Performer Application

Applications are now open for the 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. We are looking for female and male dancers, troupes, duos, contortionists, singers, magicians, sideshow performers, and variety acts of all kinds. The application is available HERE.

NOBF Videos

Visit our YouTube channel where you can see performance videos from the past seven years of the festival. Go to to see video of some of the greatest burlesque performers from the past and present.

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!