Fourth Annual

Steamboat is Magic! festival

September 20-22

 

September 20

Magic Pass and Sponsor Meet and Greet

 

September 21

7:00pm Jon Armstrong Presents: Comic Amazement

 

September 22

1:00pm Nick Paul Presents: An Hour of Magic and Fun

3:00pm Eric Buss as Seen on TV

6:00pm David Kovac Presents: The New Vaudevillian

8:00pm Steamboat is Magic! Closing Gala

 

 

Tickets

 

September 20

Magic Pass and Sponsor Meet and Greet

7:00pm

Magic Pass and Sponsor Meet and Greet

This event is for our Sponsors and people who purchase a "Magic Pass"

 

Free appetizers!
Meet the magicians!
Get an up close and personal show in our intimate gallery space!

Magic Pass $50 for Children, $75 for Adults

 

 

September 21

7:00pm Jon Armstrong Presents: Comic Amazement

Doors/Bar 6:30pm

Show at 7:00pm

Tickets $15 for Adults and $10 for kids

Winner of numerous awards, including Close Up Magician of the Year, Jon Armstrong has brought his amazing skills and magical comedy to prestigious audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Jon became fascinated by the magic he saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of having his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him to bring his act to Epcot and he became the resident magician at Walt Disney World. He was only 20. After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar's Magical Empire. It was between these runs in Vegas that Jon started doing tours all over the world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor and entertainment to their magic. Jon has also worked on many films and television shows such as "The Mentalist", "Spiderman 3" and "AntMan" as a magic consultant and designer, and is co-creator of the IDW comic series Smoke and Mirrors. Jon stars in the new NetFlix documentary Magicians: Life in the Impossible, about his life in magic Jon now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or actor, include shows like NBC's "The Today Show", and "Tonight Show", "Magic Castle After Dark" on A&E, CW's "Penn and Teller Fool Us", Fox's "Masters of Illusion" and ABC's "Bachelorette." He has been featured in cover stories of trade publications like Magic, Genii and other magic journals worldwide. Articles have been done on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine and Harpers, just to name a few. When you see him live, Jon's hope is that you will laugh at his original humor, be amazed by his skills and most of all, feel like you made a new friend.

 

 

September 22

1:00pm Nick Paul Presents: An Hour of Magic and Fun
Doors/Bar 12:30

Show 1:00

Tickets: $15 for adults or $10 for kids

Nick Paul is a Los Angeles based magician and comedian. He known for his unique combination of physical comedy and magic. Nick performs worldwide for colleges, fortune 500 companies, cruise ships and theaters. Nick is a regular featured performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His Fringe Festival show Impossible Feats of Fake Magic received rave reviews. Awarded critics pick for "Best Variety Show" by the Orlando Sentinel and voted “Top 10 Shows to See” by Time Out LA. From 2012-2015 Nick was a featured magician at Walt Disney World. While there he performed over 800 shows. From January - April 2017, Nick was a featured magician at the House of Magic in Macau, China. In that time span he performed over 240 shows. He has been seen on CONAN, NBC, and the new Netflix Series Magic for Humans. Nick is a graduate of the Theater School at Columbia College Chicago, and the Second City Chicago Conservatory. Originally from Detroit, he now lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and two dachshunds. His favorite color is currently blue.

 

 

3:00pm Eric Buss as Seen on TV

Doors/Bar at 2:30pm

Show at 3:00pm

Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students

Eric Buss was born in Tucson, Arizona. When he was born, the doctors all laughed at him. That laughter gave Eric a rush, and at the age of seven seconds he knew he wanted to make people laugh when he grew up… Later at the ripe age of 8, he learned how to tinker in his dad’s workshop. Then, at age 16, he started learning magic. When he successfully merged his passion for building with his magical skills he knew right then and there (according to this Bio) that he wanted to be a professional comedy magician who would build his own original props. He has never looked back. Although most would agree that his gadgets are totally awesome, it’s Eric’s personality that wins audiences over. His high-energy, and hilarious act has been called, “Pure Art, Pure Madness!” It combines crazy inventions and Eric’s high-octane sugar rush of comedy into a non-stop ride of mischief and magical gadgetry that most people could never imagine. Eric not only imagined it, he turned it into an award-winning act that he has performed around the world and on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. In fact, Letterman called his performance “Tremendous and sensational!” And, as 10 million people watched, he managed to win over one of the most difficult audiences in television- the audience of “America’s Got Talent.” Eric’s most well known, yet non-magical contraption is his Bubble Wrap Bike. After his bike video on YouTube went viral, news and TV shows all over the world picked up the footage. Jimmy Kimmel liked it so much he had his sidekick Guillermo ride Eric’s bike on the show. Kimmel called it “beautiful” and compared Eric to Da Vinci. Watch the viral video on Eric’s website – www.EricBuss.com A Second City Comedy School graduate, he has performed on five continents and on TV in seven countries, including a one-hour Korean television special solely dedicated to his performance. Other career highlights include winning first prize on SyFy’s “Wizard Wars,” opening for William Shatner at the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal, entertaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and appearing at Japan’s “Daidogie” festival – one of the world’s largest performing arts festivals of its kind. Now, at the age of “adult,” Eric spends most of his time pursuing his childhood passions either in his own workshop in Los Angeles or on stages around the world performing his clever brand of comedy, glued to his unique style of magic, bolted to his original props, duck-taped to his energetic personality. Eric invents fun.

 

 

6:00pm David Kovac Presents: The New Vaudevillian

Doors/Bar 5:30pm

Show 6:00pm

Tickets $15 for adults and $10 for students

 

David Kovac specializes in combining comedic monologues with cleverly crafted magic routines. A classically trained actor and former street juggler, he spent over two decades honing a variety of performance skills in the dynamic city of Chicago; notable venues include Millennium Park, Second City, Metro, The Chopin Theatre, and over 1000 shows at the popular Navy Pier. The Chicago Tribune named David Kovac a "Trickster Hero,” and his solo play, FOOLING BUDDHA, was produced by First Folio Theatre in honor of their 20th anniversary season. This dapper humorist currently resides in the Los Angeles area, where has become a popular Emcee at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood.

 

8:00pm Steamboat is Magic! Closing Gala

Doors/Bar 7:30pm

Show at 8:00pm

 

Hosted by David Kovac Headlined by Eric Buss Come and see all 4 magicians from the festival close out our 4th Annual Steamboat is Magic Festival in style!!