Burlesque and New Orleans’ French Quarter go hand in hand. Throughout the 40’s, 50’s, and 60s, New Orleans’ Bourbon Street had the largest concentration of burlesque clubs in the United States. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that a preeminent, international burlesque festival would be held here.
New Orleans Burlesque Festival features classic burlesque – not just dancers but also comic emcees, singers, and variety acts. This timeless combination of both the bawdy and the classy on stage in one show makes for some of the best adult entertainment you could ask for. In fact, the festival has played a big role in modern burlesque revival.
Attendance at the annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival grows with each year. What began as a simple, one-show competition has now become a 3-day event with a variety of shows, parties, panels, workshops, and more. Take a look!
2016 New Orleans Burlesque Festival Events
Opening Night Party – TBD
The Queen of Burlesque – 8pm at The Civic Theater
World-famous dancers, dancing to live jazz music, compete for the title of “Queen of Burlesque.” Judging by a panel of celebrity judges.
Bad Girls of Burlesque – 11pm at House of Blues
Some of burlesque’s most notorious entertainers on stage for a late-night showing in the heart of the French Quarter.
Mondo Burlesque – 8pm at the theatre at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
A best of showcase, featuring some of the world’s finest burlesque performers putting on their very best stage acts.
It’s Burlesque! – 11pm at House of Blues
An international gathering of performers from the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, and around the world performing their sexy, glamorous, mesmerizing, and even zany acts.
Closing Night Party – TBD
New Orleans Burlesque Festival
September 15-18, 2016
House of Blues and Harrah’s Casino
As you can see from the event schedule, some details are still being worked out. Stay up to date, get tickets, directions, and more by visiting New Orleans Burlesque Festival online at: neworleansburlesquefest.com
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