Close-up Magic for Elegant Events

Dave Shepherd specializes in close-up and platform magic performance for adult audiences of all ages, primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and the mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Anyone who books Dave will be guaranteeing friends a thrill. "How does he DO that?" I don't know, but I do know you're amazing, Dave Shepherd!

Paddy B., Charlottesville, VA

Dave knows all the tricks, and is a grade-A performer to boot. He can play any venue and surprise and wow you. Great guy, great entertainer!

Mariah C., Westminster, MD



Intimate magic at a table or in a crowd


Seated, for an audience of up to 35


A staged show for a few dozen or several hundred people

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on."


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The Passing of an Artist

December 28, 2018

The great Ricky Jay died about a month ago—on November 24, 2018, to be exact. He was 72 years old, but for awhile after he passed, various news outlet...

Magic, Emotion, and Graduation

June 10, 2018

This week I will be performing at one of my longest-running gigs: an all-night graduation party for a high school where I used to teach. I’ll be doing...

What is a magic trick?

May 30, 2018

Whenever I see or experience something that is cool beyond belief, I am apt to say, "Man, that's a MAGIC TRICK!" This might be when I encounter a new...

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