Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. Performance Agreement & Waiver

All Performers, or their parent / guardian if they are under 18 years old, must review and consent to the following policies, releases and waivers.

Performance Restrictions / Prohibited Acts

  • All Festival and Pageant acts must be “family oriented” and appropriate for all ages. We are the sole judges of whether a particular act is appropriate for the Festival and/or the Pageant. No exceptions will be made to this rule.
  • Performers are NOT allowed to invite audience members onto the stage. No one is permitted on or behind the stage without an approved stage pass.
  • Performers may NOT use any pyrotechnics, pyrotechnic devices, or projectiles in any part of their performance unless these are in compliance with city permit requirements AND have been expressly approved in advance in writing by Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc..

Compensation & Sales

  • Performers will be paid immediately after performance. Payment will be made to the legal name or entity provided in the application.
  • Approved performers may offer CDs & merchandise for sale in the specific areas provided. Tip jars are acceptable during a performance.
  • The 2019 Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. Festival will be held rain or shine. Should the event organizers opt to cancel a performance due to related weather, 50% of the fee will be paid. If the musicians choose not perform, no payment will be made.
  • Performers with stage passes will be granted access to the VIP tent (if there is one at that event).

Recording, Media & Marketing Release

  • Performers authorize Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. to make, use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or videos that may pertain to them, including their image, likeness and/or voice, without further compensation. This material may be used in various publications, public affairs releases, Internet Web pages, recruitment materials, broadcast public service advertising, or for other related endeavors.
  • This authorization is continuous and may only be withdrawn by Performer’s specific rescission of this authorization made in writing to the Entertainment Director of Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. (

Waiver of Liability / Indemnification

  • The parties agree that the Performer, and any agents and employees of the Performer, in performance of this application shall act and are acting in an independent capacity and not as officers, employees or agents of Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. is not responsible for loss or damage to Performer’s equipment or other property.
  • Participant hereby waives all claims and recourse against Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc., including the right to contribution for loss or damage to persons or property in any way connected to this application, and/or to Performer’s participation in the Festival and Performer shall indemnify, and save harmless Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. from all claims due to any acts or omissions.
  • Participant shall indemnify, defend, and save harmless Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc., it’s officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, suits or actions of every name, kind and description brought forth from, or on account of, injuries to or death of any person including, but not limited to, workers, and the public, or damage to property resulting from Performer’s participation in the Festival.


I am 18 years or older.  I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions above.

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Name (Print) Signature Date


If the Performer is under the age of 18 years, we require a release signed by their parent or guardian.

I hereby certify that I am the parent/natural guardian or legal guardian of the Performer, and acting in such capacity hereby acknowledge and agree to each of the releases, waivers, and other agreements set out above in the Performance Agreement. I hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties and all other participants, from and against any and all liability and responsibility for any and all injury or harm caused by or to the above named Performer or to others acting on the Performer’s behalf and for any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act and hereby release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parent or legal guardian.

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Performer Name (Print) Parent or Guardian Name Parent or Guardian Signature Date


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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | or For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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