Overlake Country Club Magic

Overlake Golf Night of Magic

The Overlake Golf and Country Club is located in Medina, Washington, just outside of Bellevue.  I’ve performed for several events there, ranging from high school grad parties to staff parties to the Club’s Night of Magic.  They always do a first-class job of decorating and making the banquet room classy and festive.

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2014 Holiday Magic Shows

Photos from a very busy and fun holiday season!

 

If you’re not already, be a fan on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news, photos, and public shows.  December  is always a very busy month for me, and it’s never too soon to plan ahead for your holiday party!  Call me in Olympia toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com

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Oregon Fairs Association Convention

Magician Jeff Evans at the Oregon Fairs Association covention

Magician Jeff Evans at the Oregon Fairs Association covention

Always fun hanging out with the Northwest’s best variety performers!  Here are some photos from the Oregon Fairs Association convention held in Salem, Oregon.

 

Each year I perform magic for  county fairs throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Organizations like the Washington State Fair Association and the Oregon Fairs Association host annual conferences where their members get together to conduct business, receive training, meet with colleagues, and book their entertainment.  So while taking care of business is the main goal, it’s also kind of a family reunion where fair managers and board members get to see their friends from around the state. For entertainers like me, it’s a chance to hang out with the musicians, jugglers, magicians, balloon artists, hypnotists, stilt walkers, comics, acrobats, and more that we occasionally get to work with on the road.

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Seattle Convention Center Magic

Six magicians at one party?  You know this is gonna be fun!

Six magicians at one party? You know this is gonna be fun! (Jeff Evans, Louie Foxx, Ruben Barron, Joe Black, Rick Anderson, Kirk Charles)

Magicians Invade the Washington State
Convention and Trade Center

Normally I am the only entertainer for the event.  I may work with a DJ or caricature artist, but it’s unusual for a company or organization to have a variety act with multiple performers.  Last night I performed with five – yes, FIVE! – other magicians.  It was like a class reunion getting to see other pros that I rarely see.

Two thousand engineers, physicists, and scientists attending the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging conference descended on the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.  The conference brings engineers and scientists together from around the world to share their knowledge and to gain insight and inspiration from others.

Our task:  show the conference delegates a great time in America and downtown Seattle.  It wasn’t hard, as everyone was there to unwind and socialize.  Magic was obviously a hit, as every so often a group of people would burst into laughter and applause in a different part of the ballrooms.

The poor audience didn't stand a chance; Ruben (left) and Louie tag-teamed this table, each one trying to one-up the other.

The audience didn’t stand a chance:  Ruben (left) and Louie tag-teamed this table, each one trying to one-up the other.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.  This was NOT your typical audience, and not just because of the IQ level.  (Before the show, our event coordinator told us that many of the people we would meet had multiple doctorate degrees.  Woah.)

Most of the people I performed for were from other countries.  All spoke English, some better than others, and it was neat meeting people from Russia to South Korea to France and Germany… and trying to pronounce their names!

 

 

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Washington State Fairs Association Convention

Singer/songwriter John Dunnigan at the WSFA convention

Singer/songwriter John Dunnigan at the WSFA convention

Each year I perform for several county fairs throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The Washington State Fairs Association‘s annual convention gives fair boards, managers, and service members the opportunity to do business and enjoy each others’ company.  Sometimes it’s so busy during the actual fair that there isn’t time to socialize.  Everyone is running around like a chicken with their head chopped off.  (Sorry for that visual, poultry barn superintendents!)  This year’s convention was held at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel.

See photos from the WSFA convention in 2012 and 2013 online.

Click here for photos from my visits to the Canyon County Fair and Spokane Interstate Fair this past year.  Looking for great entertainment for your fair or festival?  Call Washington fair and festival magician Jeff Evans toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Gig Harbor Halloween Magician

Halloween was always my favorite holiday when I was a kid.  Wearing cool costumes, carving pumpkins, running around the neighborhood getting free candy – what’s not to like about that?!?   The last week of October is National Magic Week, and Houdini actually died on Halloween.  Spooky indeed!

This motley crew had me cornered at the Tacoma Yacht Club.  Hope I'm good!

This motley crew had me cornered at the Tacoma Yacht Club. Hope I’m good!

I did three shows in Gig Harbor last weekend; one for Lauren’s 8th birthday party, a Halloween Party for the Tacoma Yacht Club held at their Outstation in Gig Harbor, and the Canterwood Golf Club’s kids’ Halloween Party.  All were very fun in their own way, and some of my favorite photos from those shows are here.

 

Canterwood Halloween (8)

Mary with the Canterwood Golf Club prepares to judge the costume contest – not an easy task!

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Northwest Event Show

Western Washington's best restaurants and caterers gave away free samples on each aisle

Western Washington’s best restaurants and caterers gave away free samples on each aisle

The Northwest Event Show attracts the best venues, caterers, photographer, DJs, event decorators, and production companies in western Washington. It is held each fall at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle.  It’s always a great opportunity to say hi to old friends and clients as well as see new technologies, trends, and meet new vendors.

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Auburn Magician

Peace, Flower Power, & Card Tricks

Last weekend I was feeling groovy and doing magic for the White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm’s annual Halloween Ball at the Truitt Building in downtown Auburn.  There were some super costumes for their 70s/disco theme.

"I pity the fool who hasn't experienced the Jeff Evans magic show."

“I pity the fool who hasn’t experienced the Jeff Evans magic show.”

I met the real mayor of Auburn… and the fake Mr. T!  This was the perfect situation for strolling magic; people mingling, socializing, dancing, and enjoying food and drink.  I traveled from group to group performing with cards, coins, ropes, $100 bills, and rubber bands.  Many people like this close-up style of magic best!   Learn more about my magic shows in Auburn and beyond online or call toll-free (877) 412-5064.

Attendees boogie, jive, and enjoy the evening supporting the White River Museum

Attendees boogie, jive, and enjoy the evening supporting the White River Valley Museum

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Portland Banquet Magician

Magician Jeff Evans entertains at the Portland Marriott Hotel

Magician Jeff Evans entertains at the Portland Marriott Hotel

“Mr. Jeff Evans has a very professional magic show…great with kids and adults. His magic is outstanding and his ability to engage the crowd is the best of best. His magic tricks are very mind blowing and after seeing his show over 5 times, I still can’t figure out how he can get my $100 bill inside of an uncut, unpeeled orange. I will hire him again to one of our functions in the future. I highly recommended Jeff Evans to anyone needing a great magician.”
-Verle Ketchum, Mullinax Ford of Olympia Commercial Fleet Sales Manager

Read this and recommendations from 25 other clients at http://www.linkedin.com/in/amazement.

The Northwest Ford Truck Association wanted to make this meeting something special and out of the ordinary.  Many spouses attended and were able to play tourist in downtown Portland in a beautiful sunny fall day.  I performed mingling magic during the cocktail hour.  Not only do people love seeing magic close-up, but it also gives me a chance to get to know my audience for later in the evening.

After dinner the outgoing Association officers were thanked and the new leaders introduced.  After a speech by Gresham Ford’s Bess Wills, I performed my stand-up show for the group of about a hundred Ford dealers, vendors, partners, and spouses.  I even debuted a new trick, customized with the names of dozens of Ford vehicles, that was a huge hit.  Thanks to Meryl and the super staff with the Portland Marriott City Center for being wonderful hosts and making everything run smoothly.

If you need banquet entertainment in Portland, call Jeff Evans toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

Wild Bill's Casino provided the late-night fun

Wild Bill’s Casino provided the late-night fun

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Portland Bravo! Live Event

Bravo! Live is the place to find entertainment, catering, venues, and service professionals

Bravo! Live is the place to find entertainment, catering, venues, and service professionals

Bravo! Live was held October 8, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland.  More new faces than old ones that this event!

Whether you plan an annual convention or meeting or have a once-in-a-lifetime celebration planned, Bravo! Live is the place to find the top vendors and venues in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  The vendors spare no expense to create awesome exhibits, and the area’s top catering companies have free samples of their trademark meals and desserts.

Thumbs-Up Fun with Dennis Williams, Jeff Evans, and George Sharp.  www.visitolympia.com

Thumbs Up Fun with Dennis Williams, Jeff Evans, and George Sharp. www.visitolympia.com

If you need entertainment in the Portland, Oregon area, call magician Jeff Evans in Olympia at 360-412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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