Host a Restaurantour

Twin Cities area Restauranteurs:

We invite you to participate as a featured restaurant in Jazz88fm's RestauranTour — a celebration of the great cuisine found right here in the Twin Cities.

Note: Each month will feature only one restaurant.

The RestauranTour is a relaxed social and dining gathering at your venue from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the weeknight of your choice. You can expect 60 to 80 Jazz88 listeners to attend your event. You'll not only be introducing them to the food and drink that makes your restaurant unique; you'll also be supporting the Twin Cities only Public Radio Jazz station. The exposure gained through this opportunity will definitely expand your customer base! As you can imagine, the average jazz fan has a wonderfully evolved sense and appreciation of great music and great food.

Each Jazz88 RestauranTour event will receive substantial promotion on KBEM-88.5fm with:

  • Over 100 announcements promoting your venue as the featured restaurant of the month
  • Coverage in our E-newsletter (2000 subscribers).
  • And a special, stand-alone page will profile your restaurant on our web site (


The estimated value of this media coverage is over $5000

  • $88 prix fixé per couple should include a sampling of your featured cuisine, wine and dessert.
  • 50% of the proceeds from the evening goes to the restaurant and 50% to KBEMfm
  • We suggest that you consider featuring live jazz at this gathering.
  • (A listing of small local jazz ensembles will be provided upon request. Recorded jazz is recommended if your venue will not accommodate live musicians.)


About Jazz88fm (KBEM-88.5 fm)
In addition to playing a crucial role to the Twin Cities' music and arts community as the 24 hour Public Radio voice of jazz, KBEMfm is also the voice of the Minneapolis Public Schools. We are the only FM broadcast service in the United States (and perhaps the world) to combine a high school broadcast communications program with a 24 hour Jazz format.

Demographics: Jazz88 KBEM has a weekly 12+cume average of 100,000 listeners with a core audience of roughly 70,000. The Jazz audience is a well educated, articulate and affluent group, 52% male and 48% female with a highly developed appreciation for the arts and education! 70% of the audience has a college or advanced degree. 70% of this audience has a household income of 75,000 +. Source: Profile '98, Simmons Research

To be considered for this creative new promotion and to reserve the month that will feature your restaurant, contact Kevin Barnes at Jazz88fm — (612)668-1735 or (612)529-5236 or e-mail We look forward to partnering with you for a memorable event.