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New Orleans Burlesque Festival
September 14-17, 2017

Event DetailsWhen: September 14-17, 2017
Where: House of Blues and Harrah’s Casino
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For centuries, the French Quarter has been a hotspot for burlesque entertainment. What better way to celebrate this tradition than with the 9th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival?

Burlesque in New Orleans

From the 1940s to 1960s, Bourbon Street featured the largest concentration of burlesque clubs in the United States, and people would travel from all over the world to experience the glamour, music and excitement from famous dancers, like Lily Christine the Cat Girl and Evangeline the Oyster Girl.

Today, New Orleans plays a huge role in the modern-day burlesque revival, bringing back the golden age of classic striptease entertainment.

With this goal in mind, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival will be held once again this year in the French Quarter, showcasing some of the best burlesque dancers in the world!

The Festival

Since its premiere in 2009, the Burlesque Festival has grown bigger and better each year. What started as a single competition now features parties, showcases, discussion panels, workshops and more!

The main showcases and parties this year will take place at three famous New Orleans venues, House of Blues, Harrah’s Casino, and The Civic Theater.

The Year’s Events

Mondo Burlesque
Friday, September 15 at Harrah’s New Orleans, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

A variety of burlesque entertainers from theaters and clubs around the world will perform.

Bad Girls of Burlesque
Friday, September 15 at the House of Blues, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy your evening with some of burlesque’s rowdiest ladies at this showing in the heart of the French Quarter.

The Queen of Burlesque
Saturday, September 17, at The Civic Theater, 8 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)

Classic striptease dancers bring all the glamour to this competition for “Queen of Burlesque.” A celebrity panel of judges selects the winner from the world-famous competitors as they dance to live jazz music.

It’s Burlesque!
Saturday, September 17, at House of Blues, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the art of burlesque with an international gathering of performers.

For photos, schedules, tickets and more information about the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, visit the event’s website at

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