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The close-up magic of David Garrard will be part of the featured entertainment for Ballard High School’s 2015 Project Graduation.  Graduated seniors will have a chance to enjoy amazing sleight of hand with cards, coins and other small objects done up-close– in their hands and right under their noses!  The party begins at midnight on Saturday, June 6.

David Garrard will bring his magic and his message to Campbellsville University on Wednesday morning, January 22. This will mark the third time David has spoken for CU students. Ed Pavy is Director of Campus Ministries at Campbellsville and coordinates chapel programs.

David Garrard will return to Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Missouri to perform in chapel on Wednesday, October 27.  Thomas Hufty, Vice President for Collegiate Affairs and Assistant to the President said this about David’s 2009 performance: “David Garrard is an excellent communicator!  His ability as a magician is second to none!  Our college community was amazed at his talent and captured by his message.”

David Garrard will bring his magic to his alma mater, Samford University for a special homecoming chapel, Thursday, November 4, 2010.  David graduated from Samford in 1975.  He has performed on campus on several occasions, including for the school’s sesquicentennial celebration.

The Magic of David Garrard was one of the highlights of the 2009 Daytona Festival of Magic, held November 6-7 at the Daytona Resort and Conference Center in beautiful Daytona Beach, FL.  Convention organizer, Harry Allen said, “We were very happy to have you!  Your show fit the puzzle perfectly.  The professionalism you have makes my job easier and makes me look good!  Thanks!”

David closed the Friday evening Cabaret Show held in the hotel.  The performance included David’s unique Snowman Suspension, Candle in the Wind (a beautiful tribute to Marilyn Monroe) and the seldom seen Battle of the Barrels.  Check the Gallery for photos of David at Daytona.

On April 21, 2007, David’s magic ignited Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks show in North America, and the official kick off for the Kentucky Derby Festival!  David’s made-for-tv spot can be viewed on video in the Gallery section of this website.  An estimated 800,000 people attended Thunder.

David Garrard appeared on The Deuce! (ESPN 2) in October of 2008 when NFL Films presented a special program about David and his namesake, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, David Garrard– the “other” David Garrard!  The two David’s met in Jacksonville in March.  David Garrard Squared featured interviews and a segment from David’s show at East Pointe Church in which the other DG helped with a trick.  The program was called NFL Films Presents.  Click on the Galleries button on this website, then on It’s Magic! to view David Garrard Squared.

David Garrard was part of a special documentary on magic in Louisville produced by Kentucky Educational Television.  The show featured Mac King, and was shot in part during the combined Society of American Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians convention held in Louisville this summer.

David Garrard presented 35 shows over 11 days during the 2008 Kentucky State Fair, August 14-24.  Performances were held on the Family Stage in the beautiful South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.  (See photo gallery.)

David Garrard was part of the opening show when the two largest magic organizations in the world held a combined convention in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008.  The International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians met in Louisville July 21-28.  David appeared on the show with his friends, Las Vegas superstar and comedy magician of the year, Mac King and juggler/physical comedy artist, Marty Pollio.  The wonderful Russian magician, Voronin rounded out the bill.  Convention shows were held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  (See photo gallery.)