Knotty Bits

Why book Knotty Bits?

Knotty Bits, LLC presents variety entertainment, circus, and sideshow world renowned acts. Whether you’re looking to serve a crowd of thousands or boast a smaller, more exclusive guest list, we tailor our acts to your needs providing personal customer service. We have 30 years of professional experience, our expertise in event industry goes to work for YOU. Your guests will leave smiling and astounded.
***Full length shows, individual acts or roaming atmospheric entertainment.From comedy to elegant artistry***
Some Past Clients Include: AMC, MTV, Food Network, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Quicken Loans, Soaring Eagle Casino, HuntingtonBank, The Central Canada Exhibition Assc




Something New

Knotty Bits provided just the right amount of sideshow atmosphere to our recent event. They provided us with two shows that offered different aspects each time. They worked the crows and provided light humor that was appropriate around young children. We definetaly want to bring them back for a more adult show next time!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Amy
Organization: The Mylestone Project
Event: Festival in Battle Creek, MI
Event Date: May 18, 2012
Hired As: Sideshow, Contortionist, Fire Eater

Wonderful Addition to Naper Settlement's Village of Fear!

I was thrilled when Knotty Bits agreed to come back to Naper Settlement's All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear event this October! There stunt show was a great addition to our Spook-Tacular stage! Many of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance. Between the walking on glass and fire breathing, many of guests couldn't take their eyes off the performances! Thank you sharing your show with us!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Lauren V.
Organization: Naper Settlement
Event: Halloween Party in Naperville, IL
Event Date: Oct 21, 2011
Hired As: Sideshow, Fire Eater

Truly Awesome Sideshow Act!!!!!

I have had the privilege of seeing the Knotty Bits sideshow at several Renaissance Faires in the state of Michigan. They have a very unique show that is family friendly. In fact the kids enjoyed it as much, if not more than I did! If you ever get the chance to see them you need to grab it with both hands!!!

Reviewer: Theresa V.
Event: Fair in Zeeland, MI
Event Date: May 28, 2011

Review by Ronda B.

We booked the Stilt Walker and Jester for our Annual Employee Appreciation Event - Mardi Gras Theme. They were on time, pleasant to speak with and both did an outstanding job entertaining folks during the event. I should also mention that their costumes were awesome! Dealing with Knotty Bits to arrange their performance at the last minute was also great! Knotty Bits bent over backwards to add the Stilt Walker at the last minute. Awesome experience and would definitely use them again.

Reviewer: Ronda B.
Event: Corporate Event in Flint, MI
Event Date: Apr 12, 2011

Review by Lori V.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Lori V.
Organization: Community Shores Bank
Event: Private Party in Muskegon, MI
Event Date: Aug 27, 2010
Hired As: Balloon Twister

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 600 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: 5,000,000 - Upon request we will provide a certificate of additional insured. Please provide a fax and/or email to send the certificate to as well as names of additional insured. Our policy covers all acts including fire and aerial acts. We work with venue facilities and local fire marshals to ensure our acts are compliant with company policies and local ordinance.
  • Languages: English


Audiences should expect to have a good time!

Additional Booking Notes

Minimum requirements vary from act to act. Please inquire for our technical rider. If you know your space specs let us know and we can work with you to find the right act for the space. We can work with your sound system or bring our own.
Aerial acts can work with your trusses or supports or we can bring our free standing rig that can be adjusted from 25 feet to 14 feet.

Knotty Bits

Knotty Bits, LLC performers travel nationally and internationally to bring top notch entertainment where ever you are. Our shows and acts provide all the necessary equipment, costuming and insurance. We carry 5M liability policy and can provide you or your venue with a Certificate of Named Additional Insured.

We have an impeccable reputation for our safety and work closely with your local fire marshal and venue owner to ensure compliance and safety of your guests. Our fire performers are members of the North American Fire Arts Association (NAFAA) and have extensive training in fire safety, fire management and first aid. Our professional riggers handle set-up and we provide all rigging and equipment

Our shows and acts are customized to fit your needs. They are adjusted to be appropriate for audiences of any size, age or theme. Book an individual act or a full stage show. We can adjust to fit your time frames from as little as 5 minutes up to an hour. Custom costuming and themed music available.

We are happy to provide you with additional press materials upon request - an overview of our acts, recent media coverage and references from recent clients and fans, as well as a list of industry-related appearances.

Some Past Clients Include:
AMC, MTV, Food Network, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Make A Wish, Quicken Loans, Soaring Eagle Casino, Flat Top Grill, Huntington Bank, Spectrum Health, The National Cattle Congress, The Central Canada Exhibition Association, Elkhart Indiana 4h fair

The team providing the talent:

Gwyd the Unusual

Principal Performer

Sylver Fyre

Principal Performer

Set List

Our shows and acts are customized to fit YOUR needs. They are adjusted to be appropriate for audiences of any size, age or theme. Book an individual act or a full stage show!

The Stage Show:
The Knotty Bits Sideshow stage show is adaptable to your time frame. Typically in one show you might see:
• Aerial Acrobatic Artistry
• Fire Eating
• Glasswalking
• The Human Blockhead and Pain Proof Stunts
• Target Bullwhip
• Bed Of Nails or Bed of Machetes
• Human Cutting Board
• Precision Blade Handling
• Snake Charming
• Martini Glass Balancing
• The Box of Extreme Discomfort
• COMEDY and audience participation!

Individual Acts:
Don't need an entire stage show but are looking for something to accent your event? Try our menu of roaming or atmospheric entertainment!

• Flying aerialist dancers
• Fire performers
• Flag/Ribbon poi spinners
• Balloon twisters
• Stilt walkers
• Jugglers
• Contortionists
• Belly dancers
• Snake charmers
• Hula hoopers
• Con men and swindlers
• Escape artists
• Thing in a box (Strange wonder of the world)
• Close up magicians
• Fortune tellers, Tarot and Palmistry (gypsy and 1920's style)
• Live speed spray paint artist / Space painting
• Caricaturists
• Professor Unusual and Tulip (puppet)
• Giant puppets
• Roller skating car hops (1950’s)
• Holiday Themes available
• Ninja characters
• Court jester or Mardi gras jester
• Renaissance and Pirate themes
• Special Promotional Stunts that can help bring media attention to your company or marketing event!

Looking for something not listed? Contact us and if we cannot provide what you are looking for we will help you find someone who can!

Aerial Bartenders or Champagne Chandeliers:
Knotty Bits, LLC is Michigan’s Premier Champagne Chandeliers

Like seen on David Tutera's My Fair Wedding, Aerial bartenders are a popular new trend in event planning and weddings.
Aerial Bartenders or ‘Champagne Chandeliers’ are a unique and stunning entertainment concept for any event! This act consists of 15 - 20 minute performances in which the performer is suspended above your guests. Perfect for the cocktail hour or welcoming guests, she pours flutes of champagne to the crowd below while dancing in the air. Performers can accommodate any beverage from champagne to non-alcoholic choices.

Our aerial bartenders can adapt big to smaller venues and are extremely flexible. We have multiple aerial apparatus choices and can coordinate colors and costumes with your event’s theme.

This act has rigging requirements that a representative will be happy to discuss with you and your venue or wedding coordinator. Free-standing rigs are also available and ideal for outdoor events or large venues with no rigging facilities.

Having a themed event and would like some roaming or atmospheric performers at your event or pre wedding event? Pick from our full menu of specialty entertainers!

Make your event memorable and magical!
Whether you’re preparing for a corporate event, festival, fundraiser, private party, wedding, convention, concert, or promotional event, we will provide truly unusual entertainment, something your guests have never seen before, that will ensure your party is the event of the year.

Setup Requirements

Please inquire for our technical rider.