Special & Sporting Events


Ascend insures events of every length and number of participants including, special events like holiday gatherings or walks with hundreds of thousands of attendees, sports-related events, adventure and obstacle course races of every kind, and truly all manner of events, large and small. Our clients include the Obama Presidential Inauguration, TNA Wrestling, Austin Holiday Trail of Lights (450,000 attendees), numerous SXSW- related events, dozens of road and obstacle races, and many others.

Ascend Insurance Brokerage is the entertainment industry’s premier broker of insurance and risk management services.  We’re a team of brokers who are not only coverage experts, but who come to the business with strong prior entertainment industry experience – with extensive artist management, concert promotion, film production, touring and venue management backgrounds.  We understand your business through hands-on, real-world experience.


Our customer service and integrity is unparalleled in the industry. We provide and thoroughly understand every coverage you might need and how to best protect your assets. And with direct access to the world’s leading insurers, Ascend can provide the best coverage and pricing available.

Ascend Advantage

• Expertise and Experience
• Long-standing relationships with the top entertainment insurance markets
• Risk Management Services (additional fees may apply)
• Template contracts for performers, suppliers and vendors (additional fees may apply)
• Fast service for certificates, claims management, endorsements
• 24-Hour Emergency Access

Coverage Options

• General Liability
• Business Auto
• Umbrella
• Liquor Liability
• Rented and Owned Equipment
• Property
• Business Income
• Media Errors and Omissions



• Professional Liability
• Crime
• Volunteer Accident Medical
• Workers’ Compensation
• Event Cancellation / Non-appearance Coverage
• Directors and Officers
• Employment Practices Liability
• Weather Insurance