Artist in Residence

Benjamin Barnes

Entertainment Director

Benjamin Barnes is the Entertainment Director of the Chicago Magic Lounge and was the producer and creator of the longest running magic show in Chicago history, Magic Chicago. In addition to his role as Entertainment Director at the Chicago Magic Lounge, he is a renowned performer of close-up magic.  He regularly appears at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, Jeff McBride’s Wonderground in Las Vegas and at upscale corporate events nationwide.