You’re in for the Most Hilarious, Musically Impressive Entertainment Presentation You’ve Ever Seen…

In the first 90 seconds… you’ll be amazed at Mike’s guitar wizardry. Another 30 seconds you’ll realize you’re in for one of the most hilarious, musically amazing entertainment presentations you’ve ever seen. That’s why Mike Rayburn has been called “The World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso” (eh… more or less!).

Mike has headlined and performed at Carnegie Hall eight times, headlined on the strip in Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood, Star Theater), and his always family friendly comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM comedy channels, on “The Bob and Tom Show,” and morning radio nationwide.

Mike Rayburn’s Signature Entertainment Presentation

“Classically Trained…Comically Derailed!”

From Bach to rock, his “Classically Trained… Comically Derailed” is an energetic odyssey of masterful guitar, outrageous comedy, and musical combinations you won’t believe—Bruce Springsteen sings Green Acres. Led Zeppelin sings Dr. Seuss. Jimi Hendrix sings Cumbaya. “If Victor Borge played guitar (and drank too much coffee) he’d sound like Mike,” says Carnegie Hall promoter, Mark Johnson.

This is the show that has earned Mike standing ovations at all eight of his appearances at Carnegie Hall, has him starring on the strip in Las Vegas, and along with his keynote keeps him booked one hundred or more times per year for corporations, associations, churches and theaters.

Mike’s show is perfect for:

  • Opening and closing keynotes
  • After-dinner and awards shows
  • Theaters and performing arts centers
  • Emcee entertainment
  • Anywhere your audience needs to be energized and totally entertained!
Mike, speaking freely to 2,000 in at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Entertainment Summary


Raving Fans

"A comic genius!!! …enough wit and talent to jumpstart a pacemaker!"
Aspen Daily News
"Brilliant!!! I knew you were good and funny, but I had no idea… WOW! I love the way you balance humor and musicality… rare to hear such clean and expressive playing. You just got a major new fan. I’ll be telling everyone I know."
John Oates, of “Hall and Oates”
"Mike was a perfect combination of talent, entertainment, and inspiration."
VHA Georgia
"I’ve worked with a great many performers over the last 20 years of doing this; some with much greater marquee value, but the ease of integration into the meeting, the quality of performance and Mike’s comfortable, easy style made this one of the best talent experiences I’ve ever had. Great work!"
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"Mike was the best entertainer I have ever booked! This is the first time I have ever had unanimous approval from all 280 plus attendees. Mike is truly an entertainer for everyone. I am happy to endorse this A+ entertainer!"
"It’s hard to find entertainment that’s fun, but workplace appropriate. Mike is that rare but perfect combination!"
Selective Insurance
"I would and will recommend Mike Rayburn to anyone who wants their attendees to see a truly talented comedic genius."
Physician Insurers Association of America
Fantastic show — Mike was perfect!
"Mike was really wonderful and made me a star. What a great performance!! He had the audience from the moment he started."
In-N-Out Burger
"A consummate pro! The audience loved him. Two standing Os. I’ve been booking entertainment for 22 years and have dealt with some much bigger names, but none any better. Mike was a pleasure to work with."
Michigan Grocers Assn.
"Mike’s performance was amazing! He is a very talented musician as well as a very funny comedian and had our crowd on their feet applauding at the end of the show. We have a mixed age crowd but Mike’s act cut right through all those age groups and made them all laugh and marvel at his talents. I will not hesitate to recommend Mike Rayburn whenever I can."
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

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Partial Client List

  • IBM
  • MDU Resources Group
  • United Guaranty Residential Insurance
  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance *
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp
  • Exxon Mobil *
  • Keystone Education & Youth Services *
  • Brinker International/Macaroni Grille *
  • Taco Bueno
  • In and Out Burger
  • Max & Erma’s Restaurants
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Laconia Savings Bank *
  • Keybank USA
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Merillat Industries *
  • MRI/Intuit Corporation
  • University of Texas Systems
  • HD Vest Financial Services
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • American Homestead *
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sun Health Care
  • G 3 Enterprises (Gallo Wines)
  • California Farm Bureau
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Idaho Grain Producers Association
  • Tri County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
  • South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association
  • Illinois Agriculture Association
  • US Potato Board
  • SMRP Professionals Association

* indicates multiple performances

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Discover how to become a high achiever in your field—contact CMI Speaker Manager at 1-877-307-7403 to bring Mike Rayburn into your organization!