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VentFest 2023

Spencer Main Street has lined up eight world-class performers for the 2nd Annual International Ventriloquism & Arts Festival—VentFest, for short—on June 23–25, 2023. VentFest is unique. No other event in the United States brings ventriloquists together to perform. Spencer Main Street is pleased to offer four unique, delightful, and family-friendly performances at the Historic Tivoli Theatre in downtown Spencer.


The line-up of artists includes both veterans and young talent from all around the world. They’ve performed on cruise ships, at conventions, in clubs . . . and now they are gathering in Spencer, Indiana, to perform for YOU!


Lori Bruner—Believing that “laughter is the best medicine,” Lori entertains to put a smile on your face and laughter in your heart.

Dashnor Bushi—Dash is the “& Arts” part of VentFest. His magic is quick, or funny, or both! Either way, it’ll leave you smiling.

Nikolas Bushi—With 2 million TikTok followers, this 18-year-old artist is clearly a new kind of ventriloquist. And he’s been winning contests to prove it!

Trish Dunn—Trish finds the funny in everyday situations. Audiences relate—and laugh—instantly.

Norma McKnight—This British Columbia resident will entertain with flawless ventriloquism technique. Her performances include music and uproarious audience participation.

David Pendleton—David and his cast of characters will have you believing that anything and everything can talk! And you will laugh from start to finish.

Stevo Schüling—Arriving directly from Germany, Stevo will bring the skill and humor he has been displaying internationally for decades.

David Turner—A 50-year veteran of the ventriloquism trade, David uses humor and song, influenced by his home near Nashville, TN, to entertain audiences.

We agree that laughter IS the best medicine. Visit www.ventfest.org to decide which flavor of “medicine” you need. Choose which show(s) you’ll attend, and buy your tickets! We’ll see you in Spencer!


On Saturday, June 24, come to Spencer early for a Classic Car Parade starting at noon on S. Main Street. Enjoy some of our small-town charm—and some great vintage cars!—before you head to the show.


Spencer Main Street salutes the VentFest 2023 sponsors:

• Owen County State Bank

• Insurance Services, Inc.

• Babbs Supermarket

Thank you!

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