"Entertaining & Engaging"- Jen A. (Mercy Hospital)
"Polished & Professional"- Emily F. (Marriott International)
"Kids & Adults alike enjoyed the show. He is highly recommended for any venue!"- Rick Dale (James River Church)
Josh Farley designed his show unlike anything you've seen on TV, YouTube, or the Vegas Strip.
~Get to know award-winning, close-up magician, illusionist, and comedic mind-reader- Josh Farley. An interactive show that goes beyond magic~
High School/College Events
Fundraisers/Not-For-Profit (inquire for discounts)
Local Private Events
I selected Joshua without having met him so I was a little nervous. He mingled with the guests of a client event I was hosting for our top customers. It added a fun element to the party and kept things light and fun. The attendees loved his personality and his skill. I would HIGHLY recommend him for a large or small event! He was very polished in professional in his attire and interactions.
We hosted an awards banquet for college student-athletes and Josh was our closing entertainer. We gave Josh two specific but unusual parameters, giving him much less time than he is used to and limiting him on what he could do on stage because of that time-frame (no big illusions).
While most older adults were used to the traditional tricks, this event was geared towards college-aged students – and they seemed to love it. He kept them laughing, engaged, and when his time was up, the students were disappointed – they wanted to see more.
Josh did a great job! The crowd was very engaged and his energy kept everyone's attention. Josh's ability to intertwine one of his magic tricks with a message of love and peace was AWESOME and well received by our audience. Josh was very professional and kept his show within our timeline. Josh was also able to interact with the crowd after his show and was amazing with our staff and guests. I would highly recommend Josh. He did an excellent job.
I booked Josh for walk around magic at our exhibit hall opening for our annual conference. Being new to GigSalad, I additionally researched him online. His online media materials seemed professionally made, but I was reluctant at first because those seemed dated. If you're in the same place I was prior to booking Josh and possibly feeling reluctant...THERE'S NO NEED TO FEEL THAT WAY!! Book him today!! I had a bird's eye view of our exhibit floor. I looked for him several times during the opening and had no problem finding him at any given time; he was where the circle of attendees were. Being the event organizer, I didn't have an opportunity to spectate first-hand during the event. At the close of the event, he accommodated with a handful of tricks for myself and some wandering vendors. Words that I would use to describe Josh: professional, courteous...AWESOME!! He knows his craft and was a joy to work with. I would book him again with no questions and highly recommend him to anyone needing a close-up walk-around magician.
I would absolutely recommend Josh for your event. He is fantastic!
His banter and interaction with the crowd is fun. His illusions will leave you in awe. His performance will bring out the child in you again, and by the end of the night, you may just find yourself believing in magic once again.
We booked Josh Farley and his Conspiracy Show for our church family night and everyone loved it.
Josh was awesome to work with! He was quick to return communication and worked hard to provide what we were looking for. He even reformatted his media to fit the dimensions of our projection.
The show was very engaging and entertaining! The finale will leave you scratching your head for a while afterwards trying to figure out how he did that!
Josh does a great job connecting with the audience and enlisting their participation. Young and old we’re entertained. Definitely worth it!
We hired Josh to walk around and do close-up magic for/with the guests at our wedding reception. He was super nice and responsive if I had a question before the wedding date, which took a lot of stress off of my end. Our wedding guests loved his tricks and I really think it was something that will not be forgotten! Josh even found me and the groom at one point and asked us if he could show us the tricks that we had missed. We really liked that part a lot because we got to relax and enjoy our time right at the end of our reception.
Josh provided entertaining illusions and did a great job interacting with the crowd - even on a very hot day.
When choosing entertainment for our Annual Dinner we look for someone who will engage the audience. Encouraging participation keeps the pace of the show going and keeps the attention of the audience. This can be difficult after the audience has had a filling meal! Josh nailed it! If you have seen his show you know that I mean that literally. Josh is a wonderful entertainer that was well received by our community.
Josh helped make our work Christmas Party extra special. He started with up-close magic and did a great job mingling with all of the attendees. His stage show was entertaining and engaging. I received tons of positive feedback from the staff who loved his show. I would highly recommend Josh.
Josh provided the entertainment for our annual Christmas Party. He walked through the crowd during happy hour and entertained everyone with all kinds of tricks. He was both entertaining and amusing. Several people commented on the "penetration" trick he performed when he took the stage to perform for the entire crowd. They were terrified - mesmerized - amused - and entertained! THANKS, JOSH! You were AMAZING!
Josh was fantastic. Very entertaining and very good. He mingled well with my guests and they were fascinated with his magic and mind reading. I would highly recommand him to anyone. Will definitely hire him again.
Very fun and easy to work with!
We hired Josh to mingle with guests at an outdoor event we were hosting for about 300 people. He did a fantastic job of interacting with all our guests and everyone was amazed by his tricks. He was an absolute professional throughout the entire process, from meeting with us before to learn more about the event to handling the extreme humidity we experienced at our outdoor event. Would highly recommend!
Love this guy's heart & his passion for his craft. We booked him for our annual harvest festival & I'm glad we did. He and his crew showed up on time & was courteous & professional. He was also willing to flex so as to fit what it was we were looking for; personable guy/good magician, a winning combo :)
What to Expect
~a magic, mind-reading, & illusion show that's captivating, HIGHLY interactive, and entertaining~
Josh Farley is passionate, unique, and captivating. He's spent countless hours learning the art of magic- card tricks and slieght-of-hand to mind-reading and grand illusions. Over the years, his mentors include grand Illusionists, comedic magicians, film makers, a christian magician/comedian, and yes, even a birthday party magician. His focus shifted over the years as his mentors influenced the way he looks at theater, the art of magic, and mind-reading.
His current show is a beautiful amalgamation of world-class slight-of-hand, comedy, and mentalism, all tied together with an inspirational message that he illustrates with one of his favorite magic tricks.
You do not want to miss this.
The One Man Show- Magic & Mind Reading Experience
Close-Up / Strolling Magic
GRAND ILLUSION- The Full Theatrical Experience
(Josh + Director + Assistant + Stage Technician)
Mystery. Magic. Entertainment.
Remember those classic illusionists? All the music, the dance, the lights, sounds, and jokes? The ladies getting sawed in two; people vanishing and instantly switching places? The quirky vaudevillian mind-reading segment? Remember?
~this is that show~
Josh was first introduced to grand illusion before LED displays, projection screens, and cameras made it possible to do close-up on a grand scale. When Josh first started performing, he spent all of his time obsessing over illusions like sawing a lady in half, Houdini's metamorphosis trunk, and a number of other exciting/big illusions. With the shift in technology, Josh has spent the passed few years focused on mind-reading/mentalism, and how our minds operate.
Josh's Illusion Show has been featured in Magic Magazine, at Wyndham Resorts, and multiple theaters in Branson, MO. Josh Farley is sure to captivate your guests with this fast-paced, illusion-filled show!
Josh Farley travels with his beautiful assistant, tour director, and stage technician. If not available at the venue, Josh will bring a projector, portable screen, and HD camera for high-definition media, a live close-up camera, and special effects throughout the show.
ONE MAN SHOW- an evening of mind reading & magic
(Josh + Director = Projector, HD media, & Live Video)
Engaging. Impossible. Inspiring.
Who is Josh Farley? Delve into the mind of magician, mind-reader, and illusionist Josh Farley. The show begins at the very moment your guests walk in or sit at their tables.
~it's like a first date with more comedy & clearer expectations~
Everyone participates by filling out a card that asks some basic information. Josh begins the show by sharing his captivating slight-of-hand and classic illusions that first inspired him. He quickly moves the show along into impossible feats of mind-reading and even causes someone to lose the ability to read! Josh wraps it all up by magically revealing what different guests wrote on their cards and then shares an inspiring message that he illustrates with one of his favorite illusions. The presence is simple- you get to know Josh; Josh gets to know you.
**Josh also offers a scaled down version of this show without all of the production for smaller venues
CLOSE-UP / STROLLING MAGIC- most intimate exchange of magic
(Josh + Cards = Amazing & Entertaining)
Josh is a purest. Everything he performs involves mastery of slight-of-hand and a standard deck of playing cards. Josh will come to your event by himself, mingle with your guests, and perform miracles from one group to another. Close-Up is booked at an hourly rate but can be added onto stage show
*Dates are limited.
**Discounts offered for non-for-profits and church groups.
***Rates vary for length of show & services booked. Performer expects travel expenses & 50% deposit at booking.
“Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to fool you and he does.”- Karl Germain
Growing up, my dad was the Senior Vice president of a fortune 500 company and coordinated many events for huge ministries across the nation. We actually became interested in magic together when we saw our very first Grand Illusionist. I was only 12 at the time...
Being homeschooled at the time, it was easy to devote all of my attention to learning the art of magic. I quickly surpassed my dad's skill level but when we moved to Branson, MO everything became real very quickly. Fresh out of retirement, my dad partnered with a local woodshed and they began designing and building illusions- both for myself and other clients around the world.
I still remember walking out on stage at 14 years old with this massive sawing a lady in half illusion for my first high school talent show. I was both scared to death and filled with this indescribable excitement that I'd imagine only adrenaline junkies would truly understand.
I spent my entire high-school career focused on the stage and, by graduation, was even invited to perform for the International Brotherhood of Magicians' yearly convention. This was my dream ever since my very first "magic meeting" 7 years prior and it changed my entire perspective on the art of magic! All of a sudden I was surrounded by the whole world's BEST sleight-of-hand artists and illusionists.
Somehow I felt both totally out of my league and exactly where I belonged. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was that trip, but something in me. I was finally able to see that my DREAM of becoming a professional illusionist was actually quite obtainable.
Since then, I've directed two magic shows, produced a close-up show for the Grand Illusionist that first got me started in magic, my dad and I have built our own production company, I've consulted for many artists that are just trying to make their dreams a reality, all on top of performing my magic all around the country for some of the largest companies in the world.
You see, my goal has never been to deceive anyone, it's just about inspiring others to believe in what might seem impossible by creating that sense of wonder and awe that first got me interested in magic. Magic isn't about deception, it's about inspiring hope.
I'm Josh Farley, and I am a magician, illusionist, and mind-reader.
Additional Booking Notes
Grand Illusion Show requirements-
XLR inputs for Wireless Microphone, music inputs, space for projection system or access to projection system onsite.
12'x20' minimum staging area
Solo Stage show-
XLR inputs for Wireless Microphone, music inputs, space for projection system or access to projection system onsite (not required for events without production)
8'x12' minimum staging area
Past Booked Events
|February 28, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|February 23, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 19, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Religious Celebration|
|October 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 13, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Festival|
|August 26, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 20, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Graduation|
|March 04, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Corporate Event|
|December 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|December 09, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 03, 2015||Corporate Event|
|October 03, 2015||Reunion|
|May 16, 2015||Corporate Event|
|February 07, 2015||Awards Night|
|October 31, 2014||Other|
|November 30, -0001||Birthday Party|
Beautiful Custom-made Hardwood Grand Illusions
Mentalism, Mind-Reading, and Hypnosis Effects
Visually Stunning Stage Illusions
|Drew Bowers||Stage Manager|
|Nolan Schmidt||Wordsmith/Audio Technician|
Influences & Inspiration
David Copperfield, David Blaine, Doug Henning, Kirby VanBurch, Jim Monroe, and Zak Mirzadeh
Wireless Headset (Theatrical Experience)