Meet Some of Our Entertainers

MJ – Face Painting, Air Brush Tattoos

MJ - Facepainting, Airbrush Tattoos KCMJ is one of the premiere face painters in the Midwest. She uses only the safest products on the market and is fully insured. She has an on-time, professional “can do” attitude paired with talent and enthusiasm that adds that little extra something to every event. MJ has experience working with special needs children and adults through the Shawnee Mission School District. She has worked as a professional Make-Up artist for years, a photographer, and is the mom to three fantastic kids. She strives to achieve as much education as possible in her chosen field and has attended multiple classes, conferences, and conventions working with some of today’s very best artists. MJ has also been instrumental in making sure our local community of Face and Body artists are using the safest practices and products on the market today.

CELESTE – Clowning, Face Painting, Magic, Balloon Sculptures

CELESTE – Clowning, Face Painting, Magic, Balloon Sculptures KCHi, my name is Celeste. I started clowning in 1982 and have been doing so for the past 20+ years. My clown name is Peppermint and I’m a white face clown. I perform such activities as face painting, magic, and balloon sculptures. I have marched in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington,D.C., the Main Street Parade at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and even participated in the Easter Egg Hunt at the White House. I am a member of and have attended many Clowns of America International and World Clown Association conventions and have place in the top ten for the makeup category as a white face clown and 1st place in group skit competition in both of these conventions. I am also a member of the local Kansas City Clown Alleys (92 and 217). I hold the following certifications: CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and the Standard First Aid.

AMY – Balloons, Clowning, Face Painting, Magic

AMY – Balloons, Clowning, Face Painting, Magic KCI have been an entertainer for nine years. I do basic balloons, clowning and walk arounds with puppets and magic. My passion is face painting. I have been to Show Me Clowns for Jesus five years and have attended many face painting classes in the area. I have been a member of Sunshine Clowns for nine years. I have an FBI background and fingerprint check on file. I hold the CPR certification.

SHERYL – Henna Art, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos

SHERYL – Henna Art, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos Kansas CitySheryl has always loved anything that decorates people – henna, face paint, jewelry, costumes, you name it. She started practicing henna almost nine years ago and then added face painting and glitter tattoos to her repertoire. She has trained with nationally and internationally-known face painters and is one of KC’s top henna artists.

KATIE – Caricature Artist, Face Painting

KATIE – Caricature Artist, Face Painting in KansasKatie has drawn and painted her entire life. Her love for children (she has worked as a nanny for several years) coupled with her skill in drawing and painting, lead her to the art of caricaturing and face painting at a young age. For the past several years, she has delighted the crowds with her whimsical caricaturing style and her brightly colored face painting designs. Katie holds the following certifications: CPR and First Aid.

EILEEN – Caricature Artist

EILEEN – Caricature Artist in KansasSince 1976, Eileen has been drawing the crowds with her masterful, quick, lively likenesses. Nicknamed “Quick Draw McCoy”, Eileen is a full time professional artist creating drawings, paintings and portraits from her art studio. In addition to caricaturing, Eileen works as a freelance artist for Hallmark Cards, Inc. She has a proven reputation for capturing those subtle nuances that make each subject unique. Described as “A pro of the pros” her satisfied clients state that “She’s all the entertainment you would want!” Eileen holds a degree in Public Relations and Art and is an active member in area art associations and competitive art leagues.

JAVIER – Caricature Artist

JAVIER – Caricature Artist KansasHello. My name is Javier. I was trained way back in 1992 by some of the best in the genre at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio where I grew up. I am a member of the International Society of Caricature Artists which is dedicated to the art and promotion of caricature. Over the years I have drawn well over 25,000 caricatures in many exciting amusement parks and events. Today you can find me drawing caricatures at fairs, festivals, receptions, birthday parties, conventions, company picnics, after-proms and special events. Book me through CCE today.

SCOTT – Caricature Artist

SCOTT – Caricature Artist KansasHi, I’m Scott. And if you’ve ever had an overwhelming desire to see your friends, coworkers or even yourself with a hilarious, maybe even ridiculous twist on reality, I’m your guy. I learned the art of caricature by spending a couple of summers at Worlds of Fun about ten years ago. Ever since then, I’ve been fine tuning my trade all over Kansas City at corporate events, birthday parties, proms, graduations, Royals games and more. Hire me and we’ll make sure everybody leaves your party with a smile.

BEEJAY – Caricature Artist

BEEJAY – Kansas City Caricature ArtistHello, I’m BeeJay and I have been drawing caricatures for events and gifts for 15 years through several event companies around the US and more than 10 years on the pavement at Kansas City’s Worlds of Fun amusement park. I am a member of the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) where artists of all levels and techniques come together through the art of caricature. I’ve competed in the 2007 minicon and the 2007, 2009-2011 ISCA caricature conventions having won awards for speed and 3D technique multiple times. I have also competed at the 2008-2011 Cripple con competitions having won awards for humor and theme pieces multiple times. I’m more than happy to be of service and make your event memorable!

TRAVIS – Caricature Artist

KC Caricature Artist Travis ReuterTravis has been serving the masses with his craft for over a decade now.  His knack for drawing caricatures began at the early age of 14 when he took a job at Worlds of Fun.  Since then, he has drawn at numerous theme parks around the nation including Kings Dominion in Richmond, VA, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Six Flags in Fiesta, TX, and Graceland in Memphis, TN.  He enjoys his job immensely and strives for bigger and better reactions each time he presents his caricatures.  Travis currently resides in Kansas City where he enjoys providing a polished sketch to clients throughout the Midwest.  He is truly devoted to creating a humorous and fun environment that will keep guests talking for day.

JO – Face Painting

JO – Face Painting in KCHi, my name is Jo. Becoming a face painter took me by surprise. I was helping a friend out, volunteering with the Dream Factory, the line was long and the face painters need help, so I was asked to grab a brush and start painting. I did and fell in love with it! The imaginations of the kids’ design ideas, and the looks on their faces when they are transformed to that image, is the most heart-warming gift for an artist. That was 7 years ago! I have had the honor of working at some of the best festivals in the area, including Jiggle Jam, the Kansas City Irish Fest, and Oktoberfest-Lee’s Summit. I perform at birthdays, quinceaneras, school carnivals, after proms, sporting events and volunteer my talents with several organizations, my favorite event being Relay for Life-MU.

DANETTE – Face Painting DANETTE - Kansas City Face Painting

Hello!  My name is Danette.  I love face painting.  When I watched my first face painter, I just knew that’s what I wanted to do.  I threw myself into learning as much as I could, took classes online, went to workshops and worked with many of our local talented artists to become the best painter I can be.  This has been such a wonderful, creative and special journey for me.  Painting, children, glitter, smiles, jewels…What’s not to love!

SANTA KEVIN – Real Beard Santa

SANTA KEVIN – Real Beard Santa in Kansas CityFirst of all, I am a Real Beard Santa. No String Attached! I am authentic from my Twinkling Blue eyes to my Black Leather boots. My suits are made of Premium Velvet and are handsewn by my own personal seamstress. I am equally comfortable working with crowds of thousands as with home visits with your family. I have been Santa for large corporate events, retail store open houses, church events, parades, tree lightings and the list goes on and on. I am a Graduate of the International University of Santa Claus and a member of the Fraternal Order of Real Beard Santas. I have attended many seminars including: “Santa and the Deaf”, “Santa and Autism”, “In the Footsteps of Saint Nicholas”, as well as “Keeping Christ in Christmas”. In 2009, I began learning American Sign Language to further expand my Santa communication opportunities. It is my endeavor to bring the best Santa experience possible to your event or personal home visit.

KELLY – Balloon Artist

KELLY - Balloon Artist in Kansas CityTrained by some of the best balloon artists in the country, Kelly brings a fun “twist” to any party or event.  From her zany, friendly personality to her funky overalls, she’s not your typical balloon twister – she brings the FUN!  With her love of kids and laughter, Kelly entertains as much through her interaction with the guests as she does with her amazing balloon sculptures.

ERIC – Magician

ERIC – Magician in KansasWith a performing career that extends over fourteen years and a client list of major corporations, fine arts organizations, schools and libraries around the Midwest, Eric is one of the busiest magicians in the country. His slightly off-beat, comedic approach to magic keeps his audiences laughing and scratching their heads at the same time. Eric’s passion for magic started when he was 10 years old. He loves what he does and always has as much fun performing as the audience does watching his performance. “I laugh and have a great time with my volunteers and that always puts everyone at ease.” Eric focuses on delivering amazing magic in a funny, lighthearted style to create a truly memorable experience for his audience. He has built an outstanding reputation performing for all sizes and kinds of events, and he consistently delivers the funny, high quality, blow-your-mind magical entertainment that his fans have come to expect.

DENNIS – Clown, Magician, Storyteller, Balloon Sculpting, Comedian, Emcee

DENNIS – Kansas City Clown, Magician, Storyteller, Balloon Sculpting, Comedian, EmceeDennis has worked on and off-stage for most of his life. Clowning since 1991, he also performs professionally as an actor, magician, storyteller, balloon artist, improvisational comedian, emcee and instructor. Dennis has worked with community, educational, church, amusement park and professional theaters around the country and is a charter member of the Northland Clown Guild Alley 217 of Clowns of America International. “Being child-like allows you to appreciate the simple joys of life, enjoy!”

TERRY – Hypnotist, Comedy Wild West Show

TERRY – Hypnotist, Comedy Wild West Show in KansasTerry has entertained audiences across the USA and around the world since 1983. He has won awards like Harrah’s “Entertainer of the Year”, toured with country music duo Brooks and Dunn, and has performed as far away as England, Japan, Canada and Singapore. Because Terry is a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, you can be confident that his show is tastefully done and very professional, so get ready to laugh and be amazed as you or your friends become the “Stars of the Show!

DJ/KARAOKE SERVICESStars N Bars Karaoke Set-up

Our Mobile Entertainment Company began 2003. Since the beginning, it has grown based on its reputation in the community. We are recognized as one of the top Mobile Entertainment services in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Every event is a special event and deserves to be treated as if it is the only one that has ever taken place. Our philosophy when working with you is to offer our experience as a DJs/Entertainers, while assisting you in creating the most exciting event possible for your employees, friends or families.

VINCE – Juggling, Fire Eating, Torch Swinging, Stilt Walking, Unicycling, One and Two Handed Yo-Yo

VINCE - Juggling, Fire Eating, Torch Swinging, Stilt Walking, Unicycling, One and Two Handed Yo-Yo in Kansas CityVince is one of the Midwest’s premier stage and strolling performers.  Whether dazzling audiences with his world class juggling and fire eating show or bringing comedy to the crowds on stilts or his 5 foot unicycle, Vince will have your guests wheezing with laughter and clapping with delight.

REGGIE – Magician, Juggler, Balloon Art

REGGIE – Magician, Juggler, Balloon ArtReggie is an award winning children’s and family entertainer – magician, juggler, balloon artist, motivational speaker and host/emcee. He is considered one of the best in the Midwest performing over 300 shows a year. With a national tour and children’s TV show in sight, now is the time to book the Magic Man to take your party to the next level!

JAY AND LESLIE – Juggling, Mime, Magic

JAY AND LESLIE – Juggling, Mime, Magic KCJay and Leslie have been tickling funny bones for over 25 years. Their nifty blend of juggling, mime, magic and wacky humor is a hit with all ages. Jay and Leslie can enhance your event with stage shows, walk-around performances, and hands-on juggling workshops.

RICHARD – Juggling, Comedy, Unicyclist, Magician, Fire Eater

RICHARD – Juggling, Comedy, Unicyclist, Magician, Fire Eater KansasEver seen a grown man catch a bowling ball on his face while strapped in a straight jacket? Ever seen someone juggle fire underwater or eat a Twinkie while juggling machetes? Richard is not just another pretty face…He’s a comedy superstar! He has been performing and enhancing his show of high-flying fun since 1994. Whether the audience is young or old, large or small, guests are guaranteed to have a great time.

ROCKIN ROB – Children’s Music Shows

ROCKIN ROB – Children’s Music ShowsRockin Rob is a preschool music teacher by day, and “Kid Rocker”, well…by day!! This international award-winning vocalist from Kansas City, turned Children’s Entertainer, performs both regionally and nationally. Rockin Rob has been teaching and performing for audiences of 20 to 15,000 for over 15 years. Rockin Rob brings a traditional and original style of children’s music, mixing Folk, A Capella, Oldies, Blues, Freestyle, Doo Wop, Gospel, and Rock and Roll. Educating and interacting with children through the benefits of music, movement, storytelling and FUN is not only a passion, but a mission. The Rockin Rob Show is completely interactive AND educational, geared for 2-10 year olds; AND, is fun for all ages. Children will benefit from teamwork, interaction, exercise, self-expression, and so much more, while riding a musical roller coaster of educational songs and stories. Let’s ROCK!!

THE RECYCLE CYCLE – Comedy, Games & Activities, Audience Participation

THE RECYCLE CYCLE - Comedy, Games & Activities, Audience ParticipationWhen the Recycle Cycle stops to perform, the environment lights up with action, sound and excitement.  Kids and adults alike will be encouraged to participate in any number of the on-board ecological activities.  These games are broken up long enough for the Goofball Garbage Man to perform a show of juggling, balancing and stunts all using recovered trash and recycled humor.  The Recycle Cycle is created entirely of reclaimed or recycled parts put to the task of educating and entertaining.  It is a rolling lesson in the value of the environment and its resources delivered with fun and function.  Watch the eyes light up and smiles broaden as this oddball auto cuts a colorful path through any fair or festival.  Make saving the planet a lot more fun and bring the Recycle Cycle to your event today!

RANDY – Balloon Artist, Clown

As a child, I learned that I loved to entertain.  In the 6th grade, I was asked to be a clown in a talent show and my love for entertaining was born.  I Randyattended Mooseburger Clown School in August of 2006.  I learned a different way to walk and talk, and that is where I developed my passion for balloons.  In 2008, I attended Advanced Clowns Arts School in Virginia.  I have attended Branson Magic Conferences, and most recently attended FLOAT 2015 in St Louis.  Although I still love to make people smile, I have chosen the path of Balloon Twisting and Decoration.  My balloon talent has grown into something much bigger; the decoration of large spaces with 1000’s of balloons.  I am a certified balloon artist, a lifetime member of Clowns of America International, and a Qualatex Balloon Network member.

Marietta – Caricature Artist

Marietta has over 12 years of experience in creating art and memories for people just like you!  At just 15, she applied for a job as a marietta caricature artist at a local theme park. After seven years there and earning her BA in illustration summa cum laude, Marietta began freelancing party caricatures full time!  Her quick wit with a marker creates a completed caricatured face on 11×17″ card stock in just two and a half minutes.  Add in her two-toned hair, engaging smile and quirky personality, and you’ve got both entertainment and party favors perfect for any event!  Save Marietta from spending hours oogling her pets and book her through CC&E today!

CeCe – Caricature Artist, Face Painter

I started drawing caricatures 17 years ago in Charlotte NC.  I was working in an amusement park and I saw the artists doing what I wanted to do, so I asked them if they would show me how, and they did.  Now, I am the manager of the International Society of Caricature Artists! CeCe  I began face painting and henna art 10 years ago at Six Flags in San Antonio.  My passion is drawing and painting.  Nothing makes me feel more accomplished as an artists than when I get to share my art with others and it makes them smile. When my caricatures make guests laugh or when children who have had their faces painted get to pretend they are something else for the day, it is magical.

Jeff – Balloons, Fire, Juggling, Living Statue, Stilts

I have been doing family-friendly entertainment for over 17 years. I first learned to juggle when I was 12 years old. JeffIt was challenging to juggle household objects like walnuts, lemons and oranges — if I ever dropped an orange, I had to eat it too! At 26, on a trip to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, I saw a rich variety of street entertainers and was inspired to do more. When I got back to Kansas City I expanded my skills. I am mostly self-taught, gaining skills and expertise from mentors and other peer entertainers. I am a child at heart, and I enjoy getting to connect and interact with people of all ages. Through entertaining, if I can bring surprise, laughter, or memorable moments to children and adults…then that is my success.

Angela – Air Brush Tattoo Artist

I have been providing airbrush tattoo’s to Creative Carnivals & Events for five years. I was trained by the great staff at CC&E.  Angela 2I have loved every minute of working with our clients to provide fun, lasting entertainment. I love kids, plain and simple. I find joy in hearing their laughter, having conversations with them, and knowing they walk away happy. Watching kids run from the end of our equipment to get back in line always makes me smile. Working with children brings out the child in me!

 

Margie – Face Painter

I am thrilled to be one of Creative Carnivals & Events Face Artists.  Their professionalism is unsurpassed.  Most of my training ku 237 margie FAVORITEhas come from the Face Painters Guild and training gatherings with local painters, as well as talented products representatives.  I have 3 children and have volunteered at their schools as room mother and volunteered with the girl scouts as an Entertainment Assistant.  I have helped organized camp with up to 300 girls, as well as assisted with many boy scout parties.    I’ve developed a love for special needs children and have painted for several fundraisers and walks.   I just love children and being around them.  It reminds me of the fun I had at my first job at Worlds of Fun, where entertainment is the reason of the season.