayscale artwork)
  • 600 dpi (for text and line art)
  • Please convert all artwork to black and white. If you submit color artwork we can’t guarantee how well it will print in black and white.