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Event vendor & entertainer insurance, simplified.

There are many roles involved in pulling off a successful event—everything from the planners that organize it, to the vendors that make sure it runs smoothly and that your guests have everything they need, to the performers that keep everyone entertained. With any of these jobs, there is room for accidents and errors. You need business insurance coverage that’s there just when you need it, whether that’s five minutes before a last-minute show or months before an important event.

I only perform for a short period, why do I need an entertainer insurance policy?

As a performer and entertainer, you have an opportunity to bring joy, laughter, amazement, and wonder to your audience. After thousands of hours of training and preparation, you get to go on stage and perform for crowds of cheering onlookers.

Showmanship and stage presence is all about confidence. But it’s hard to be confident when you’re consumed with worry. You deserve the peace of mind to put on a show without fear of a possible liability claim.

This is why Thimble’s Entertainer Insurance was created.

Whether you’re a DJ, a comedian, a magician, or a mime, whenever there’s a large crowd, accidents can happen. And if you’re blamed for third-party bodily injury or property damage, it could seriously impact your career as an entertainer. But with performer insurance, the show that must go on can go on.

If you want to share your talents with the world, you need to have the confidence that comes with being protected from risk and liability. That’s where general liability insurance and professional liability insurance policies via Thimble can help protect you.

Why do I need a vendor insurance policy?

As a vendor, your venue is always changing. You set up wherever you can find a spot, whether that’s events, private parties, fairs, music festivals, or farmers’ markets.

We know that, too often, everyday mishaps will lead to third-party injuries or property damage. That’s why Thimble’s Event Vendor Insurance was created: to help you plan for the inevitable.

For example, you’re probably no stranger to windy events. If your booth or station isn’t properly locked in place, it could start to tip over. Should this lead to any third parties being injured, you could be held liable for a bodily injury claim.
Or take the people out of it entirely. What if the wind sent your booth right into your neighbor’s booth.

Should any of their property incur damages, you could be held accountable.
People are quick to use an accident as a reason to file a lawsuit. And if they do, the question of paying for legal defense comes into question. This, in addition to any medical expenses that accrued, could suddenly fall onto you and your business.

Don’t worry. We planned for all of this with our general liability insurance. Thimble offers protection should any third-party property damage or bodily injury claim be filed against you. It also protects against personal and advertising injury, and when it comes to legal defense costs and medical expenses, it can help cover that, too.

As the saying goes: hope for the best, but plan for the worst… with Thimble. (Okay, we added that last part.)

How much does event vendor and entertainer insurance cost?

With Thimble, your policy rates are determined by calculating your location, crew size, coverage length, and coverage limit.

Our on-demand performer or vendor insurance policies can be purchased by the hour, day, or month, and Additional Insureds can be added for free. Our policies are perfectly tailored to suit your business needs today—and adjustable to suit whatever life throws your way tomorrow. They’re affordable because they work when (and only when) you do.

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What is covered under Event Vendor & Entertainer Insurance?

Great question. You’re covered with both general liability and professional liability coverage to help protect you in the following situations:

Bodily Injury

As a performer, you might ask audience members to participate in your show. Should you call someone on stage and your act leads to a bodily injury, you could be liable.

During lively events, your station may become a hotspot of activity. If this happens, it’s hard to keep your two eyes tuned in every direction. Should a crash and a bang suddenly alert you to an injury, you could be held liable for a bodily injury claim.

3rd Party Property Damage

When performing at a private party or event, you’re operating in an unfamiliar space. Should you make a wrong turn and accidentally damage your client’s property, you could be responsible for reimbursing or replacing the item.

While trying to help an event guest, should a neighboring vendor’s table be knocked over, you could be held liable for third-party property damage, leading to potential lawsuits from other vendors.

Defense Costs

If you’re doing an interactive performance (or any form of entertainment), then there’s always the risk that someone could get injured. Should this occur, they could take you to court. Thus, you could be left to pay for your own legal team.

Even if you’re not entertaining, there could be a freak accident and you’re involved. Suddenly, although you did nothing wrong, you might hear the words: “I’ll see you in court.” If they file a lawsuit, you’ll need to hire legal defense (which is not cheap).

Errors & Omissions

As a performer, other entertainers might look up to you for instruction. They want to learn and follow your direction. Should you provide professional advice that your client or student believes to be negligent, resulting in their financial loss, you could be held liable.

Who is covered under the Event Vendor and Entertainer Insurance policy?

Event Vendor and Entertainer Insurance from Thimble is customized to meet the needs of event vendors & entertainment professionals like you. We cover the following professions and activities:

Events Planners & Staff:


  • Fishing Guides
  • Float Trip Guides
  • Hiking Guides
  • Canoe & Kayak Guides / Instructors
  • Nature and Wildlife Guides
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Guides
  • Tour Guides



How quickly can I get a Certificate of Insurance?

Instantly. Once you’ve purchased an entertainer insurance policy, your Certificate of Insurance (COI) is delivered directly to your email inbox. In less than 60 seconds, you can go from exposure to liability to having proof of insurance.

If you ever perform or sell your wares at a venue, the organizer will likely ask for an event insurance for performers policy (they’ll want to see proof of insurance). With Thimble, you can have a COI on-hand in less than 60 seconds.

You can also add as many Additional Insureds and generate as many COIs as you want—all from your Thimble mobile app.

What are the Event Vendor & Entertainer Insurance policy limits?

Thimble’s Entertainment Insurance comes with a $1 million or $2 million policy limit. Should you want more coverage, you should opt in for the $2 million limit.

Are workplace injuries of my staff covered?

No. If one of your staff gets injured on the job, a general liability insurance policy won’t cover their injuries. If you have employees or hire actors to help you during your performances, you should consider taking out a workers’ compensation policy.

Does Thimble cover damage to my equipment?

To protect the tools and equipment you take with you to events, you need a type of coverage known as Business Equipment Protection. It’s insurance for equipment you own and use for work.

How do I get Event Vendor & Entertainer Insurance with Thimble?

With the Thimble mobile app, you can get a policy in less than 60 seconds. Breeze through a few quick details about your business and we’ll generate your free quote. Click to purchase and you’ll receive your COI in moments. It’s that fast.

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Events & Entertainment insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • Events
  • Actors
  • Corporate Party Planners
  • Event Staff
  • Food / Catering (No Bartending)
  • Individual event participants (not the event itself)
  • Musicians
  • Speakers
  • Wedding Planners
  • Entertainment
  • Balloon Artists
  • Belly Dancers
  • Caricature Artists
  • Celebrity Look-a-Likes
  • Clowns
  • Comedians
  • Contortionists
  • DJs
  • Face Painters
  • Impersonators
  • Impressionists
  • Jugglers
  • Magicians
  • Mimes
  • Musicians
  • Musical Conductors
  • Poets
  • Puppeteers
  • Santas
  • Storytellers
  • Street Performers
  • Ventriloquists
  • Guides
  • Canoe & Kayak Guides / Instructors
  • Fishing Guides
  • Float Trip Guides
  • Hiking Guides
  • Tour Guides
  • Nature and Wildlife Guides
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Guides

Excluded Activities

  • Acrobatic, Aerialist, or Stunt Performers
  • Adult Film Operations
  • Amusement Device, Rides or Inflatables (including Bouncy Castles) Operators or Rental
  • ATV Tours
  • Bartenders
  • Bouncers
  • Equipment Rental
  • Event Promoters
  • Exotic Dancers, Strippers, or Adult Entertainment
  • Fireworks
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Hunt Clubs
  • Hypnotists
  • Importing, manufacturing, growing, distributing, storing, selling, using, or ingesting marijuana or any other product of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. (whether or not it is the main ingredient or used in combination with other ingredients)
  • Importing, manufacturing, growing, distributing, storing, selling, using, or ingesting tobacco or products containing tobacco
  • Operations Involving Non-Domestic Animals
  • Operations Involving Weapons
  • Participating in Protests, Rallies and/or Marches
  • Rock Climbing
  • Security Guards
  • Skiing or Snowboarding Guides
  • Traffic Control
  • White Water Rafting Guides
  • Wrestling or MMA-related activities

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
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