SANDUSKY, OHIO, April 6, 2015 – Abracadabra and Alakazam! On the weekend of Aug 14th through 16th, the historic Waterfront District will come alive with mystery and enchantment for The Sandusky Magic Festival. More than 20 top illusionists, conjurers, jugglers, balloon artists and face painters will appear in and around The State Theatre for a family-friendly celebration of wonder. The Festival will feature dazzling displays of the Magical Arts, from Close-up to Street and Stage, One-Man Shows, All Star Galas and even a Rock & Roll Magic Beach Party. Master magician and producer Jay Scott Berry is pulling a rabbit out of his hat for this event, bringing in wizards, magicians and wonder workers from Las Vegas, Hollywood and around the world.
This stellar cast includes Wayne Houchin, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit show, Breaking Magic, seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide. With cutting edge wizardry and death defying stunts, Houchin will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Joining him, from Canada, is one of the world’s most celebrated female magicians, the elegant and dazzling, Ariann Black. Breaking the stereotype of the classic male magician, Black has been a favourite headliner up and down the Las Vegas Strip for 10 years running. And speaking of Vegas, how about the most successful juggler in Las Vegas history, Michael Goudeau? With over 15,000 shows at The Monte Carlo Casino alone, Goudeau is a Guinness world record holder and the undisputed superstar of juggling. Also, direct from Las Vegas, is the award-winning, side-splitting comedy magic ofFielding West. From creating and starring in a top rated morning TV show in Florida, West has headlined cabaret, comedy clubs, theatres and television the world over.
From across the Atlantic, on his first ever US Tour, we are very pleased to welcome to our shores, the one and only Wizard of Wales, Mario Morris. Regarded as the premier magical busker in the world today, Morris presents the captivating Art of Street Magic that is exciting, off-beat and unbridled fun! When you speak of off-beat and outside-the-box magic, there is only one name that comes to mind, David London. Known as, “The Willy Wonka of Magic”, The Washington Post calls London, “Our favorite mad genius magician!” And, if you have ever wondered where the stars of tomorrow are today, look no further than Eric Stevens. Just 21 years old, Stevens is taking the Art of Magic into the next generation with a wondrous fusion of classic effects and original illusions. From the young to the young at heart is what the close-up magic of Wayne Anderson is all about. He will amaze, amuse and delight with intimate illusions performed right before your eyes.
Last, but not least, is our illustrious ring leader Jay Scott Berry, who will mystify young and old alike. Growing up in theatre, Berry was the youngest magician ever to perform at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. His elegant, signature style of visual wizardry is often called, “As close to real magic as you will ever see!” He is now the world’s leading producer of Magic Festivals which include Portland, Asheville, Sedona, Woodstock,Key West, St. Paul, Sacramento, Belfast and Glastonbury. Each weekend of wonder is unique in character but with the same high standards and commitment to excellence.
Magic’s leading trade journal, Linking Ring Magazine, has dedicated three feature articles to the JSB Festivals, calling them, “Wildly successful…The Future of Magic Gatherings!”
“The Asheville Magic Festival is hands down the finest magical gathering I’ve ever attended!” – Charles Stonewick
“I’ve been to dozens of magic conventions and this year’s Festival was superb! With true world class talent and a variety of scheduling, this event should not be missed!” – George Morrisey, Las Vegas
All the main shows will take place in and around the lavishly restored Sandusky State Theatre, just steps from the sands of Lake Erie. These include the Saturday and Sunday Razzle Dazzle matinees and The Wizards of Wonder Gala on Saturday evening. Tickets are very reasonably priced, starting at just $10 for children and $15 for adults. Mark the dates and make plans now to attend this historic event. Conveniently located between Toledo and Cleveland, The Sandusky Magic Festival will be an easy day trip or wondrous weekend getaway to experience the very best in world-class magic, year after year. For tickets, scheduling and more information, please visit: