Bring your friends and family to River Lake Inn Saturday night, September 15, at 6:00 p.m., for an entertaining evening of comedy, magic and truly delightful food at our monthly Comedy Magic Show & Dinner special!

ron-spread-cards-150pxRon Carnell, longtime resident of the Magic Capital of the World, will amuse and amaze you with a cabaret-style magic show before dinner, then wander from table to table with his visually stunning close-up, in-your-face tricks while your meal is still settling over coffee or wine. You’ll laugh ’til it hurts, you’ll cry ’til it feels better, but you’ll likely never again look at the world around you in quite the same way.

Join us for our special night of comedy, fun, and magic. Every month is different, every month offers a unique blend of NEW magic with a few classic favorites, and every month is guaranteed to leave you scratching your head.

colonmiSituated on the rustic outskirts of Colon, Michigan, River Lake Inn is determined to do its part in bringing the magic back to the Magic Capital of the World. The Magic lives again!

Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 269-432-2626 to let ’em know you’re coming!

journal-150x133A reporter from The Sturgis Journal came to our June show last year and wrote a very flattering article. Check out their review of River Lake Magic at: Meal, magic featured at monthly event


enquirer-150x105The Battle Creek Enquirer came to our August show. Read their review of our Comedy Magic Show at: Comedy, magic and a meal in Colon

“Love watching you perform Ron, Great magic, Great food, and dining among friends, makes for a wonderful evening.”
Randy Burritt Leonidas, MI
“What a fun night! Good food, good friends and Ron’s magic! I love being your assistant Ron Carnell. Those little girls did indeed steal the show! You just seem to get even better with every show I see.”
Paula Alexander Colon, MI
“You put on a wonderful show Ron, I’m so glad we came! Dinner was delicious as well! We had a terrific time from beginning to end. Thanks for all the laughter and smiles.”
Kit Detering London, Ontario
“Yes my wife and I loved the show you showed us some tricks I’ve only see on tv shows it was very cool”
Levi Wilcox Coldwater, MI


As a child, I thought the evidence was patently clear: My mother could obviously read my dad’s mind. Whether he wanted her to or not. It was only years later, after my own marriage, that I discovered most women don’t really read their husband’s minds.

They’re just really good at controlling what we’re allowed to think.

Join us Saturday, September 15, at 6:00 pm, to discover the power of YOUR OWN MIND as you learn how to demonstrate:

* Mind reading
* Clairvoyance
* Telekinesis
* Psychometry
* Predicting the future

The human mind is an untapped reservoir of explosive power. Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. And despite what some might believe (you know who you are!), it doesn’t have to be boring. Be prepared to experience the impossible, including telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition, psychokinesis, and mind control.

WARNING! If you are a true believer and really take the existence of psychic phenomenon seriously this show probably isn’t the one for you. We’re here to laugh and have a whole lot of FUN together.

And if you’re not a true believer?

You just might be before the show is over.

As always, we offer an intimate cabaret-style show before dinner, with our emphasis always on the humor, and then a special encore performance while your meal is still settling over coffee or wine. Because, of course, there’s no such thing as too much magic, especially in the Magic Capital of the World.

You don’t even have to like magic. You just have to love to laugh.

* $29.95 Pre fixe price includes salad bar, dinner selection, home-made dessert, and the MAGIC SHOW. Beverages, sales tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 269-432-2626 to let ’em know you’re coming!

River Lake Inn Restaurant
767 Ralston Road Colon, MI 49040

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What To Expect When You Arrive …

audience01We encourage everyone to arrive at River Lake Inn well before the show (5:30 is good, 5:45 at the latest) so the servers can take your dinner order and deliver your beverages. The show will typically start at 6:00 p.m. after everyone is served and feeling comfortable.

Please note all our times are bumped back 30 minutes during Magic Week. The shows start PROMPTLY at 5:30 so everyone has time to make Abbott’s stage show at 8pm. You should try to arrive at River Lake Inn by 5pm so there is time to take your dinner order and deliver your beverages. PLEASE BE ADVISED, we usually have a waiting list and if you’re not there by 5:15pm you could lose your reservation. If you’re just running a little late, please call us so we don’t give your table to someone else.

The thirty-minute Comedy Magic Show typically lasts about 45 minutes. Sometimes a tad longer? When the show concludes and the thunderous applause dies down a bit, your smiling magician will invite you to help yourself to the salad bar.

Although your dinner selections were taken before the show started your server won’t turn them in to the kitchen until a pre-selected time (usually about ten minutes before the show is expected to finish). This means your meal will always arrive at your table fresh, hot, and ready for your full attention.

More Magic!

After dinner there will be yet a little more magic. Some nights it will be table-to-table close-up magic, with Ron trying to visit everyone with something just for them. Other nights Ron will perform something special with everyone in the audience participating. Encourage him a little bit by sticking around and he might just do both?

Most night you can expect your evening to end about two to three hours after the show starts. And trust me, you’ll have plenty to talk about on the drive back home.