Advertising with Lakeside Pride provides your business with exposure to our active, diverse audience that includes the LGBT community and their families, friends and supporters. Your involvement also helps us further our mission of bringing music, visibility, and pride to the Chicagoland community.

When you advertise in our professionally printed program books, you help offset the cost of presenting our concerts on behalf of the LGBT community. The return on your advertising dollar goes even further toward supporting Lakeside Pride because of the great relationships we have with our vendors.

Advertiser Benefits

  • Advertising in our program books
  • Linked listing on our website
  • Mentions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Complimentary tickets to Lakeside Pride concerts (for full page/cover)

We also offer friends and family the opportunity to purchase special recognition ads (e.g. “Happy birthday, mom!”) or dedicate a piece of music.

Email requests or questions to


Purchase your ad for the full season (all 6 shows) and receive an additional 10% discount!

Ad Size
Rate Half season 
(3 shows)
Full season 
(6 shows)
Business card
Black & white
3½ x 2″

2 x 3½”

$50 $100 $180

Half page
Black & white
4¾ x 3½” $75 $150 $270

Full page
Black & white
4¾ x 7½” $150 $300 $540

Inside covers
4¾ x 7½” $250 $500 $900

Back cover
4¾ x 7½” $300 $600 $1,080 Sold out for 2016-2017 season


Black and White Ads

  • PNG for text-heavy ads, vector art or JPG for images. PDF is fine, too.
  • At least 150 dpi at the correct dimensions.
  • Full page ads should have bleeds (printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming) of at least .125 inches.

Color (Cover) Ads

  • PNG for text-heavy ads, vector art or JPG for images. PDF is fine, too.
  • At least 300 dpi at the correct dimensions.
  • Cover ads should ideally be CMYK with bleeds (printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming) of at least .125 inches.


Requests must be received by September 8 to be included in the first program.

Performance Show Date
Asset Deadline
Fall Jazz Concert October 8, 2016 September 8, 2016
Fall Symphonic Band Concert November 13, 2016 October 13, 2016
Small Ensembles Concert February 4, 2017 January 4, 2017
Champagne Showcase March 4, 2017 February 3, 2017
Spring Symphonic Band Concert April 8, 2017 March 8, 2017
Pride Jazz Concert June 3, 2017 May 3, 2017

Additional Resources

A one-pager about Lakeside Pride and a past program are available.