Merrymakers is home to professional entertainers of all ages and backgrounds with their own unique styles of performance.

Performers seeking information about their upcoming schedule can view their upcoming events on their profile page below. Any questions or feedback and be directed toward Sandy at 402.697.0205 or nicole@merrymakers.org.

Bill Connet

Singer / Songwriter / Lecturer

Bill Connet is a graduate of Harvard College and has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. He came to Iowa as a campus minister, and then worked in health care administration and heal...

Billy Troy

Vocalist

Billy Troy has achieved an extensive and exciting career in the entertainment industry. Starting with his father, Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Uncle Josh Graves, who is the legendary dobro player ...

Cynthia Ziesman

Vocalist

Cynthia Ziesman, delivers a theme performance with pizzazz! "The best one woman show I've ever seen," stated one dad at a recent Father's Day Celebration. "She shines and touches everyone in the ro...

John Worsham

Vocalist

Born in Fort Worth, Texas to a Baptist minister father and an English teacher mother, John Worsham began singing at a young age in church and school.

He began playing guitar at the age of te...

Joyce Torchia

Vocalist

Retired from United Airlines after 36 years of service in 2005, including 4 yrs as a “stewardess” ( I was before flight attendants!). I love singing and began performing in front of audiences i...

Julie Moss

Vocalist / Guitar

Singing all of her life, Julie Moss excels at old-time gospel and classic country music, but her musical talents seem to know no bounds. She has honed her skills at yodeling and now includes that i...

Kim Eames

Vocalist / Guitar

Born and raised in Omaha, Kim comes from a musical family. Inspired by her brother, Kim got a guitar at age 11. At 14, she was in a band playing locally for 3 years. Kim hit the road as a single ac...

Michael "Gooch" Gurciullo

Michael "Gooch" Gurciullo has been associated with big bands ever since he was a kid in Omaha, NE.  All through jr. high and high school he played in the usual school programs, but also worked out...

Michael Lyon

Vocalist

Michael Lyon sings the finest swing and jazz classics made famous by the greats, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and rediscovered by such modern day crooners as Michael Bublé...

Pamela Sue

Vocal Performer

Pam Kragt is a multi-talented performer who has lived in the Omaha area for 25 years.  She grew up on a northwest Iowa dair...

Paul Siebert

Vocalist / Acoustic

For over 30 years, Paul Siebert’s quality blend of music all throughout the Midwest has delighted thousands with his unique style and a vast repertoire second to none! Along with wonderful vocals...

Rich Patton

Rich Patton (affectionately known as “The Blue Crooner”) sings and plays guitar. He also doubles on blues harmonica and tenor saxophone.  Rich is a recently retired educator but playing and p...

Rob Lumbard

Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter

Rob received his musical education  in the bars  on Forest Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Rose Marie Webster, Luther Allison, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee were some of the musicians he bugged t...

Tim Javorsky

Saxophone / Vocalist

Tim Javorsky has always had a passion for entertaining people. To fulfill this passion, while in college studying classical saxophone and voice, he started a DJ service, entertaining people at scho...

Tom Strohmyer

Vocalist / Multi-Instrumentalist / Variety

Tom Strohmyer, playing professionally for the last 20 years by the name “Woody”, first started performing in 1984 after graduating from Kearney State College in Dec 1983. He took his diploma an...