Meet The 2021 Artists

2021 Pro-Am Competition Displays

2021 Champion

AJ Plata (Sandwich, IL)

Check out AJ – a small town boy bringing his big time show to the Lou – and learn how a YouTube phenom/Sky Wars alum made AJ serious for some sis-boom-bah.

James Howard (San Antonio, Texas)

If what they say is true—that everything is bigger in Texas—then y’all better get ready for one heavy-duty show that James is fixin’ to share.

Scott Schuh (Neenah, Wisconsin)

What started as backyard fireworks magic for Scott has evolved into an abracadabra sensation that would astonish even Harry Potter.

2021 Fireballs!

Bill Corbett w/ Fireball Dudes (Memphis, TN)

That Southern drawl.  That laid-back attitude.  You would think Bill’s personality just couldn’t jive with the singe-your-eyebrows type of heat his freakishly massive fireballs bring to Sky Wars.  But it does.  It definitely does.

2021 Professional Displays

James Keomongkhon (Wakarusa, Indiana) w/ RKM Fireworks

James is ready to put some feel good in your soul, a little light into your night…and a whole lotta sparkle into your celebration. 

Dan Haines (Columbia, Missouri) w/ Spirit of ’76 Fireworks

Dan generates shows that are like a hot knife through butter:  immediately gratifying, smooth as silk, and positively easy on the senses.

2021 National Anthem Display

Missouri Pyrotechnics Association

We kick off each Sky Wars show with a 21 Gun Salute, dedicated to active and past military members and first responders, and our National Anthem. Both are prepared by members of the Missouri Pyrotechnics Association (MOpyro).

Additional 2021 Displays

Exhibition Shells

Marriage Proposal & "She Said Yes" Celebration

Tim Morris Memorial Shell

2021 Blind Pyro Competition Displays

About the Blind Pyro Competition at Sky Wars: A high-adrenaline race to the finish line and an exclusive treat for the pyro community, Sky Wars organizers host what we call a ‘Blind Pyro’ competition on the Friday night before Saturday’s public display each year. This unique competition is a lot like the popular culinary show “Chopped” – competitors (pyro teams of up to 5 members) are each given a mystery pile of 1.4g fireworks and 4 hours to create a display. Each teams’ display is then presented that evening to backstage pyro pass holders. Though this event is not open to the public, the videos can be enjoyed courtesy of Firecat8.

Blind Pyro Team 1

Blind Pyro Team 2 (Winner)

Blind Pyro Team 3

Blind Pyro Team 4