Yes, it’s true, even Burlesque is bigger in Texas! As the resurgence of “Burly-Q” thrusts itself more into the mainstream and national spotlight with movies like BURLESQUE! with Cher and shows like America’s Got Talent,the Texas Burlesque Fest offers a uniquely Austin-tatious event for the bump and grind enthusiast. Experience a mind boggling array of talented Burlesque Beauties, Cabaret Queens and New Vaudevillians from Texas and across the USA at Austin’s home for edgy entertainment- The ND ( formerly known as The Independent).
The Lone Star State will be well represented with performers from Dallas,Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and of course Austin as well as Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, L.A., Denver,Seattle,Vancouver, and many more!
“We expanded the fest to 3 nights last year and it proved to be the right choice ” states fest director and producer Lynn Raridon. “Therefore we plan to keep Thursday Night as our Nouveau Nuit and are looking to feature new performers and troupes wanting to break into the national scene and/or provide a venue for seasoned performers to debut new routines. ” The Friday night show’s theme this year is Old School Rules! and will feature 1960’s- 70’s Burlesque icons Shannon Doah, Tiffany Carter, and the inimitable sex performance pioneer (Dr.) Annie Sprinkle!,. ” We are thrilled to have Annie Sprinkle as our featured special guest this year!” continues Raridon. “Many people do not know about Annie’s pioneering role as a burlesque performer. Annie will be our MC Friday night and will give a presentation, open to the public, covering her performance history Saturday and then sit on the judges panel that night with Shannon and Tiffany for the competition!” Finishes Raridon,”We are anticipating some last minute additions and surprises/guests as, despite the struggling economy,interest in the fest continues to grow and has been amazing!”
Thursday and Friday night’s performers will be competing for the Audience Choice Award. Saturday night’s grand finale will feature a stellar line up of the nations best competing in 5 award categories with a headlining performance from New Orleans legend Perle Noire and Austin’s own Jigglewatts and Pole Dance sensation Erotic rain. Keeping it all running smoothly as the Mistresses of Ceremony will be dueling red headed divas from Denver: Miss Cora Vette ( Thurs and Sat) and Big Mama Red (Thurs)! As a promoter of all that is sex positive, Forbidden Fruit is the perfect sponsor for this event!
The last 3 festivals have been unprecedented successes with sold out shows and we expect this year to be no different!
Doors 7:30 show 8:30 every night of the fest. Tickets are $15 general admission, $25 VIP seating onsale at all FrontGate ticket outlets and online at http://www.frontgatetickets.com
Full Fest info at http://www.texasburlesquefest.com
For Additional Information:
For Event Coordination, Media Relations, & Sponsorship Opportunities:
Lynn Raridon (512) 461-2355 – TexasBurlesqueFest@gmail.com
For Inquiries Regarding Performances/Applications
CoCo Lectric firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews, high resolution images, festival and performer information available upon request.
Press photography and show access passes available in advance with valid press credentials only.
Annie Sprinkle http://www.anniesprinkle.org
Shannon Doah ( includes pics of Tiffany Carter) http://vintageshowgirl.com/SHANNON%20DOAH.htm
Perle Noire http://perlenoireburlesque.biz/
Cora Vette http://www.coravette.com