The Magic Of Stevie J.

River Grove, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

A special occasion is just that SPECIAL, and too me, nothing is more special than your event. Stevie J. is better quality, better customer service and peace of mind. With 67 hires, 46 5-star reviews and voted 'Best of 2015 & 2016' on Thumbtack, I proudly let my performance speak for itself! Most people want to book weekend shows, which means my 45-60 minute show books quickly. You wouldn't wait until last minute to book airline tickets for a holiday, don't wait too long to book me or the date you need may be filled. Please read my reviews and contact me soon!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy the look on the faces of the children and the adults when they see what I do.

Location

River Grove, IL 60171

Years in business

39

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

71

Reviews

48 Reviews
  • Edyta W. May 25, 2017
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    OMG kids loved StivieJ. He is a very vibrant and energetic person that entertained not only the little ones but also parents! Thank you! I would recommend Steve to everyone without hesitation!
  • Lauren S. Apr 24, 2017
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    So so happy with his show! My kids loved it and even an older child who was attending the party was impressed with his magic. Very funny and highly personable- was there on time as promised! Would definitely recommend!!!
  • Vernita M. Dec 19, 2016
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    Amazing & funny
    He was amazing did a excellent job !!!!
  • Leanne N. Sep 29, 2016
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    Stevie was fantastic!
    Awesome!!!
  • Stefany H. Sep 8, 2016
    Magician
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    Victoria's first Magician show
    It was a great show for the kids!
    Steve J. Sep 8, 2016

    Hi Stefany, Thank you for the kind words, glad everyone enjoyed the show. Pictures look great! Magically, Stevie J

  • Alaa K. Aug 7, 2016
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  • Melissa G. May 2, 2016
    All our guests and the kids really enjoyed the show. Steve was on time, friendly, highly recommend.
  • LIZBETH M. May 1, 2016
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    I do not know where to start. Everything went really good from the time we met till he was done. Very nice, friendly, good vibe, cheerful. He had all of us( adults and kids all ages) paying attention the whole time. He even waited some time to start because we were waiting on people. If you want to laugh and have a great time, hire him! Worth every penny! My 6 year old daughter loved the show. Steve tried to have every kid envolded. Thank you Steve, you did great!
    Steve J. May 2, 2016

    I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves, I hope Venus had a GREAT day!! Magically. Steve

  • Mariola K. Dec 12, 2015
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    Kids had a great time.
  • Am S. Nov 9, 2015
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    Great!!
  • Jen S. Jun 14, 2015
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    Kept a large group of 4-7 year olds enthralled the entire performance. Highly recommend. Don't let the reasonable price fool you. No need to overpay. Stevie J puts on an excellent show.
  • Chris H. Jun 2, 2015
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  • Kandi D. May 24, 2015
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    He did an awesome job at my daughter's 10th bday party. He was extremely entertaining and included all the kids... I would recommend him to anyone!! The kids talked about it all evening. He even gave my daughter a magic trick to keep!! Best party we ever had thanks to Steve!!!
  • Eric S. May 4, 2015
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  • Janeshia H. May 1, 2015
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    Steve was awesome! Kept the children and adults engaged and entertained! He was so inviting and has a very warm personality! We will certainly book another event with Steve again!
  • Leticia B. Mar 30, 2015
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  • Vishakha M. Mar 25, 2015
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    Steve was great with the kids and entertaining! He came on time as promised and did not disappoint. We really enjoyed the magic show!!! Will definitely recommend to friends.
  • Lorie B. Mar 8, 2015
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    Steve was very professional, great with my guests young and old. His show was awesome. I will be using his services again.
  • Jacqueline H. Mar 8, 2015
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  • Agnieszka L. Mar 4, 2015
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  • Bobbie R. Mar 2, 2015
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    He was great and reasonably priced! We had 20 kids ranging from 2 to 10 and he kept them all captivated. My son loves this birthday surprise and I would recommend Steve to anyone!
  • Allison N. Feb 9, 2015
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    Steve performed for our daughter's 8th birthday party. He was fun, funny, and kept the girls' attention throughout the entire show. His magic was impressive, he was prompt and curteous, and he's an overall great guy. We'd highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Amitav P. Feb 9, 2015
    Steve was great and kept the audience quite engaged. Was very flexible on time and kids loved him.
  • Sue D. Feb 5, 2015
    We contacted Steve only two weeks before our two year old sons birthday party. Although we were late in contacting Steve, he agreed to go out of his way and perform a second show on the date we had in mind. Steve was very easy to work with! Steve arrived early to the party and was all set up and ready to perform in less than 15 minutes. We had approximately 20 kids at the party ranging in age from 2 to 13, and Steve kept them all occupied and in awe of his magic skills. Steve even had the adults at the party intrigued and glued to his performance. We highly recommend Steve and his magic show to anyone searching for a magician. We received many compliments about Steves performance and plan on hiring Steve in the future. Thank you, Steve, for a party our kids will remember forever!
  • Toni C. Feb 3, 2015
    We had a fantastic time during Steve's magic show. It wasn't only magical it was entertaining! The children in our Early Care and Education Program in Elmwood Park absolutely loved every minute of his show; all 45 minutes!
  • Jr A. Jan 13, 2015
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    Steve did an amazing job and keeping the kids as well as adults engaged and entertained! Highly recommend! Great attitude and personality!
  • William S. Nov 8, 2014
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  • Lukasz K. Oct 13, 2014
    Steve was simply fantastic! He was engaging with kids very well, was very funny and entertaining. His show, which was over an hour long, is suitable for young audience and adults as well. Steve arrived early to set up and the show started right on time. He performs good quality magic tricks so you won't be dissapointed! His presence will be a great addition to your party!
  • Mary Ann P. Oct 13, 2014
    I have had two (2) events that I have hosted were Steve has performed. Both times the kids just loved him as well as the adult guests. He is a great performer and definitely puts his all into his show. He engages the kids and that's priceless!! I highly recommend him!!
  • Claudia O. Sep 7, 2014
    Kids had such a wonderful time watching The Magic of Steve. We will definitely use him again at out next kids party. Thanks Steve!
  • Jenny K. Aug 28, 2014
    Steve's performance for my daughter's 3rd birthday was great! Steve arrived on time and was very pleasant. All the kids ages 3-11enjoyed the show. The kids really had a great time participating! Definitely will invite him to perform at future parties!
  • Hilda G. Aug 14, 2014
    Had Steve for my son's 4th birthday, he was great, kids were entertained and laughed the whole time. GREAT SHOW!
  • Annie L. Aug 11, 2014
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    Steve did a great job for my daughter's 5th birthday. His magic tricks are great and classic, and besides that, he is also good at interact with kids of all ages. He came earlier to set up things and doesn't mind to wait when other families were late. Very professional and exceeds my expectation, I will recommend him to all my friends.
  • Frances G. Aug 8, 2014
    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! THe kids adore him and he is so much fun and full of life. SO amazing how he donated his time to an awesome charity event like Clinching the Cure for St Jude. We love you Steve and hope you come back next year!!!
  • Kasia K. Aug 3, 2014
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  • Christi J. Jul 12, 2014
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  • Prasanth N. Jun 20, 2014
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    Super!!! The show was hilarious.He really likes to pick on the crowd in a lighthearted way and gets them involved in the show. I recommend this show if you wanna have a good time! Thanks,
  • Tracy H. Jun 1, 2014
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    Magician Steve performed an engaging magic show for my son's 6th birthday. He maintained the interest of each child and parents too. I would highly recommend Magician Steve for your event. He is timely, prepared, and a true professional!
  • Margaret P. May 11, 2014
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    Steve performed at my daughters elementary school and he was amazing!
  • Heather K. Mar 13, 2014
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    Steve was a hit at my son's birthday party! The kids have been talking about his show for days. We would definitely recommend him for any event!
    Steve J. Apr 14, 2014

    It was great being able to perform at the party, thanks to Heather for having me I look forward to seeing them again!!

  • Jacqueline S. Dec 17, 2013
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    Steve was very professional and the kids had a great time. Steve had great communication with me prior to the party.
    Steve J. Dec 17, 2013

    Jacqueline was an excellent host, the party was scheduled for 7pm, many of the guests were not there yet & she kept apologizing & telling me I could go ahead & start, but wanted to wait until more kids showed up, so we all just conversed for awhile. Thanks for having me at the party!!

  • Lucy L. Sep 10, 2013
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    He was awesome!! The kids and parents were entertained! He was professional, very punctual and very friendly.. I can't wait to use his services again. My daughter the birthday girl said he was the highlight of her party...
  • Sanjay T. May 24, 2013
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    Steve was charasmatic and very entertaining. The children loved him and I would recommend him to anyone looking to add a real wow factor for their party
  • Heather P. Mar 17, 2013
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    Stevie J was a lot of fun and our son's friends, ranging in age from about 4-8, really enjoyed the show (as did the parents!). Steve was very nice, reasonably priced and communicated really well prior to event.
  • Nancy A. Feb 20, 2013
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  • Evelyn M. Feb 18, 2013
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  • Yu D. Sep 30, 2012
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    Stevie's show was really great, all the kids loved the tricks, the balloon animals, and the gifts.
  • Bianca L. Aug 19, 2012
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    Everyone enjoyed the show. Even the adults were engaged. Great tricks and the kids loved the magic trick gifts he gave them. Thank you Steve.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always on the lookout for new tricks to do & new ways to entertain the kids. I am always trying to add something new.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided to start doing magic when I was 11 or 12, I would see magicians on TV and thought what they did was really cool. Then I received a Marshall Brodien Magic Kit for Christmas & well, the rest is history.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Many of the jobs I book are for birthday parties. Although I am available to perform for almost any function such as Libraries, Festivals, Blue & Gold Dinners, anywhere there is an audience I will show up.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The Village of River Grove had me perform at their Village wide family picnic for the 2nd year in a row this summer..