Family Night at Merritt Square

Merritt Square Mall is hosting a Family Night and YOU are invited! That’s right – you! It’s going to be so much fun, you really don’t want to miss it. So, I’ll tell you the details.

The Family Night is being held on June 7th from 7:30-8:30pm.  Like I said, it will be at the Merritt Island Mall and everyone in the family is invited! Bring the kids, the “big kids”, the parents, even grandma! There will be fun activities for everyone including: Pretzel Twisting, Pottery Painting and a Magic Show from your favorite comedy magician (duh!). Tickets are available at the door for the bargain prices of $7 for adults and 5$ for kids (12 and under).

Hopefully, we will see you all there!

All Sports Arena – New Port Richey, Florida

BIG NEWS! We have recently been in touch with the people over at All Sports Arena in New Port Richey. They host a variety of events year-round usually based around – you guessed it, sports! However, they wanted something a little different. This is where we come in!

On December 15th 2012, we will be performing a comedy and magic show at the arena. The doors open at 5:00pm, and the show will begin at 6:00pm. Tickets are only $10! If we have a good turn out, this could be one of many shows we do at the All Sports Arena, so please come out and show your support.

The address is: 7716 Rutillio Ct. New Port Richey, FL 34653 and the phone number is 727-845-7808. You can also visit their website –

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions at 321-806-8660.

We hope to see you there!

Customer Appreciation at Once Upon A Child – Melbourne


We are so lucky to have so many great businesses around Melbourne and Central Florida. One of my favorite business concepts is consignment. That’s why I am crazy about Once Upon A Child! Their concept is simple:

1. Take your gently used kid’s clothes, toys, and baby gear to Once Upon A Child.

2. The buyers will review your items while you take a look around the store.

3. The buyer will make you an offer on your items based on the store’s inventory.

4. If you accept the offer, you will leave with cash in hand, or store credit if you choose.. and you will have freed up space in your home!


Better yet – they sell their items for 70% off retail price. So if your little ones need a few new toys or some winter clothes, its a great place to get gently used stuff for really cheap!

And better yet (yes, I know I already said that once…but just wait..) they are having a customer appreciation day! That means YOU can go to Once Upon A Child on October 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm and enjoy comedy magic and balloon twisting from (you guessed it!) Michael Van Ness! They will also be offering 10% off their already inexpensive gently used items! So come on out, enjoy the fun, and we hope you stop by to say hi to Michael Van Ness!

For more information, call Michael Van Ness at 321-806-8660 or visit the Once Upon A Child website at

The Resort on Cocoa Beach

The Resort on Cocoa Beach is one of my personal favorite places to perform. We always seem to have a great audience and the guests always seem to have a great time at our show. Maybe it has something to do with the awesome Mexican Restaurant inside the resort – with drink specials and amazing food. But whatever the reason may be, and no matter how many tacos and margaritas they have consumed, we are glad they are watching our show.

The only thing missing every week is YOU! So come on out! We are on at 7:00pm every Tuesday night.

Please call 321-806-8660 to reserve tickets.

Las Olas Beach Club – Satellite Beach, Florida

If you haven’t been to Las Olas Beach Club in Satellite Beach, you really don’t know what you are missing. The beaches alone are incredible – not to mention the 1400 sq. foot rooms, newly renovated clubhouse, and endless fun activities (including crab races, daquiries on the pool deck, and our comedy & magic night). Ahem! Speaking of comedy and magic, did I mention that Florida’s own Michael Van Ness performs on Thursday nights at Las Olas Beach Club? The show is adult oriented, but 100% kid friendly and open to the public. Yes, that means YOU can come too! Tickets are only $5 each, and can be reserved by calling 321-806-8660. Showtime is 7:00pm.


And if you haven’t been to Las Olas Beach Club, take a look at their website at or call them at (321) 777.3224

Ron Jon Resort – Cape Caribe and Resort on Cocoa Beach!

Ok, we told you that awesome things were happening here at Entertainment by Michael Van Ness. I told you already that Michael will be performing every Thursday at Ocean Landings Resort. What I DIDN’T tell you, is he will also be performing his family magic show every Monday night at Ron Jon Resort Cape Caribe (starting this week), and every Tuesday night at Resort on Cocoa Beach (starting March 20th). This is SO exciting for us, and we can’t wait to see you all there! So, this is what our weekly “tour” schedule looks like:

Mondays: Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort @ 7pm

Tuesdays: Resort on Cocoa Beach @ 7pm

Wednesdays: Ocean Landings Resort @ 7pm

Thursdays: Las Olas Beach Club – Satellite Beach @ 7pm

Don’t forget, Michael is available for private parties as well. Book early to ensure you get the best entertainment for your special occasion. From small kids parties to large fortune 500 corporate events, Michael Van Ness has the experience to make your event unforgettable.

For more information, call 321-806-8660 or email us at! We hope to see YOU soon!

COMING SOON to a resort near you…

There are many new and exciting things happening here at Entertainment by Michael Van Ness, and I am here to announce one of them. Starting March 1st, 2012, Ocean Landings Resort will be hosting a family-friendly comedy magic show EVERY THURSDAY starring…..(drumroll please!)…. Michael Van Ness! Exciting, huh? We thought so too. The people over at Ocean Landings Resort thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show off their new and improved, 1500 square foot conference center, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to do a public magic show! Anyone is invited, so grab your friends and family and come out to Ocean Landings Resort. Doors open at 7:00 and the show will start around 7:30. Space is limited, so get there early. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

 Call 321-806-8660 for more details.

Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet Club
900 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

Bargain Hunters and Coupon Clippers – We Thank You!

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Entertainment by Michael Van Ness

   We are always in the search for a great deal, and with websites like Deal Chicken, Groupon, and Living Social; and with deals like Publix BOGO’s – it’s kind of fun! That’s why we chose to team up with Deal Chicken and put out our very first “coupon”. So, we wanted to say Thank You to you if you bought our deal; and to Deal Chicken for working with us to make this possible. We hope to work with them in the future to bring happiness to all you “bargain hunters” out there!

We also wanted to add that we can also offer balloon twisting to you in addition to your deal! Call 321-806-8660 for details.


                                       Happy Savings!

Unique Valentine’s Day Gift

Unique Valentine's Day Gift

Ah, February… the month for fresh roses, boxed chocolates, and love! But, after awhile, Valentine’s Day can be a little – well, predictable. So that’s why, last  year, Michael used his creativity to really suprise his wife. He gave her a unique gift that EVERYONE envied. Not only was the balloon bouquet as tall as she, but it lasted almost a month! I don’t think anyone has received fresh flowers that lasted more than a week!

Now, fella’s, here’s your chance to shine. This year, Michael is extending his creative mind to you. He is offering custom, made-to-order, balloon bouquets starting at $49.00 delivered to your “special someone” at their home or workplace for Valentine’s Day. Get a gift that EVERYONE will talk about. Also perfect for gift for: Children (we can deliver to schools), Moms, Grandmas, or even the man in your life!

Call 321-806-8660 or 321-412-5128 to order. Or visit the Contact Page.

Corporate Holiday Parties In Melbourne, Florida

First and foremost, welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED website for Michael Van Ness – formerly known to many in the Atlanta area as well as all around Florida as Magic Mike! This site has been a “project” for a while now, and between the balloon twisting gigs, magic shows, and the new balloon decor group, we have finally starting to put the finishing touches together. Speaking of balloon decor, I wanted to tell everyone about the BRAND NEW, SUPER COOL, balloon decor group that Michael is now a part of, along with Vynn Pechart and Scott Barhold. They are Dynamite Balloon Creations – and they are “blowing up” the balloon decor scene, all around Florida. I added a picture from their latest adventure together – the Harris Corporation family holiday party. The balloon “centerpiece” was an 8 foot tall – balloon Santa Claus that Michael, Vynn and Scott built out in the garage using a few “secret ingredients”. All in all, it was a HUGE success and there will be much more to come from these guys! Stay tuned for more news from Michael Van Ness!