Virtual Magic for County Fairs

Summer is usually packed with festivals and events. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus nearly all public events were cancelled for the summer of 2020 which left event organizers scrambling. Many opted to hold some sort of virtual edition of their fair or festival.

Virtual magician Jeff Evans presented his magic show for the Northwest Washington Fair and the Pacific County Fair. He was scheduled to perform live at both events, but jumped at the chance to bring the magic direct to Fair patrons and supporters via Zoom.

Great news: Jeff has been booked to perform at both the Northwest Washington Fair (Lynden, Washington) and the Pacific County Fair (Menlo, Washington) for the 2021 season.

Perhaps the best thing about virtual shows is that your audience can be anywhere they have a internet access. For more details on bringing virtual magician Jeff Evans to your fair or festival, call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Magic of the Philippines

Jeff Evans visited the Philippines to attend the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians convention. The convention was held in Manila, but the morning after the convention Jeff was on a small jet for the rural island of Palawan.

Cobra Island had incredible coral, brilliantly-colored fish - and there are countless other pristine beaches and underwater worlds like this in the thousands of islands in the Philippines
Cobra Island had incredible coral, brilliantly-colored fish – and there are countless other pristine beaches and underwater worlds like this in the thousands of islands in the Philippines

The purpose was simply to play tourist: diving, snorkeling, island hopping, and having an authentic experience in the beautiful Philippines. But being a magician is like having a super power: everyone loves the feeling of amazement, and Jeff made it a point to perform for each of the host families at the three airbnbs where he stayed and for the crew and fellow passengers on the island hopping tour.

The crew of the Tao Philippines island-hopping tour were big magic fans
The crew of the Tao Philippines island-hopping tour were big magic fans

“I brought some magic props with me for a couple of reasons; first, I knew I’d have some free time and practicing magic is how I like to spend my time. But I also really wanted to perform magic for the people that I met while traveling. It was definitely the right decision: magic is universal, and even though many of the people I met and performed for spoke very little English, there was never a problem communicating with them when performing magic. The art of magic works in all languages and cultures.”

-Jeff Evans

That look says it all! Nothing is more fun than learning a magic trick and amazing yourself.  Jeff taught this crew member on board the Tao expedition the Jumping Rubber Band Trick, and he had a blast showing it to the the rest of the crew.
That look says it all! Nothing is more fun than learning a magic trick and amazing yourself. Jeff taught this crew member on board the Tao expedition the Jumping Rubber Band Trick, and he had a blast showing it to the the rest of the crew.

Jeff spent time in Coron, where he made six scuba dives to Japanese vessels that were sunk the end of World War II by United States Navy. After that he joined the Tao Philippines island hopping tour: five days spent on different islands. The crew provided fresh, delicious meals and snacks each day. Each evening was spent on a bamboo hut on a different island. During the day the ship would sail to different locations for snorkeling, visiting local villages, or for exploring pristine, deserted beaches. The cruise ended up in El Nido. After one day outside of El Nido, Jeff traveled south to Sabang and the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park.

The real magic of the Philippines isn’t a card trick. It isn’t a fresh coconut, or sandy beach, or colorful coral. The real magic were the wonderful, friendly Filipinos who were happy to help, fun to be around, incredibly hard-working, and super-friendly. Salamat!

Oli, the tour leader for Tao Philippines, performs great magic, too! He also hand-made the necklace that Jeff is wearing in this photo from a small shell that Jeff found on the beach.
Oli, the tour leader for Tao Philippines, performs great magic, too! He also hand-made the necklace that Jeff is wearing in this photo from a small shell that Jeff found on the beach.

 

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Virtual Magic Workshops

Magic Tricks and Secrets LIVE Virtual Magic Workshops

Jeff Evans has been instructing magic workshops through the City of Lacey and City of Tumwater Parks and Recreation Departments since 1995. In 2005, along with George Ford, he created the Magic Tricks and Secrets video course in magic. During this time he has personally introduced thousands of kids – and dozens of adults – to the art of magic.

In April 2020 he debuted his virtual magic workshops through Zoom.

“My sons (ages 10 & 11) really enjoyed the Magic Tricks and Secrets class that was offered virtually in April/May.  Jeff did a fantastic job of keeping the kids engaged and talking them through the step-by-step process of how to do the tricks.  My boys looked forward to the class each week… Such a great class to do right from our home.”
     -Kirsten Blood, Olympia

“My mind was blown by the tricks! He explained them well so I could learn them and perform them myself.”
     -Jayden, student

“Maxxum loves it! And he FaceTimed a bunch of family after to show his new tricks!  Thank you so much and we signed up for your next session too.”
     -Laura Norleen, Alberta, Canada

For for information about virtual magic instruction – for kids or adults, beginner or advanced, e-mail jeff[at]amazementproductions.com or call (360) 412-5064.

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Magic Videos for Kids

As I’m writing this post, schools throughout the nation – and many around the globe – are closed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. As such, kids suddenly find themselves at home with a ton of unexpected free time. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the art of magic.

A number of years ago I created the Magic Tricks and Secrets video course in magic. There are two volumes; volume 2 is currently sold out, but volume 1 is ready to be shipped. Regular price through my website is $14.95 + shipping/handling, but I want to make it even more affordable to get it into the hands of kids and families quarantined at home or practicing social distancing. Your special price is just $11.95 + $3 shipping/handling, and most orders ship next business day. This is a limited-time offer while Washington state schools are cancelled for the coronavirus, so order yours today!



“I love magic, but I’m a not a kid anymore.” That’s OK – magic is for all ages! I chose these particular effects because they’re easy to learn and perform, but they work if you’re looking for a fun trick to show the guys and gals at the office, too.

If you’re not already, find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @jeffevansmagic. Stay healthy, and enjoy sharing the art of magic with a friend!

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Seattle Magician Google Reviews

Private parties and corporate events are more fun with Seattle magician Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans was able to come to our home to help celebrate my husband’s 64th birthday with family and a few close friends. My husband LOVES magic, so I was pretty confident that he’d be excited. Our family & friends ranged in age from 24 to 64, and I wasn’t totally sure if they’d be as into it as my husband would be. We were all thrilled, amazed, totally entertained, and have been talking about Jeff for days ever since. To quote my husband, “I’m gobsmacked”. (Forgive him; he’s English :)). I can’t remember the last time we all laughed and smiled so much. We were mesmerized. On top of Jeff’s incredible skill as a magician, he is a fabulous entertainer and is just immensely enjoyable to be around. From a practical perspective, Jeff is incredibly easy to work with, and super responsive and accessible. I cannot recommend Jeff Evans highly enough.
-Liga Mezaraups, Seattle

I recently hired Jeff Evans to headline the entertainment for our company Holiday Party. Jeff provided table top magic as well as a complete magic show as a finale of the evening’s events. Jeff was VERY engaging and everyone had a wonderful and amazing time. Thank you, Jeff!
-Arny Bailey

Jeff, Performed at our Company Holiday party, the response from associates was, Laughter and Amazement. Jeff works a crowd, mixing a little bit of comedy with the magic which makes the show perfect. Jeff is a true showman, we will definitely be calling him back in the future. Thank you Jeff!!!

Read these and more Tacoma and Seattle magician Google reviews at https://goo.gl/maps/jEwzGdSxUJz. Call 360-412-5064 or send email to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to learn more about bringing Jeff Evans to your event.

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Magic at the Lucky Dog Casino

Back by popular demand! Casino magician Jeff Evans appeared at the Lucky Dog Casino. the Lucky Dog is operated by the Skokomish Tribe and is located on Highway 101 north of Shelton and south of Hoodsport and is home to the friendliest staff. Jeff was there in February 2019, then again in September. Their showroom is the perfect size for strolling during the cocktail hour and Jeff’s blend of clean comedy and interactive magic.

Be a fan and find out about upcoming public shows at www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic and www.amazementproductions.com.

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Limited time: Jeff Evans magic posters

Today is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and this summer I’m doing a space-themed magic show for libraries. I have a bunch of really slick 11″ x 17″ posters and want to offer them to fans like you! (Thanks to Rick Anderson for the photography and Stephanie Cahill for the poster design.)

In addition to the space poster you can choose from these designs: Reading Magic, Science Magic, X-STREAM Magic, or the Electric Deck poster. Price is just $4 for one poster and $2 for each additional poster. Ask if you’d like the poster autographed.

PayPal funds to jeff@simplymagic.org. This is a limited time offer good through August 2019 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. Send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com with any questions. Thanks for being a fan!

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2019 Summer Public Magic Shows

It’s a busy summer! See magician Jeff Evans at one of these shows in western Washington and beyond in June-July-August 2019. All library programs are free and open to the public, though seating may be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some other events require paid parking or paid admission (county fairs). Say hi if you’re able to attend! Be a fan on Facebook to keep up on these and other events. www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic

Showtime at the Grant County Fair in Moses Lake, Washington
  • June 2019
  • Saturday, June 8 at 2pm – Boulevard Park Library
  • Saturday, June 15 at 2pm – Winlock Egg Days
  • Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm – Richmond Beach Library
  • Thursday, June 20 at 6pm – Moscow, Idaho “Entertainment in the Park” at East City Park
  • Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 am – Sequim Library
  • Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm – Port Angeles Library
  • Monday, June 24 at 4:30 pm – Redmond Library
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm – Kobetich Tacoma Public Library
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 4pm – Swasey Tacoma Public Library
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 pm – San Juan Library
  • Thursday, June 27 at 10:15 am – Olympia Timberland Library
  • Thursday, June 27 at 2pm – Elma Timberland Library
  • Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 pm – Early Learning Expo, Aberdeen (strolling magic)
  • Friday, June 28 at 11am – South Bend Timberland Library
  • Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 am – Main Tacoma Public Library
  • Saturday, June 29 at 2:30pm – Fern Hill Library (Tacoma)
Hocus pocus, it's time to focus!  All eyes are on the magic as Jeff Evans entertains
  • July 2019
  • Monday, July 1 at 2:00 pm – Federal Way Library
  • Monday, July 1 at 7:00 pm – Kenmore Library
  • Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 am – Bremerton Library (held outside at Blueberry Park)
  • Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00 pm – Poulsbo Library
  • Wednesday, July 3 at 10:30 am – Montesano Timberland Library
  • Wednesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm – Hoquiam Timberland Library
  • Friday, July 4 at 12:30 pm – Aberdeen Splash Festival outside at the Rotary Log Pavilion
  • Friday, July 4 at 6:30 pm – Tumwater’s 4th of July Festival ($10/vehicle parking)
  • Friday, July 5 at 1:00 pm – Tukwila Library, show held at Cascade View Park
  • Saturday, July 6 – Chehalis-Centralia Steam Train Ride
  • Monday, July 8 at 11:00 am – Entiat Library
  • Monday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Chelan Library
  • Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 am – Bridgeport Library
  • Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Twisp Library
  • Wednesday, July 9 at 11:00 am – Cashmere Library
  • Wednesday, July 9 at 4:00 pm – George Library
  • Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 am – Royal City Library
  • Thursday, July 10 at 4:00 pm – Soap Lake Library
  • Friday, July 12 at 11:00 am – Republic Library
  • Friday, July 12 at 3:00 pm – Oroville Library
  • Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 pm – Kingsgate Library
  • Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm – Bothell Library
  • Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 pm – Auburn Summerstage at Les Gove Park
  • Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 am – Three Creeks Community Library (Vancouver, WA)
  • Thursday, July 19 at 3:00 pm – Stevenson Community Library
  • Friday, July 19 at 11:00 am – Des Moines Library
  • Friday, July 19 at Fairwood Library
  • Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am – Wheels to Prosper, Center Collision, Tacoma (strolling magic)
  • Monday, July 22 at 7:00 pm – Mercer Island Library
  • Tuesday, July 23 at 1:30 pm – South Tacoma Library
  • Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 pm – Wheelock Library (Tacoma)
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 am – Hoodsport Timberland Library
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 pm – Shelton Timberland Library
  • Thursday, July 25-28 – Canyon County Fair (Caldwell, Idaho)
  • Monday, July 29 at 7:00 pm – Issaquah Library
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 11:00 am – Tenino Timberland Library
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 pm – Centralia Timberland Library
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00 am – Yelm Timberland Library
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 pm – Yelm Timberland Library
Jeff Evans draws a crowd for his street magic show at the Moses Lake Spring Festival
  • August 2019
  • Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 pm – Renton Highlands Library held at Heritage Park in Renton
  • Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 am – Mottet Tacoma Public Library
  • Saturday, August 3 at 2:30 pm – Moore Tacoma Public Library
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 pm – Vashon Library
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm – Sammamish Library
  • Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00 am – North Bend Library, held at Si View Park
  • Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 pm – Federal Way Kids Day outside at Steel Lake Park
  • Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 pm – Ocean Shores Library
  • Saturday, August 10 at 11:00 am – Covington Kids Fest
  • Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm – Lacey Timberland Library and the City of Lacey Summer Entertainment Series at Huntamer Park
  • Wednesday, August 14 at 12:00 pm – Seatac Parks and Recreation held at McMicken Heights Park
  • August 15 – 17 – Clallam County Fair, Port Angeles
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30 am – Bellevue Library
  • Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 am – Buckley Youth Activity Center
  • Saturday, August 24 – Northwest Art and Air Festival, Albany, Oregon

If you have questions about one of these public performances or are interested in booking Jeff for your event, call him toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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