Talent Shows

Since 2002, J-Live Entertainment have produced over 150 Talent Competitions including our 16th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show which has awarded over $65,000 in cash prizes, 110 Winners, 20 winning contestants have shared the stage with stars like Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Salt N Pepa, Kendrick Lamar & more. The first champion of the Next Big Thing Talent Show advanced to the Top 24 of American Idol Season 4 the same year Carrie Underwood was crowned the winner of the popular talent show.

The current list of original Talent Shows produced by J-Live Entertainment include: 16th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show, Cantando Por Cantar (all Spanish talent show) , Central Valley Barber Battle, and the FAIRyTale Talent Showcase 


J-Live Entertainment Talent Competitions AUDITIONS return SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 to the Big Fresno Fair’s Paul Paul Theater starting at 7pm. If you would like to reserve your spot, call/text 559-362-4046 or email jliveking@gmail.com



Barbers – Sign up for our Competition Special! If you sign up by July 30th. You will Compete at the #cosmobarcc Expo Feb 24, 2019 and you will receive FREE 2018 Competition passes to our Fresno Fair Battle 10/7/18. That’s 2 Battles for the price of 1!

Pick your Categories and you will get them for all of the Battles!

$40 per category.

Categories: Fastest Fade 15 min, Freestyle Design 40 min, Beard 40 min, Combover 40 min, Fade 40 min, Taper 40 min, Logo Duplication 40 min, Kid Cut 40 min, Tag Team 40 min

Text us 559-362-4046 or respond to this email.



ARCHIVED NEWS —– October 17, 2017 –

We had such a great time at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair. We had the honor to produce 4 unique Talent Competitions, “15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show”, “Central Valley Barber Battle #6”, “FAIRyTale Talent Showcase”, & “Cantando Por Cantar” … Here are some photos from our final night at the Big Fresno Fair on October 15, 2017. Congrats to 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show Winner Delilah Kidane & Cantando Por Cantar Winner Anahi Santos … Special Thank You to our Radio Sponsor Q97.1 & the “Greg & Dre Morning Show” 


October 13, 2017 – 

Check out the 3 Finalists from the Next Big Thing Talent Show taking the stage at Cantando Por Cantar at the Big Fresno Fair’s Pavilion Stage 10/15 5pm-7pm:

Kaylah Veleta:

Nayte Joon: 

Delilah Kidane: 

October 13, 2017 –

Congratulations to all the winners of the Central Valley Barber Battle #6:

October 13, 2017 –

Check out some photos and videos from our Talent Competitions at the Big Fresno Fair: