Meet The 2024 Artists

Congratulations to our chosen 2024 competitors:

2024 Pro-Am Competitors

Kevin Adams (Sheridan, WY)

Still a theater kid at heart, Kevin’s longtime passion for pyro artistry has brought him to the Sky Wars stage. Kevin hopes his imagination and knack for storytelling will resonate with the audience on September 28.

Shaun Hauter (Niangua, MO)

Shaun Hauter is no rookie to pyrotechnic competitions! With his expertise in all things fireworks and a reliable crew at his side, Shaun plans to pull off some new tricks in his first Sky Wars Pro-Am championship.

Tom Kohnen (Orlando, FL)

Tom is traveling from the land of Disney to compete in this year’s Sky Wars championship! With his background in musical education and over 600 shows as a pyro crew member under his belt, Tom is excited to present a large-scale fireworks display of his own creation.

2024 Professional Competitors

James Baxter (North Branch, MN) w/ Minnesota Pyrotechnics

About James – Coming soon!

John Mikrut Jr. (Princeton, IL) w/ RKM Fireworks

The pyro bug has brought John quite far from his early days assisting with backyard shows nearly two decades ago. He’s a fresh RKM recruit AND will be competing on the Sky Wars big stage for the first time this year – all in between leading large-scale events in his hometowns.

Frank Terzino (Newton, NC) w/ PyroStar Entertainment

About Frank – Coming soon!

2024 1.4G Unlimited Display

Joel Coward (Sumner, WA) w/ PyroLand

About Joel – Coming soon!

2024 Drone Light Display

Sky Elements Drones (North Richland Hills, TX)

Having presented a 200-drone show in 2022 and a 600-drone one in 2023, this Texas-based drone company promises an even BIGGER fleet for their third appearance at Sky Wars in 2024. 

2024 National Anthem Display

Mike Walter w/ 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).

2024 Fireballs!

Bill Corbett w/ Fireball Dudes (Memphis, TN)

The MVP of the fireball world is back at it again! Bill and his crew of Fireball Dudes are ready to turn up the heat with their humongous signature gasoline fireballs.