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APCA College Entertainer of the Year 2024

For over 25 years I’ve been delivering my Super-High-Energy-Ice-Breaker Program to College Orientations across America! Through my unique Live Music Audience Participation Theme Show, I provide an immediate ice-breaking experience that involves all First Year Students! My program is a great step toward developing a strong sense of community and school spirit among newly arriving undergrads….and students who feel unity with their new class, are much more likely to be retained and finish in four!

I Give Away Tons Of Free Stuff!!!

Hats, Maracas, Leis, T-Shirts, Twinkies, Ramen Noodles and Even Cash Prizes!

Having presented The Travelin’ Max Show thousands of times on hundreds of college campuses, I find there’s no better way to melt the ice than by giving an entire group of strangers some goofy hats to wear and fun maracas to shake. Even the shyest or “coolest” new student can’t seem to resist the absurdity of chanting Day-O while playing maracas in unison with their new friends!

Tons Of Free Stuff!!!

I Engage Your Orientation Leaders

O.L.s LOVE working with The Travelin’ Max Show! They get to cut loose and participate along with the incoming class. I harness the Orientation Leaders’ inherent collective energy to show First Year Students that it’s awesome to get involved, as they join the upper level students in having fun, making connections, and creating friendships!

I Host Ridiculous And Ridiculously Fun Team-Building Challenges

…where strangers instantly become friends as they work together to accomplish a ludicrous task! This is always the most photographed portion of my show.

Ridiculously Fun Team-Building Challenges

I Use The Most Classic Of Classic Music

My Girl, Day-O, Hot! Hot! Hot!, Lean On Me, Shout, etc… everybody is familiar with at least the chorus section of these ageless songs, so everybody feels included and nobody gets left out!

The Show Is Entirely Clean And PC

…so no worries about awkward moments or if parents and sibs are in attendance. Performance activities are sensitive to the abilities, identities and comfort levels of all in attendance. Everybody is included, and everybody feels welcome at The Travelin’ Max Show!

Book Early! Orientation Dates Fill Up Quickly

…and schools remain loyal to hosting this show annually, so they’ll often reserve dates up to a year in advance.

Nowhere else...

will you find a live music show so specifically suited for First Year

Experience Student Orientations Events:

* Summer Orientation
* Fall Orientation
* Overnight Orientation
* Parent / Family Attended Orientation

What Are They Saying?

Still need more convincing? Just check out these reviews!

“He really got everyone in the right mood for the event. He was super easy to work with. He was entertaining, energetic and our event wouldn’t have been the same without him. Our school absolutely loved him!”

University of Evansville (IL)

“This was a huge hit on our campus and the students loved every minute of it! They’re anxious to have him back. He’s an outstanding guy with an exceptional show.”

Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN)

“His passion for what he does is truly evident in his show. We couldn’t have asked for a cleaner, more energetic performance. This is definitely one of the best activities we’ve done here.”

Friends University (KS)

“…Endless fun and excitement! One of the funniest!”

Cumberland College (KY)

“He’s a phenomenal performer, motivator and entertainer. The students were energized and involved with the show from the first few notes of his opening song.”

Ithaca College (NY) Ithaca College has hosted the show for over eleven years; One – Two times per year. Events include: Community Plunge (freshmen event) and Senior Week.

“Max is one of the most versatile and audience charming acts we have ever seen. Outstanding person to work with. I can’t say enough. HIRE HIM! YOU WON’T BE SORRY!!”

University of Maine at Machias (ME) U.M.M. has hosted the show for over fourteen years for various events.

“He’s a hit every time he comes here. He’s become a tradition and he’s a great, clean, exciting and crowd-pleasing act. He adapts to our event themes to make sure the crowd gets involved.”

Lamar University – Beaumont (TX) Lamar U. has hosted the show for over nine years for their Open House event (a display of university offerings for prospective high school seniors and their families).

“A couple from (the Freshmen/Parent Orientation Event was) overwhelmed with gratitude when they saw their son on stage actually participating in your show. He has social anxiety disorder, so new social settings are intimidating and cause him to become anxious. The dad was especially touched and rushed right over to point out his son to me; it was really incredible. I’m a social worker so I know how amazing it is that he was on stage and even participating. I don't know if you often learn of the impact your show has on the audience.”

Lock Haven University (PA) L.H.U. has hosted the show for over 20 years; Four – six times per year for their Summer Freshmen Orientation Events.

“His outstanding interaction with his audience truly sets him apart from other entertainers. If a school hasn’t had him perform yet, they should book him now!”

Fairfield University (CT) Fairfield U. has hosted the show for over 17 years; Two - four times per year. Events include: Summer Freshmen Orientation, and various mid-year events.

“WMU loves Max! He is a Bronco Days tradition and I can’t imagine starting the year without him. (He’s) absolutely fantastic!”

Western Michigan University (MI) W.M.U. has hosted the show for over ten years; One – Two times per year. Events include: “Bronco Days” (freshmen event), Spring Fling and various other events.

“Once again, he wowed the audience. He’s able to adapt to any situation and pull together a great crowd in a festival atmosphere. This was one of the most successful events of the semester and was largely due to Max’s ability to engage the audience. Students were asking when he would be coming back before the show was even over.”

Cornell University (NY) Cornell U. has hosted the show for over five years for their “Chilled Utopia” Pre-Finals event.

"THANK YOU for such a great performance! Carol (Booking Agent - Everything But The Mime) sure knows what she's talking about - you were a PERFECT addition to our event. The students had a blast!" -also- "Travelin' Max was AWESOME. I thoroughly enjoyed him as a person and really enjoyed his performance. His liveliness was infectious. Travelin' Max was a crowd favorite with the students and the staff!"

Old Dominion University (VA)

He was just what we needed to get our 1980’s reunion going. Even the college’s president and her husband were inspired to dance.

Worcester State College (MA) W.S.C. has hosted the show for over fourteen years; Two – four times per year. Events include: Freshmen Orientation, Senior Week, various Alumni Events, Homecoming, and various other events.

“The Travelin’ Max Show is simply great! Our students love him! He always does a super high-energy show and gets a great deal of audience participation. He’s become a tradition here.”

Worcester State College (MA)

He was absolutely wonderful to work with and the families had a blast!"

University of Florida U of F has hosted the show for over three years; Two times per year for their famous Gator Night events.

Max was by far one of our favorite events. He worked with the student body and made the energy level of the audience rise to a level I didnt think we would ever see. Most importantly he was very nice and extremely cooperative with me and my staff (that made my job much easier!!). Thanks for allowing us to enjoy such a wonderful show!

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

He was absolutely amazing as I would only expect him to be. I think this was the best show here in a long time... the crowd just would not leave because he was keeping them going the entire night. We always love to have Max come here, and he has become part of our midnight breakfast tradition. You know he's become a legend at EKU!!!"

Eastern Kentucky University (KY) EKU has hosted the show for over four years; Two times per year for their Midnight Breakfast events.

Max really shined. He worked hard to get their attention, formed a conga line, had a group of singers on stage, had contests and helped an awful lot of students have a very good time. I think that there is no one who works any harder at having fun than Travelin Max! He really did great!"

Saint Louis Community College STLCC has hosted the show for over six years for various events.

You should have seen last night!!!!! It was fantastic!!!! Max was wonderful. Our students, and lots of them had a great time. They were dancing all over the arena!

University of Tennessee – Martin (TN)

“He’s great getting people to interact, and it really breaks the ice with freshmen. He’s been here more times than I can recall, and his show is a hit each time.”

University of Tennessee – Martin (TN) U.T.-Martin has hosted the show for over nine years; Two – four times per year. Events include: Summer Orientation and Welcome Week Community Picnic.

"What a great event we had last night! Everyone just LOVED Max! He had all the students really captivated and involved, as always. I heard compliments from our Vice President on down to the students. As a programmer, I just love working with Max because he is so easy going and wonderful to work with. I hope he had as much fun as we did!"

University of West Georgia (GA)