August 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards
The 8th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival is a 3-day, international event of both classy and risqué performances in a challenge to crown the new “Queen of Burlesque.” September 15-18, 2016.
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.
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