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Jon Anderson,Taylor Hughes and Shawn Preston Head Steamboat Magic Fest

Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a wonderful and beautiful place in and of itself but every year, it becomes more than that.  It becomes magical.

This is the fifth year of the Steamboat is Magic! Festival and by our calculation that makes it the Fifth Anniversary of the Fest.  The town and folks with in range of the paradise that is Steamboat are encouraged to visit the Chief Theater on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14.  Again, by our calculations, that this this weekend.

“This is one of my favorite events each year,” said Scott Parker, executive director of the Chief Theater.

The theater has hosted magic since 1938 when Marquis, then a “world-renowned magician” entertained the town.

Inside Magic Favorite Jon Armstrong (and fellow Orlando resident) has brought his magic to 40 countries and is a favorite at the Magic Castle here in Hollywood, California (near Los Angeles, under the big “Hollywood” sign).

Here are the details:

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 — Jon Armstrong; 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 — Magic Workshop; 6 p.m. — Family Show with Taylor Hughes; 8 p.m. — Shawn Preston, Closing Gala

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Cost: Individual tickets $15 for adults, $10 for children; Magic Pass for access to all four shows and workshop $60 for adults, $40 for children

“The festival in Steamboat is always awesome,” Armstrong said. “I’m so happy to return for another year.”

The festival has been very popular in past years,” he said. “This year, we’re doing cards, mind reading, magic with regular objects, magical story telling and disappearing acts.”

Read the entire article here and be sure to attend if you can.  It will be magical.