California concerts are high risk events and require specialized additional coverage. Recent high-profile stage collapses and injuries at shows have brought the concerns and risks of concert liability into the spotlight. As an event organizer or venue manager, it is essential you properly analyze and assess your risks.
Six people were hospitalized at an Avicii concert held at Cornell University, mainly for intoxication. At a Sugarland concert in Indiana, a stage collapse resulted in five deaths, according to USA Today. The issue raised concerns regarding legal liability and health concerns for on-campus concerts.
Cornell is still dealing with liability issues as a result from the September Avicii concert. While university officials say Cornell is not legally responsible for students’ actions, they have taken numerous steps to address the issue and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Some steps that are being taken involve reassessing security measures and staggering events to make sure every event has enough police and security coverage. Cornell’s Concert commission does have liability insurance. However, because concerts are such high risk events, they also have additional insurance for concerts as well.
Beautiful weather allows us to host California concerts year round. However, there are significant risks associated with that. The large scale equipment, mass crowds, security issues, venue insurance, weather losses, event cancellation, and serving alcohol on the premises all in a confined venue space presents several potential hazards.
At Cal-Nevada insurance agency, we help clients plan for, avoid, and insure the risks associated with their special events. A special events insurance policy can protect hosts from expensive injurious incidents related to gatherings you host. In addition, our unparalleled risk management services can help you avoid accidents in the first place. Contact us today for more information about our California concert insurance. (866) 670-5948