Entertainers & Performers Insurance

General Liability Insurance for entertainers and performers


This insurance program has been specifically designed for individual U.S.-based entertainers and performers who work on an independent contractor basis entertaining at local fairs, festivals, special events, private parties, convention, or trade show booths. Coverages provided include important liability protection for the entertainer or performer for liability claims arising out of their operations.

Limits Of Liability

Option 1 Option 2
General Aggregate (other than Products Completed Operations) $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Each Occurrence $1,000,000 $2,000,000
Products/Completed Operation Aggregate $1,000,000 $2,000,000
Personal & Advertising Injury Excluded Excluded
Legal Liability to Participants $1,000,000 $2,000,000
Damage To Premises Rented To You (fire legal liability) $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Medical Expense Payments (other than participants) $5,000 $5,000
Medical Payments for Participants $5,000 $5,000

Higher limits are available during online quoting process.


Option 1 Option 2
Single Event Rate Per Performer (Single event = 10 days or less) $173 $252
Annual Rate Per Performer (with an annual income of $30,000 or less) $221 $324
Annual Rate Per Performer (with an annual income of $30,001 to $100,000) $334 $494
Annual Rate Per Performer (with an annual income of $100,001 to $200,000 $633 $942
Annual Rate Per Performer (with an annual income of $200,001 to $300,000 $942 $1,406

Rates are available from 04-01-2022 to 03-31-2023

Cost includes premium and a $15 (RPG) risk purchasing annual administration fee.  An RPG fee provides group purchasing power for similar risks resulting in potential advantageous coverage terms, competitive rates, risk management bulletins, and rewards for favorable group loss experience.

Agents and brokers do not have binding authority and there are no commissions included in this program.


The following criteria must be met to be eligible for consideration of coverage under this program:

  • Entertainers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Annual gross income from the entertainer’s or performer’s activities cannot exceed $300,000.

Eligible Entertainers and Performers

  • Balloon Artist
  • Belly Dancer
  • Caricature Sketching
  • Celebrity Look-Alike
  • Clown
  • Comedian
  • Conductor
  • Contortionist
  • DJ or KJ
  • Face/Body Painter (FDA approved/compliant paint only)
  • Holiday Character
  • Impersonator
  • Impressionist
  • Juggler
  • Magician
  • Mime
  • Musician, Singer or Vocalist
  • Poet
  • Puppeteer
  • Public Speaker (Subject to review and carrier approval)
  • Psychics/Fortune Teller
  • Theatrical Performer (single event option only)
  • Trade Show/Promotional Model (subject to review and carrier approval)
  • Story Teller
  • Ventriloquist
  • Western Performer
  • Yodeler

This list does not encompass all types of entertainers and performers that may be eligible for this coverage. This is only a summary. Please contact Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance if you have questions about your eligibility.


Ineligible Operations

The following entertainers and performers not eligible for this program include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acrobatic/Aerialist Performer
  • Actor or Actress
  • Circus Performer
  • Cosmetologist/Beautician
  • Escape Artist
  • Exotic Dancer
  • Fire Handlers
  • Group Acts or Bands
  • Henna/Mehndi artists
  • Hypnotist
  • Jouster
  • Mascot (college, high school, professional)
  • Model (unless reported and approved by us)*
  • Performer putting on athletic exhibition
  • Performer using weapons (with live ammunition or sharpened blades)
  • Production/Entertainment Companies
  • Public Speaker (unless reported and approved by us)*
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Rap, hip hop, electronic/techno or heavy metal/screamo entertainer, performer or DJ
  • Strength Performer
  • Stripper
  • Stunt performer
  • Permanent Tattoo and/or Body Piercing Artist

*NOTE:  For Model and Public Speaker – this is only available for consideration on a paper application.  These will need to be submitted to carrier for review and approval.   Types of individuals that we will not be able to consider are:  Anyone who is controversial or where there could be controversy, pro/against abortion, tobacco/vaping/cannabis, politicians, etc.