"Fair & Festival Entertainment At Its Best"
Of The Nice Things People Have Said
Clay County Fair - Jeremy Parsons, Fair Manager
"A guy playing spoons? How can THAT draw a crowd? I will admit I was a little unsure... until I saw the huge crowd at each and every performance of the Spoon Man. When you take spoons...and then add comedy, a true musical talent, crowd participation, and a great positive message, you have a blue-ribbon winner that any fair would want to have."
North Carolina State Fair - Sandra Brannen, Entertainment Coordinator
"The Spoon Man did a fantastic job entertaining our crowds, and was very easy to work with. We enjoyed having him at the North Carolina State Fair!!"
Ohio State Fair -
Brett D. Chance, Entertainment Director
"Last year I was fortunate to hear
about the Spoon Man, and booked him
for the first time at our Fair. I am always looking for new,
diverse acts and
couldn't have been more pleased.
Trust me, this is
more than simply a man playing the spoons.
Jim has a very unique
act which is high energy and incorporates
participation. Needless to say, he was a very
popular part of our on-grounds entertainment.
I am pleased to say that he will be returning
to the Ohio State Fair. If you are considering booking
the Spoon Man and would like to discuss
him further with me, please feel free to contact me at (614-644-4126)."
DuQuoin State Fair - Sammye Fark, DuQuoin
State Fair Manager
"Jim's show was presented in the fair's free entertainment
area and was very well attended and
enthusiastically received by a large
audience of all ages. Patrons responded that they found the
show exciting, full of high energy,
and very entertaining. The staff that had the opportunity to work with
'The Spoon Man' reported that Jim was very cooperative
and professional in the presentation
of his show at the fair. He worked to meet the
needs presented to him by the fair staff. If you have further
questions, please feel free to call the DuQuoin State Fair office at (618-542-1515)."
County Fair - Scott Dow, Manager
"On behalf of our Fair, I would like
to extend our appreciation for your participation at the 150th Hillsdale
County Fair. Your program was an excellent addition to the Celebration.
I appreciated your willingness to entertain and will recommend you to
State Fair - Brenda Brooks, Director of Entertainment
"I would like
to express our appreciation for the role you played in making the Fair
entertainment line-up a big
success. Your spooning was enjoyed
by fair patrons of all ages.
We found the show to be especially successful
as a roving act, which allowed fair-goers to interact.
Thank you again, for your cooperation
and effort that made the
event run smoothly."
National Cattle Congress - Joanne
"The Spoon Man was a big
hit with fair-goers both young and old at this year's Exposition. He drew a lot of media attention with his strolling on the grounds. The kids involved in the
Program Discovery stage shows loved him.
We wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone! I am sure we will be contacting him again."
Salmon-A-Rama-Robert W. Garrity,
"Jim, I was hoping for something a little different and
your act certainly filled the bill. It was interesting to watch the people as
they first saw you and the way you always
attracted a crowd. Your strolling seemed to work very well. I am sure we will be seeing you next
The State Journal - Register Newspaper
- Springfield IL
"The Spoon Man performed all day Monday
at the Illinois State Fair, where he was mobbed by
Children begging him to tap his mother's silverware on their
Illinois State Fair - Terri
Metz, Talent Coordinator
"Jim, It was great
working with you for 2 years in
a row, as one of our strolling
acts. Your brand of entertainment was unique
& enjoyable for both the
young & the old. I'm sure you will be hearing from us again in the near future."
Missouri Ozark Empire Fair - Marla
"The Spoon Man was very well received. When we book our strolling acts we are looking for
professionals - performers that will put in the hours necessary
to entertain as many fair-goers as possible. Most importantly, have a great time while they are doing it! The Spoon Man can deliver that type of
Minnesota State Fair - Brian Smith,
"Jim, thank you for being a part of our record breaking year at the fair. We were
very pleased and will be contacting you again in the future."
Norfolk Festevents - Susan T. Desilets, Programming
"Jim, thank you so much for your participation in the Bayou Boogaloo Festival. We
were happy that you contributed to its success this year. We
look forward to working with you again on another event."
Decatur Celebration - Fred Puglia
"Jim, super job. Your stage
& strolling entertainment
was fantastic. This was the second time you've entertained at the Decatur Celebration. I'm sure you will be
hearing from us again."
Mid-South Fair - Linda P. Taylor, Entertainment Manager
"Jim, I'm so glad we hooked up with you for the Mid-South Fair. Our audiences were delighted and surprised whenever they came upon you strolling the grounds. You were a particular hit at the social luncheons,
where you had some of our more 'dignified'
dignitaries on stage
performing in your 'spoon concerts'. Not only are you a delightful entertainer, but you are flexible, which, in this business is a necessity. I wish you
a successful year and hope to have you back
again in the future."
The Puyallup Fair - Candace Blancher, CFE Assistant Manager
"Jim, I'd like to take the opportunity to extend our sincere thanks for your contributions and good deeds helping make this another great Fair. On behalf of the 1/265,171 fair guests we'd like to let you
know you were
Country Singer - Charlie Pride
"Nice job, Spoon Man"
Country Singer - Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers
"Spoon Man, you are great, God Bless"