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Burlesque Festival

  • Presented By: New Orleans Burlesque, LLC.
  • Dates: 09/20/2018 - 09/23/2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Experience the culture that made the world-renowned Bourbon Street famous at the 10th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. From September 20-23, you can enjoy live burlesque performances by some of the best in the industry across the city of New Orleans.

This four-day fest will feature burlesque performers from far and wide showcasing their sultry talents in anticipation of The Queen of Burlesque competition. Citywide performances include:

Mondo Burlesque - Friday, September 21

Kickoff Burlesque Festival at the Civic Theatre for a taste of the weekend ahead. This opening act will feature performances that have driven audiences wild across the world. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. For tickets visit here.

The Bad Girls of Burlesque- Friday, September 21

With two evening showtimes, there’s no excuse to miss this annual performance held at the House of Blues. Catch the Bad Girls of Burlesque, featuring both local and international talent, at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The lineup is described as some of the most luscious and lascivious ladies of burlesque. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. show can be found here.

The Queen of Burlesque - Saturday, September 22

Held at the Civic Theatre, the Queen of Burlesque is considered the main event of the festival. Starting at 8:00 p.m, enjoy an array of individual performances by some of the hottest burlesque performers accompanied by live jazz bands as the battle for the title of Queen of Burlesque. Tickets for the Queen of Burlesque can be found here.

It’s Burlesque! - Saturday, September 22

Back at the House of Blues, two showings of It’s Burlesque will be offered for fest-goers. Join in the celebration of burlesque as an international gathering as performers from around the world hit the stage. Reserve tickets for the 8:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. show here.

Belle of the Ball - Sunday, September 23

Wind down New Orleans Burlesque Festival weekend with the closing event, Belle of the Ball. Watch as dancers from around the world compete for the title Belle of the Ball, as bestowed upon them by former Burlesque Queens. Tickets for the farewell performance will be available in mid-July. For updates, visit here.