Three Forks native and professional magician Kyle Groves is returning home with two shows scheduled later this week.
Groves of KCG Entertainment will be performing at the Three Forks Community Library on Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. and on Saturday, July 15, around 1 p.m. in front of the office of the Chiropractic Clinic of Three Forks. Both shows are free of charge.
For Groves, it is always a treat to come back and perform in his hometown.
"Three Forks is where the magic all began. If it were not for my dad, 'Mr. E,' I probably would have chosen a different career. My dad and mom began the business in Three Forks, and it has allowed us the opportunity to travel throughout this great country of ours and places beyond; however, Three Forks will always hold a very special place in all of our hearts," Groves said.
While Groves performs in different markets like libraries, fairs, festivals, and schools, he said the one constant you will find with a KCG Entertainment Show is that it is always 100 percent family-friendly.
"The goal of every show is to entertain the four-year-old, the 14-year-old, the 40-year-old, and the 80-year-old and beyond. Every show incorporates state-of-the-art magic, music, comedy, and tons of audience participation," Groves said.
With the opportunity to perform across the country, Groves admits he always gets to have the best seat in the house.
"I get to look out and see the smiles and the laughter of kids of all ages. I am fortunate enough to be able to spend some of the most important times of people's lives with them. I am invited to be a part of their special moment in time," said Groves. "I also believe that if I can, for just a very short period of time, help someone forget what is happening in the world or in their world, I have done my job. I believe smiles are contagious, and if I can make one person smile, they will, in turn, make the next person smile."
KYLE GROVES BIO
Kyle has been involved in magic since the day he was born. Growing up in a magical family with both of his parents already involved in the family business. Kyle learned the "tricks of the trade" from his dad, "Mr. E" and his mom, Kathleen.
By the age of eight Kyle was able to set up his father's show, tear it down and pack it after the show. Kyle was also responsible for running the lights and music for the shows as well as performing as an onstage assistant alongside his sister, Maggi and his mother. The family toured and performed across the Northwestern United States.
In 1979, the family relocated to Pueblo, CO where they have been performing non-stop. Performing over 400 shows per year across the United States and abroad. They have been seen in 45 of the United States, 7 Canadian Provinces and 8 Foreign Countries.
In 1999, they opened "Mr. E" Magic Shop in Pueblo. The venue quickly became the home of the BEST Birthday Party in Pueblo.
In 2004, Kyle began his solo career in magic as the resident magician at the World-Famous Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City.
In 2005, Kyle and his wife and children moved to Atlanta Georgia and performed across the Southeastern United State.
In 2008, Kyle was named the Illusionist of the Year by the Family Entertainers of Atlanta. Kyle has also received the award of Doctor of Magic from The International Magicians Society.
In 2010, Kyle and his family moved back to Pueblo and continued the tradition renaming "Mr. E" Magic Shop to The Party People and Theater of Mystery. The business has been the recipient of several awards from local Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Association, Pueblo Arts Alliance and The City of Pueblo.
Today "Mr. E" and Kathy have retired from the business, but Kyle keeps the magic alive. Performing birthday parties, public magic shows, summer reading shows in 6 states.
Kyle and his wife Kendra relocated to the Amarillo, TX area in October of 2022.