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For close to 15 years J-Live Entertainment and the Next Big Thing Talent Show have been partnering with Greg & Andre Covington from Q97’s popular morning show “Greg & Dre” providing opportunities for local talent to call in to the show and audition live on the air as thousands listen in. Tune in June 6, 2017 starting at 8:15am to Q97.1 FM or for your chance to Audition LIVE and earn a Front of the Line Pass straight to the first showcase of the year and your chance to compete for your share of $1,000 in cash prizes. All talents are welcomed to call in however you will need to perform over the phone and be ready to shine!

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Sign Ups for all Talent Competitions – June 7 – 6pm

If you are a talented performer, barber, Spanish speaking performer, or singer of animated films this is your last chance to sign up for our Original Talent Competitions in order to take the stage at our first big showcase during the 2017 Kings Fair on June 15-18. Competition Sign Ups & Auditions will take place for the 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show, Central Valley Barber Battle Tournament, FAIRyTale Talent Showcase & Cantando Por Cantar. To reserve your spot, please call/text 559-362-4046. Sign ups and auditions will take place at the Big Fresno Fair’s Paul Paul Theater on June 7, 2017 at 6pm.

Sponsor Spotlight: 5TH Quarter in Visalia (EBJ Exclusive Interview – Audio)

New Event Alert:

J-Live Entertainment has announced a brand new event for barbers titled “Central Valley Barber Battle Tournament”. The event will take place during annual Fairs in front of thousands of fair attendees and is set to debut at the Kings Fair in Hanford June 15-18 and culminate at the Big Fresno Fair on October 8, 2017. Stay tuned for more information in our Talent Competitions Page.

11 Year Old Wows at NBTTS Auditions on 4/20/17 (Exclusive Video) 

New Audition Dates for our 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show will be announced very soon in our Talent Competitions & Shows Page.



On July 9, 2010,  J-Live Entertainment welcomed Bruno Mars to the Kings Fair in Hanford, CA. The event which was supposed to be headlined by Travie Mccoy was almost cancelled. When Mccoy cancelled, Joey Perez, Founder & CEO of J-Live Entertainment was offered up and coming artist Bruno Mars. Perez accepted the offer and Bruno Mars put on an amazing show. That night many said, “That Mars guy is going to be a huge star!” And the rest is history.


VIP TABLES NOW AVAILABLE for 559 Fights #56 on May 26th. Call/text 559-362-4046 for more information or go to our 559 Fights Page.


We had a great time providing Taco Catering for Redwood Springs Health Care Center in Visalia. Our exclusive taco catering services are great for Corporate outings. The Redwood Springs Health Care Center provided Tacos to all of their employees at lunch time. What a great way to boost morale! If your business would like to have a Taco Lunch, Call/Text 559-362-4046 or check out our Event Services & Weddings Page.



On March 30, 2002 the very first J-Live Entertainment event was produced at Adventure Park in Hanford, CA. 15 Years Ago! Time flies when you are having a blast. The very first event was called the Livin Loud Concert which featured local bands performing inside the former golf n fun theme park. 15 years later J-Live Entertainment has grown to become an Entertainment company that provides services for all ages & demographics. J-Live Entertainment now has more than 4 unique divisions under the companies umbrella that include Talent Competitions, Event Services & Weddings, 559 Fights MMA, Eggs Bacon & Joey Radio & Live Production Shows. And just think it all started with an idea from a small town kid with a big vision back in 2002.



Throughout the year we will be sharing photos and videos from the past in celebration of  J-Live Entertainment’s 15 Years of Entertainment Celebration.

Here’s one that takes us back to October 15, 2005 when J-Live Entertainment welcomed then WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista to Visalia, CA. Over 1,000 screaming fans stood in line to meet Bastista at Visalia Adventure Park.Now Dave Batista is a huge Box Office Movie star with his starring role as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy & more. The brand new Guardians of the Galaxy sequel hits movie theaters this May! “I remember when I first met Dave, he said, do not make me look like the bad guy”, said Joey Perez, CEO & Founder of J-Live Entertainment. “He was such a calm and quiet guy and it was totally unexpected as I was expecting this mean, loud huge dude”.

Joey’s Favorite Part of that day: “Being able to see the excitement and happiness in the people that were meeting him and knowing that I had made that event happen”

Joey’s Worst Part of that day: “Offering printed photos for sale and not realizing that our little jet ink printer can print like 1 photo every 10 minutes. It was horrible. A long line of people waiting for their meet n greet pictures. Wish I could do that one all over again. But you live and you learn”.


If you have never attended one of our Central Valley Barber Battle events then you my friend are missing out! 5 , yes CINCO, FIVE, Central Valley Barber Battle events have been produced in 2 years. The huge support & enthusiasm from the Barbering industry led to successful events. However it also led to networking with many within the Cosmetology industry that were looking for their time to shine as well.

And we are now ready to answer their demands and requests. It is time to put a shine on the entire Cosmetology & Barbering industry and bring them all together for one major 3-day event that we have officially booked and put in place called the “Cosmetology & Barber Convention of Central California”. A 3 day event that will feature Convention/Expo with Vendors, Seminars, Competitions, Live Entertainment & more on February 23-25, 2018 at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, CA. Stay tuned for more details!