Headliner Highlight: Jeez Loueez

It’s the “Honey Badger of Burlesque” herself. This award-winning “Power House of the Midwest” is the producer of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly Revue and LEZ Dance. She is also an assoc. artistic director of the Show-Me Burlesque Festival. She was crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2012 (being the first African American winner), 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Jeez is a lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics. For more information on Jeez Loueez, visit her website at: http://jeezloueez.me


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Headliner Highlight: Mr. Gorgeous

This New York sensation has charmed stages all around the globe with his comedic and charismatic approach to contemporary burlesque. An honored guest to Dita Von Teese’s touring show “Strip Strip Hooray;” it is no wonder that he won “Most Comedic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2013, and “Mr. Exotic World – King of Boylesque” in 2014. For more information on Mr. Gorgeous, visit his website at:


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Headliner Highlight: Red Rum

Known as the “Queen of Halloween”, Red Rum is infamous for her unique theatrical burlesque and performance pieces, that combine elements of sex, death and humor. She is the co-producer at Pervesk’ Presents in Chicago. For more information on Red Rum, visit her webpage at: http://redrumperformanceart.com/home.html



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Headliner Highlight: Bella Sin

Cleveland’s Queen of Burlesque returns to the Michigan Burlesque Festival. Bella is a producer for the Ohio Burlesque Festival, an instructor at the Cleveland Burlesque Academy, and boss lady for award-winning burlesque troupe, Le Femme Mystique. She is a dedicated LGBT and women’s right activist, and is about to launch the first Hispanic Burlesque Showcase in Cleveland on May 5th. To check out more information about Bella, visit her webpage at: http://www.BellaSin.com


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Find us on Facebook!

Incase you need that reminder since it a few months away, you can follow the event page for the 5th annual Michigan Burlesque Festival here —–> MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL EVENT PAGE

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Applications for the 5th annual Michigan Burlesque Festival are now open!

We are looking for: burlesque, boylesque, drag, dancers, musicians, singers,hula hoopers, fire performers, acrobats, aerialists, sideshow performers, magicians, comedians & vaudevillians, and everything in between.

Application deadline is June 15th, 2017

Click link below for more details and application! 😀


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A Big Thanks!

We wanted to reach out and thank all of the many people that helped make our 2016 festival absolutely amazing. We worked long hours to make sure to bring Michigan the biggest variety show around. And with the help of many amazing volunteers, staff, and all of the talented performers, we had a successful and fun weekend.

We couldn’t have asked for a more phenomenal festival. So thank you again for taking part, and helping us continue to grow and succeed. We are super excited for this year’s festival, being our 5th year anniversary! We hope you can join us again (September 15th-16th), as we celebrate another extraordinary year for Michigan burlesque.

Tickets will go on sale August 2017

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