Tickets for the 6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival, featuring Miss Holly Hock, Hank E Panky, Dirty Martini and dozens more, are now on sale!!

Advanced General Admission is $20
Advanced VIP (front row seats) is $35
General Admission tickets will be available at the door the day of the shows for $30

Get your tickets HERE!!

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2018 MiBF Performers

We are thrilled to have these performers joining us for the 6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival, September 21-22nd at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom in Detroit.

Ada Vice (Michigan)
ALLurrr’em VelvIT (Minnesota)
Autumn Flaunt ‘Em (Colorado)
Ava Adore (Ohio)
Céleste Vé Dette (Michigan)
Chaz Boudoir (Colorado)
Clara Blows/Rogue Burlesque (Massachusetts)
Dish Delish (Michigan)
Dotty Dart and Loretta La Rioux (Michigan)
Eileen Galvin (Ohio)
Ellie Camino (Michigan)
Ember Blaize (Louisiana)
Florence of A’Labia (Illinois)
G. Gordon Libido (Illinois)
Hannah the Hatchet & Erin the Axe (New York)
HBK (Michigan)
Hermione Stranger (Michigan)
Itty Bitty Twitty (Ohio)
Jean Wildest (Illinois)
Kevlar B Lightning (Illinois)
Kitten Von Mitten (Michigan)
Kitty and Eris (Ohio)
Lady Sirène (Michigan)
LaFemme D’Fury (Michigan)
Leena Mynx Allure (Michigan)
Lilith Von Tal (Michigan)
Lottie a la West (Illinois)
Lottie Larouge (New Mexico)
Lulu Munroe (Massachusetts)
Margot Lugosi (Indiana)
Miss Claira Bell (Illinois)
Mona Minx (Michigan)
Monet Ma Cabaret (Illinois)
Ms. Coco Blu (New Mexico)
Phaedra Black (Illinois)
Poppy Poison (Ohio)
Robyn Swing (Minnesota)
Ruby La Louche (Michigan)
Sapphire Savant (Ohio)
Scarlette Two-Face (Michigan)
Tommy Gun (Michigan)
Veda DeVille (Indiana)
Veronica Lockhart (Michigan)
Viola Volta (Toronto)
Wednesday Wilhelm (Michigan)

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2018 MiBF Headliners

We are honored to welcome our 2018 headliners for the 6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival:

Michigan’s own Strawberry Vixen, Miss Holly Hock, who is a multi-award winning performer as well as the Headmistress of the Detroit School of Burlesque, Troupe Leader of Detroit Grand Cabaret and producer of Speakeasy Sundays Monthly Burlesque Revue. She draws much of her inspiration from bygone eras and the glamour of old Hollywood. She has helped create a larger burlesque community and overall appreciation in Southeast Michigan through her hard work and opening of the Detroit School of Burlesque.

Joining us will also be Hank E. Panky who hails from Kansas City, and just LOVES to be your naked storyteller. His page turning bumps and grinds, whether comedic, sensual, or theatrical, will have you reading him from cover to cover. He promises to always deliver you a happy ending. Hank E. Panky is the current reigning King of San Antonio Burlesque and Mr. Leading Man of Hollywood Burlesque. He is also the recipient of the Byrd Productions Physical Theater Scholarship.

and it is our honor to host a one-of-a-kind international burlesque superstar, the sensational DIRTY MARTINI!!! She hails from New York City, and holds the reigning title of Queen of Burlesque – Miss Exotic World 2004, and has been voted as #1 influential burlesque performer from 2009-2012, and 2016 on 21st Century Burlesque, from fans worldwide. She has currently been seen in Detroit with Dita Von Teese’s tour – The Art of the Teese, and we look forward to having her back in town for BOTH NIGHTS of the Michigan Burlesque Festival!!! Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most celebrated personalities in burlesque!

Tickets will go on sale July 15th.


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Looking for performers for the 6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival!

Applications to the 6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival are now open!!!!! 😀

We are looking for:
Burlesque, boylesque, drag, aerialists, fire performers, circus performers, sideshow, comedians, belly dancers, acrobats, clowns, vaudevillians, magicians, performance artists and anything in between!!

Come be part of Michigan’s one-of-a-kind international burlesque and variety showcase. Must be 18+ to apply. Applications close June 15th.

Apply here —>

Headliners this year include:
* Michigan’s own Holly Hock!
* Hank E. Panky from Kansas City!!
* & we are honored to have the incredible Dirty Martini from New York City, who will be joining us for both nights!!!!


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The long awaited videos are up!

Videos of the 5th annual Michigan Burlesque Festival are up for viewing on our YouTube channel. You can click on the button above that says videos, or visit link:

Relive the amazing moments you saw, and get a closer look at your favorite acts of the weekend.

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Thank you for another successful year!

Well, the dust has settled and the red carpets rolled up.

We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for celebrating our 5th anniversary with us! Both nights of the festival showcased some of the most entertaining and diverse burlesque around the U.S., and we couldn’t be prouder.
The venue was packed each night full of performers and patrons alike. It was a weekend to remember! Pictures are being posted, so you can relive some of those glitter filled memories with us.

Thank you deeply to our lighting and sound crew for helping us piece together such a brilliant show. You really helped make our vision come to reality. A special thanks to all of our volunteers and backstage help. There are not enough thanks in the world for you all. Your help goes beyond appreciation and admiration. A shout out to all of our sponsors and vendors for this years festival. Your contributions helped us mold this festival in to something truly grand, and without your constant encouragement and support, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

And of course, the biggest of big thank yous to all the performers, who came to the mitten to celebrate with us. Your acts continue to amaze and inspire us, and we are so delighted to have had the chance to showcase your many talents. Without your endless hours of hard work, and your brilliance on stage, our festival would be nothing. You made it a memorable birthday for us, and we thank you from the bottom of our glittery hearts. ❤ ❤

Until next year!

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Online ticket sales have ended….

But you can still get tickets at the door each night!!! Doors at 7, show starts at promptly 8pm! 

See you there!! 

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