The LA County Fair

General Motors

Sacramento Railroad Days

Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Dept.

Los Angeles Unified School District

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Sacramento County Fair

Idaho State Fair

Utah County Fair


Australian Rodeo Assn.

Casa De Amigos

Midland Arts Assembly


“We loved working with Shelby, and appreciated his super-professional
attitude. We weren’t surprised at all when he won ‘People’s Choice’ as
best act.”

Xiam Webster
Kids' Fringe Coordinator
Winnipeg, Canada

“The shows were a hit. Shelby is a consummate performer who really knows how to work a crowd. The adults had as much fun as the kids. Cowboy Max would be a great addition to any event needing a fast-paced, feel-good show.”

Bruce Partain
President, Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce
Texas Blueberry Festival

“Shelby is amazingly versatile and an asset to any event, whatever the theme or venue. I can recommend him without hesitation – jump at the chance to add him to your

Andrea Fryrear
Operations Manager,
Creators Syndicate
Los Angeles, California 


"Cowboy Max starts his show by promising a 'rip roaring, Wild West time' and that's exactly what you get in this fabulous, funny show.We were met by Cowboy Max as we queued to get in, and he immediately engaged the children with his easy-going humour and enthusiasm.
The show was fast paced and fun, featuring tricks with a bull whip and a lasso, storytelling, magic tricks and lots and lots of audience interaction. Parents and kids were shouting out, joining in and laughing (a lot) which created a great atmosphere. Cowboy Max packed a lot into the hour, other highlights were the whistling contest, the water pistol duel and his ukelele playing. 
My children had a fantastic time. Albie (10) remarked as we left ''He really meant it when he said audience participation. That's the funniest show I've ever seen'' while Doris (6) added ''I absolutely loved it".
I'd recommend The Cowboy Max Show to any family looking for a fun show to enjoy together!"

The Primary Times (UK)

The Texas Blueberry Festival

San Francisco Great Dickens Christmas Faire

Coloma World Gold Panning Championships

Festival of the West

The World Busker Festival, Christchurch New Zealand

Fringe Festivals: Edinburgh, Scotland; Adelaide, Australia;
Edmonton and Winnipeg, Canada

"I can’t thank you enough for being so easy to work with and providing our families with such a fantastic performance.  We’ve been providing this special family event to Adoptive and Foster families for over 11 years and this was definitely one of the best, largely due to your participation. 

 The families all LOVED your show and as the conference coordinator I was equally as thrilled.  It was such a joy to meet you and I really appreciate your willingness to come all this way to join us.  You went over and beyond by greeting our families Saturday night as they entered the ballroom. 

 In this position, it is sometimes very difficult to gage how “appropriate” a show will be for all ages by watching a short promotional video clip, but in this case I have to say that your show was right on target.  Everyone laughed and had such a great time, especially our little ones “corralled” in front of the stage.

Thanks again and good luck with your future endeavors.  I will definitely keep you in mind for events we do down the road."

Chris Greer
Family Matters Consulting, Inc.