Performer Application

Applications are now open for the 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. We are looking for female and male dancers, troupes, duos, aerial, contortionists, singers, magicians, sideshow performers, and variety acts of all kinds. We welcome all styles: classic, neo, cosplay, nerdlesque, etc… The application is available HERE. Extended Deadline is Monday, May 23th.


Tickets are not currently on sale for 2016. We are working on getting them on sale as soon as possible. We suggest you check back here at the end of May for an update. There will be plenty of tickets available, so you don't have to worry about it selling out anytime soon. If you have any other specific questions, email us at

Rita Alexander

Meet legendary Bourbon Street burlesque star, Rita Alexander the Champagne Girl at the 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Miss Alexander headlined the Sho-Bar on Bourbon Street in the 60s.

The 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival September 15 – 18, 2016

The Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival is an international burlesque festival, known for crowning the top classic striptease dancer as the “Queen of Burlesque.” We assemble the most glamorous and eye-popping burlesque dancers in the world to perform over three nights in sultry New Orleans. Comic emcees, singers, and variety acts flesh out the shows to provide the most entertaining, classy, and risqué showcases you’ll ever see. Celebrate this classic form of adult entertainment that made Bourbon Street famous worldwide!