The Seventh Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival!


8pm – 11:30pm   OPENING NIGHT MEET & GREET (Galatoire’s 33 Bar – 215 Bourbon Street)
Rub elbows with the burlesque legends of yesteryear and those in the making! Join burlesque stars from around the globe at world-famous Galatoire’s! We’ll be sipping champagne and slurping oysters; formal attire encouraged because you can never have too much sparkle! Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet and have your picture taken with Bourbon Street Burlesque Legend Rita Alexander the Champagne Girl! No admission charge. Sponsored by Champagne Ayala and P&J Oysters. CLICK TO SEE INVITE


2:00 pm   GODDESS OF LOVE INCARNATE Book Signing (Octavia Books – 513 Octavia Street)
Leslie Zemeckis will read, sign, and discuss her new book, Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr. For more information, CLICK HERE.

3:30pm  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) PASTIE POPS with Hazel Honeysuckle $30 CLICK HERE

5:00 pm  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) BELLY DANCE WITH MAD SHAKE APPEAL with Rasa Vitalia $30  CLICK HERE

8:00 pm  THE QUEEN OF BURLESQUE (Harrah’s New Orleans) (Show starts promptly!)
The Main Event brings the best classic striptease dancers together to compete for the title of “Queen of Burlesque.” Expect high over-the-sky glamour! Each solo performance is set to live traditional jazz music. A panel of celebrity judges selects the winner. This is truly a “Night of Stars” presenting the Aurora Borealis of striptease! Tickets $48/$53 CLICK FOR TICKETS

11:00 pm  QUEEN’S BALL (House of Blues – 225 Decatur St.)
This celebration follows the crowning of the 2015 “Queen of Burlesque” at Harrah’s. The new Queen holds court as burlesque dancers from far and wide bump ‘n’ grind on stage. Tickets: General Admission $22, Limited Reserved Seating $37, Table Seating $52 (must be bought it pairs), Balcony Seating $52. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


12:00 Noon  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) FLOOR PLAY with Ginger Valentine. $30 CLICK HERE

1:00 pm  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) TWERKSHOP with Missy Lisa $30 CLICK HERE

3:00 pm  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) PIN-UP STYLING with Rockwell De Vil $45 CLICK HERE

4:30 pm  BURLESQUE WORKSHOP (AC Hotel – 221 Carondelet) JIM THORNTON’S JAZZ FOR BURLESQUE with James G. Thornton. $30 CLICK HERE

8:00 pm  MONDO BURLESQUE (Harrah’s New Orleans)
A variety of burlesque entertainers perform acts that have driven audiences wild at clubs and theaters around the word. Sexy, funny, naughty, and très amusant!  Tickets $33/$38 CLICK FOR TICKETS

11:00pm  BAD GIRLS OF BURLESQUE (House of Blues – 225 Decatur St.)
Luscious and lascivious ladies of burlesque entertain you in this rowdy, standing-room-only show. It’s a celebration of the wicked, the wayward, and the wanton. Tickets: General Admission $22, Limited Reserved Seating $37, Table Seating $52 (must be bought it pairs), Balcony Seating $52. CLICK FOR TICKETS


11:30am – 2:30am  RETRO POOL PARTY AT THE COUNTRY CLUB (634 Louisa Street, in the Bywater)

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  CLOSING TIKI PARTY (Tiki Tolteca, upstairs at Felipe’s Taqueria 310 North Peters St.) Join us for a Tiki-Exotica Closing Bash, sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum and Nola Brewing. Break out those hawaiian shirts and fringe skirts because we’ll be partying with the who’s who of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival!  Tropical attire is very, very encouraged.  Enjoy finely crafted Tiki cocktails and fabulous burlesque performances by local and international burlesque stars! CLICK TO SEE INVITE!