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Fairs and Festivals
Awesome show with a one of a kind performer- that’s Jason in a nutshell.
-J.R. LaBerge-Esparza, Booking Manager
New Mexico State Fair
Jason D'Vaude combines excellent juggling skill, charm and humor with polished professionalism for a highly entertaining show!"
- Brett Chance
Ohio State Fair 2019
Jason D’Vaude was a great part of our roving entertainment lineup for the 2019 Kansas State Fair. I watched Jason draw crowds day after day. While his abilities and talents are impressive, Jason also is personable and humorous — attributes he uses to engage his audience. I highly recommend Jason for his fun and entertaining show.
- Amy Bickel
Kansas State Fair 2019
Jason was a pleasure to work with from scheduling through performance. He was flexible and accommodating to our schedule. Price was extremely reasonable. Both performances were incredible. Jason kept the entire crowd entertained and engaged. Jason is extremely professional, family friendly and hilarious. He kept the adults laughing and the children spellbound for the entire show.
I would highly recommend Jason for any crowd that really want to be entertained.
- Rabbi Y. Kaufman, Cincinnati, OH 2020
Jason D’Vaude is indeed a One Man Show!!! Talented, engaging, and hilarious are a perfect combination for engaging your fairgoers. Jason performed at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo in 2019 and was a huge hit. His talents are not limited to amazing juggling and tricks – but he pulls out all the stops with daredevil tricks, like juggling knives and hatchets while balancing on a unicycle. His show is as fun for parents as it is for kids. Having Jason D’Vaude – The Circus Man, is a sure-fire win!!!
- North Texas Fair and Rodeo, Denton, TX
We had the privilege of having Jason D’Vaude – The Circus Man, MC and perform at the 2020 Texas Association of Fairs and Events Convention. His quick wit and engaging antics were a bonus to the talent he has in juggling and balance. Ever the engaging showman, Jason was very much at ease with introducing our acts as he was with entertaining our crowd.
- Nanci Kimmey, President,
Texas Association of Fairs and Events
Jason did very well for us at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo. We got lots of requests to have him back again next year. He was able to keep our patrons very entertained. We will definitely be having him back again for future fairs.
- Anthony Cappadona
Galveston County Fair and Rodeo 2019
The feedback that was shared throughout the fair regarding your performances was always positive. And the amount of energy coming from your crowd drew people in and held their attention. I would recommend you in a heartbeat!
- LaMonna Galyon
Kansas State Fair 2019
Jason's act was AWESOME! Truly a great performer with a variety of amazing skills. His act attracted great crowds who were totally amazed from start to finish!
- Jeff D.
Cuyahoga Co. Fair - Berea, OH 2019
What a wonderful act , professional, witty he engages the crowd and his performances were definitely entertaining! As soon as he started his act the crowd just grew around him as he performed. Kids and adults were amazed at his performances, People have asked and we will gladly have him back! Jason is a great person and wonderful to work with!
Hardin County Fair
Eldora Iowa 2019
Thank you so much for coming to the Trailwood Carnival. I ran into Trailwood parents all weekend long and they consistently brought up your performance as a particular highlight.
-Ashley Wheat, Trailwood Elementary School PTA Carnival Chair
I hired Jason to perform at a street festival in the Power & Light District and was very impressed with him! Our event had people of all ages, and he seemed to captivate and entertain everyone. It felt like the whole festival stopped to watch him, which was awesome! I’m looking forward to having him back for future events.
-Gabby Cutrera | Marketing & Events Manager
Kansas City Power & Light District
I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the “show must go on” attitude you exhibited this past Saturday at the 2018 edition of Country Days! You adapted to the situation and delivered an entertaining show at a last minute venue change, as well as going above and beyond once the weather cleared. Can’t wait to work with you again!
Downtown Bolivar Association
and Vice President at Triangle Talent
The people loved you!
Thanks Jason. It will be great to have you back at the Scott County Fair!
-Rhonda - Scott County Fair
Your performances at our festival were certainly something that our community will never forget. They were a great addition to the 36th Annual Richmond Mushroom Festival! Thank you so much for your family friendly entertainment. We are sure to book you in the future for the Mushroom Festival as well as other community events in Richmond, MO! Thanks again!
-Natalie Lamar, Executive Director, Richmond Chamber of Commerce
(hired back for another event)
I’ve hired Jason to perform at Musikfest for the past two years. He never ceases to amaze with his fire stunts, knife juggling, and array of other talents. Audiences of all ages love watching his show. Great guy, great performer—what more is there to say?
-Helen Smith, Programming Specialist, ArtsQuest, Musikfest.org
(5 years now)
Thanks Jason! It was an awesome night! The riders really enjoyed the show! The combination of your humor, tricks and skills stood out as a memorable experience!
-Mike Denehy, Off Track Events
I wanted to personally thank you for spending your day with us on May 5th entertaining our crowds at the Harry’s Hay Days Festival. We appreciate your talent and professionalism and look forward to working with you again.
-Kim Curtis, President of Grandview Chamber of Commerce
Jason draws a crowd quicker than you can light a match and his burning desire to perform is evident by simply watching him. Crowds love him and so do we.
-Travis Grossman, Amelia Earhart Entertainment coordinator
More Fairs and Festivals
Jason provides unique entertainment for any size event. He captivates the audience while including them in his performances. Wherever there is a crowd gathered, you'll usually find Jason in the middle, putting together a terrific experience for audiences of all ages.
-Chris Phelan, O'Neill Event Management - KC RiverFest - Kansas City
I can't thank you enough for coming back and joining in. I greatly appreciate the level of art you bring to the plate, as well as your flexibility. . . Until next year!
-Tia Christiansen, Event Services, Rothbury Music Festival
I am so glad Jason D'Vaude was able to come to our community Halloween event! He was professional to work with behind the scenes and he was a wonderful performer! I loved how he interacted with the crowd, making them laugh and wowing them with his abilities. I will definitely be calling him again! Thank you Mr. D'Vaude!!
Brenda Simmons, Firehouse Coordinator, Firehouse Creative Center, Kearney, MO
Jason, we enjoyed you so much and I know the festival goers did as well. I am certain we can discuss possibilities for next year. Thanks, again for your energy!
Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS
(5 years now)
Jason did an excellent job at our fair. I would highly recommend him. At every performance, he drew a crowd. He entertained the Kids as well as the adults. I can assure you, that if you are looking for entertainment, you will not be disappointed by booking Jason.
Eva L. Yoho
Pampered Chef Director
Mannington District Fair - West Virginia
Libraries, Schools and Scouts
[I wanted to] touch base with you to let you know how great the show was you put on!! The kids loved your show and If you ever need a recommendation I'd be more than happy to give you one!
-Tony Yungeberg, Director
Valley Heights Community Education
Colts Round-Up After School Program
Your show was a HUGE hit!!!!!!
-Cathy Metcalf, Academie Lafayette
Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming out last evening to our library and doing an awesome show. I know everyone had a great time!
-Kim Downing, Linwood Community Library - Linwood, KS
Jason captivated the audience of children and adults during his performance as part of the City's Sizzlin' Summer Series. One minute you think you are watching a standard juggling performance and the next minute you are asking yourself, "Did he just do that?" An entertaining, engaging, and professional performer who will not disappoint!
-Mike McDonald, past director, Lansing Community Library (Kans.)
I know I said it through e-mail, but I want to thank you again for coming out to perform for the public and for the recreation center's camp kids. I can not stress enough how amazing the performance was and the comments I received several days after. I said it before and I'll say it again: We've had some great performers come through the library in the last couple of years, but you were easily the best we've seen, and certainly the most well received. You had the audience eating out of your hand the entire performance.
-Jacob Bond, Turner Community Library
Jason asked me before the show if he was going to be a surprise. He sure was! Not only did he perform some great tricks that left us saying 'how did he do that?,' he had a big audience of kids and adults, and not a person in the room wasn't hysterical at some point. He definitely threw some surprises our way with the show. He was great with the kids, got them involved, and was truly fun to see for everyone!
-Tami Klenda, The Boy Scouts of America (Blue and Gold Banquet)
We've had a lot of great and talented performers at our library, but
you were easily the best. Our patrons are still talking about the show!
-Jacob Bond, Turner Community Library
You really made a lasting impression on the scout families the year that you entertained them! You have been requested again!
-Amy Gabbert, Pack 3651 Committee Chair
Another great summer experience for our kids! It was fantastic having you back.
Thank you so much for coming! We’ve had great feedback from our patrons, they really enjoyed the show!
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library South Branch
Thanks again for visiting our libraries. We have had excellent feedback about your shows so far from all four of our libraries’ audiences.
I hope we get to have you back again for another summer reading program!
Jen Wildhagen – Children’s Department Manager - St. Joseph Public Library, Downtown
Thanks so much for coming this afternoon. We loved the show!
Jefferson County Library
Thank you so much Jason for helping us celebrate our Summer Reading Program! Your juggling and fire show was amazing! Our patrons are still talking about it! We look forward having you back!
Kathy Sarna--Argenta Branch Library Youth Services Supervisor/Program Coordinator
North Little Rock, AR
"Everyone loved the show!!! All ages enjoyed every second of it. He put on an amazing show for the kids and adults. All ages loved it. Very funny, entertaining and kept his audience on the edge of their seat wondering what he would do next and how he did it. His stunts and fire show was spectacular!!! He was great with the kids and can handle his audience in about any circumstance. Truly a nice guy and personable. Kids loved the time he took after the show to answer any questions. We will definitely have him come back."
Librarian - Neosho Public Library, Missouri - Arkansas
Jason’s show is wonderful for all ages. Everyone really enjoyed the magic, comedy, and circus tricks! Jason was also a joy to work with, charming and professional. We will definitely be having him back!”
SarahBeth Lesko - Librarian Saline County Library - Arkansas
The library was packed with children, teens, and adults for Jason's perfomance. They stared in awe, laughed, clapped, cheered, and were absolutely amazed by Jason's theatrics. Would absolutely book him again! We loved him!!
Rachael M. Grime, MLIS
Director of Little Dixie Regional Libraries - Moberly, MO
Jason D'Vaude had our kids (and librarians -- let's be honest!) laughing at silly fart jokes, gasping during amazing acrobatics, and cheering until the end. Jason is truly a jack-of-all-trades and a lot of fun to watch!
Sarah Palmer - Librarian
Jefferson County Library Northwest Branch - Missouri
Responses From St. Joseph Libraries complimentary of Jen Wildhagen:
"All ages were oohing and aahing, he was funny and took full advantage of the tall ceilings. He was absolutely amazing."
"I would not be surprised if people tag him as the favorite this summer and it almost makes me regret booking him so early in the season. Oh, well. I definitely hope he stays on the circuit so that we can book him again someday."
"All ages enjoyed him here too. He knows how to handle a rowdy crowd well. We had a kid stand up in the front row in the middle of his performance and announce he had to pee. Also had some special needs attendees who would have outbursts. During one loud outburst he asked if they were okay. Turns out a spider was crawling on the kid. Some performers you can tell get irritated by rowdy kids but Jason played with it and came off as a super nice guy."
"He was very athletic and put on a good juggling skills show. I particularly liked the magic trick he did in the middle of the show where a cantaloupe appeared in his hat out of nowhere! Overall a great show! I would have him back (especially if we did the fire show again! I went to that and enjoyed it as well)."
From Feedback Cards
What Children Said:
"How did he do that!?! Argh! I want to do that!"
"He was so funny! I liked his jokes."
"I thought he was going to fall, but he didn’t. He was really good!"
What Adults Said:
"That was a really great show! My kids and I enjoyed it so much!"
"I hope the library brings him back again, he was phenomenal!"
What an impressive and dimensional performer! We have hired Jason twice, to the absolute delight of our attendees! He must spend hours perfecting his craft. His interaction with the crowd is masterful and his skills are unbelievable. He just loves to perform, so he is great to work with. At one of our events, we had a snafu and he stepped up and kept the crowd distracted and entertained. He was a lifesaver. A wildly impressive performance!
Blake & Associates Premier Real Estate
It's fair to say you were a big hit... Thanks again for putting on a great show!
-Sara Slocum, Netsmart Technologies
You did a great job on Saturday night. We really appreciate your performance. I believe our individuals loved every aspect of it. Thanks for staying awhile and juggling, also.
-Vicki Taylor, Johnson County Development Supports
Thank you for your exciting contribution in making the 2016 MINI Cooper event a wonderful experience for so many people. Your fire artistry was the perfect element to complete the full spectrum in the entertainment for the evening. The expressions on the faces of the audience ranged from excitement to fear for you, while the air around you held laughter, baited breath and the release of cheers to your feats. We appreciate the professional approach to your craft and how you make a potentially dangerous series of activities appear to be done with ease and inspire such light-hearted enthusiasm. We hope to work with you again in the future.
- Rachel Eilts, Event Coordinator
It was our pleasure to have you join us and perform. All the feedback has been very positive.
Executive Assistant to the Quartermaster General
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S.
Hiring Jason to perform in front of 200 fiber artists and enthusiasts was a fantastic decision. This group of mostly older and conservative women reacted just like I hoped they would — just like every crowd of 20-somethings, kids, and hipsters I’ve ever seen react to his overwhelming charm, wit, and talent — they loved it. If you want your face to hurt from all the smiling, hire this guy!
PlyMagazine - PlyAway Event
Other Fun Stuff
Jason D'Vaude is simply spectacular.
-Jason D'Vaude, Devout Fan
I am your newest, biggest fan!
-Kelly Hooper, Event Coordinator
Entertainment personified! Jason D'Vaude connects with the audience. After our 7th annual internationally talented show, D'Vaude killed the stage as the best Emcee we have ever enjoyed. Danger! Laughter! Fun! He journeys with the audience and share the joy of juggling and circus. On the count of three, everyone will be screaming HIGHER!
-Mr. Gregory Owsley, Kansas City Juggling Festival Coordinator
We were at the store the other day and my 3 three year old was throwing a cup up in the air and he kept saying, '1, 2, 3, higher!' and he actually got other customers to yell 'higher'!
-Naomi Persinger, Fan
How cool the fire show was-- Jason D'Vaude is a MONSTER with fire.
-Matt Hall, Professional Juggler & International Jugglers Association Award Winner
When choosing the performers for the Dave Stephens Jazz Circus, I had the incredible opportunity to meet and eventually work with outstanding and professionally trained circus performers from both the Midwest and West Coast. Jason D'Vaude is most definitely a stand out entertainer in his field exhibiting the very essence of professionalism and unparalleled talent. Whether on or off stage, he is a one of a kind performer blending youthful and artistic energy with old school showmanship.
LA Jazz Vocalist & Band Leader
Dave Stephens Jazz Circus
Thank you very much for helping make our Holiday Party a success! Everyone raved about you. Great show! Thanks again!
-Amy Gross, Kansas City Art Institute (Holiday Staff Party)
Jason, you are by far the best performer at the Renaissance Festival! I have been for several years and always enjoy your show the most! My son Seth even helped you out on opening weekend!! Keep doing what you are doing!! You are amazing!!!!!
-Marnie Brenes, Fan
You are a very talented artist....the best we saw that day. Thank you for giving my son the chance to be onstage with you.
-Jenaya McHenry, Fan (Renaissance Festival)
Our club was very much impressed in your performance at the show. I loved the way you interacted with the crowd and got them involved. You really added to the show and hopefully we can work together again next year.
-Karen Bond, Alley #92 - Clown Show at Crown Center
You do such a great job and the kids thoroughly enjoy you.
---Susie Wollard - Once Upon a Time
(multiple years, 3? or 4 now?)
Thanks for being part of the Step Up Walk Festival. Everyone looks forward to your show every year! You are a great entertainer for all ages! We look forward to having you back in 2016!!
-Tiffany Way, First Downs for Downs Syndrome Event Coordinator
One of our best “half time” shows to date! The guests were enthralled. You did a great job. Thanks for joining us!
-Amy Allison, Executive Director, Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City