*Please note: Once Jason has agreed to play for your scheduled event, you are bound by the contract below.


Contract #: JLS2014001

This Musical Performance Contract (this "Contract") is made effective as of 03/26/2014 (the "Effective Date") by and between  John and Jane Doe  ("Client"), of 101 Main Street Anytown, GA 30161, and Jason L Smith ("Musician"), of PO BOX 5052, Rome, Georgia 30162.  


Beginning on 04/30/2014 , Musician will provide to Client the following musical services (collectively, the "Services"):
Jason will perform at a  Wedding  starting at 1:00 PM  for 1  hour(s).
Total Performers:  1
Event Venue: Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA


(1). Musician shall arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time to set-up and conduct a sound check. Musician shall perform music to suit the mood of the event. Musician shall have an unlimited collection of songs. Music shall be performed without any significant breaks and throughout the agreed upon period of time.
 (2). Musician shall have high quality microphone and sound equipment. Musician shall ensure optimum sound blend and reproduction for the venue size.
(3). Client shall provide dressing room facilities for Musician.
(4). Client shall also provide food and other refreshments for Musician.
(5). Client agrees to make N/A complimentary tickets available to Musician or Musician's representative.


Client will pay compensation to Musician for the musical services in the amount of $400.00 . This compensation shall be payable in a lump sum upon completion of the musical services minus the deposit amount.


At the time of signing the Contract, Client shall pay a total deposit of  $100.00  to Musician for the Services. The non-refundable portion of the deposit is: $100.00 .  The deposit will be subtracted from the total payment owed by Client upon completion of the Services. Musician reserves the right to cancel this contract if the deposit is not paid at least 10 days prior to the event date.


Engagement Fee: $100.00   Lodging: $80.00
Event Fee: $200.00   Formal Wear: N/A
Mileage: $20.00


The deposit fees are non-refundable. A minimum of 7 days notice before the event date will be required for cancellation of this Contract. Any cancellation made less than 7 days notice prior to the agreed upon service date will result in full payment by Client. If the cancellation is initiated by Musician, all monies paid to Musician from Client shall be fully refunded, INCLUDING the total deposit fee. Refund shall be paid out at month's end.


Client and Musician agree that this Contract shall commence on the above date and terminate 24 hours after the end of the event. Said agreement may be extended and/or renewed by agreement of all parties in writing thereafter.


Client agrees to obtain any and all necessary personal injury and property damage liability insurance with respect to the activities of Musician on the premises of Client or at such other location where Client directs Musician to perform. Client agrees to indemnify and hold Musician harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses for injury, damages, or death to any person, persons, or property, including attorney's fees, demands, suits, or costs of whatever nature, arising from any action, activity or omission of Client or third parties, except for claims arising from Musician's willful misconduct or gross negligence. Client's policy of insurance should indicate coverage of a reasonable amount for personal injury and property damage and must name Musician as an additional insured for the date of the performance.


Client shall be responsible for any theft or damage to the equipment of Musician that may occur during the time that the equipment is located at the event.


It is understood by the parties that Musician is an independent contractor with respect to Client, and not an employee of Client.


If performance of this Contract or any obligation under this Contract is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by causes beyond either party's reasonable control ("Force Majeure"), and if the party unable to carry out its obligations gives the other party prompt written notice of such event, then the obligations of the party invoking this provision shall be suspended to the extent necessary by such event. The term Force Majeure shall include, without limitation, acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, storm or other similar occurrence, orders or acts of military or civil authority, or by national emergencies, insurrections, riots, or wars, or strikes, lock-outs, work stoppages, other labor disputes, or supplier failures. The excused party shall use reasonable efforts under the circumstances to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall proceed to perform with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed or ceased. An act or omission shall be deemed within the reasonable control of a party if committed, omitted, or caused by such party, or its employees, officers, agents, or affiliates.


Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall select a mutually acceptable arbitrator knowledgeable about issues relating to the subject matter of this Contract. In the event the parties are unable to agree to such a selection, each party will select an arbitrator and the two arbitrators in turn shall select a third arbitrator, all three of whom shall preside jointly over the matter. The arbitration shall take place at a location that is reasonably centrally located between the parties, or otherwise mutually agreed upon by the parties. All documents, materials, and information in the possession of each party that are in any way relevant to the dispute shall be made available to the other party for review and copying no later than 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served. The arbitrator(s) shall not have the authority to modify any provision of this Contract or to award punitive damages. The arbitrator(s) shall have the power to issue mandatory orders and restraint orders in connection with the arbitration. The decision rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered in conformity with the decision in any court having jurisdiction. The agreement to arbitration shall be specifically enforceable under the prevailing arbitration law. During the continuance of any arbitration proceeding, the parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under this Contract.


This Contract contains the entire Contract of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other contract whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.


If any provision of this Contract shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.


This Contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia.


Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.


The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


Neither party may assign or transfer this Contract without the prior written consent of the non-assigning party, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.


This Agreement shall be signed by John Doe on behalf of Client and by Jason L Smith on behalf of Musician. This Agreement is effective as of the date first above written.

John Doe
Client: John and Jane Doe

Jason L Smith
Musician: Jason L Smith