Burlesque is as popular as ever and the celebrated Las Vegas Burlesque Festival returns in full tasseled force to the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Oct. 8, 9 and 10 (Pictured: LouLou D’Vil).
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival 2015 Promo
Celebrating the Las Vegas burlesque community and beyond, the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival is three days of titillating events designed to satisfy audiences and artists of the well-known performance style.
“We’re doing our best to create a classic burlesque experience with vaudeville elements that will excite the local crowd,” said Cory Royer, executive producer and director of the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival. “Las Vegans have a taste for the finer things, including unparalleled hospitality especially for a deal. With an extremely affordable VIP ticket, locals can take advantage of cabaret style show seating and unlimited cocktails. To my knowledge, no other Las Vegas show or event offers this kind of experience at such a low price.”
Photo credit: Eli Schmidt.
The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival will feature nightly showcases of local and nationally-renown burlesque stars, cocktail mixers, and swap meet-ups. The Thursday night showcase will be emceed by Elvis impersonator Harry Shahoian (Legends in Concert, State Farm commercial), and will feature a costume contest. Attendees can come dressed as Elvis, A showgirl, or their favorite Las Vegas icon for a chance to win prizes, hotel room nights, and $200 in cash.
The Friday night event is the “Best of the Fest” competition. Local and visiting performers will compete for titles including “The Ace of Spades – Best of the Fest Award” partially voted on by the audience. The winner will walk away not only with the pride of earning a title, but also with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. Melody Sweets (Absinthe) is set to be a featured celebrity judge.
The Saturday Night Burlesque Spectacular, hosted by the nationally know “boss of burlesque” herself – Foxy Tann, is the largest, longest and “most spectacular” showcase of the entire Festival.
The evening features live music, an opening comedy/variety act, the crowning of the “Ace of Spades” and some of the most well known, most decorated, most over the top burlesque performers form around the globe including winners of Burlesque Hall of Fame’s 2014 Most Comedic – Kitten N’ Lou; King of Burlesque 2014 – Mr. Gorgeous; 2013’s No. 1 Burlesque Figure in the World (21st Century Burlesque Magazine) – LouLou D’Vil; and Miss Exotic World 2009 – Kalani Kokonuts.
For the second year, the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival will offer a six-course BurlySchool. For the burlesque beginner, a “Burlesque 101” class will be offered for those interested in learning the basics of the art form. More seasoned performers who are looking to sharpen their skills can partake in continuing education classes taught by Festival headliners.
Ticket options include a “Festival Package” which includes entry to all Showcases; burlesque classes; a one-year subscription to Bachelor Pad magazine; and an official festival duffle “goodie” bag. The “Showcase Package” gives access to all showcase events. Tickets are also available for individual Showcase performances. All tickets are sold in three levels: VIP, Premium and General Admission.
- For further information, the complete Festival schedule and ticket purchasing information, visit www.LVBurlesqueFestival.com.
- Host venue the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino is located at 4000 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
- “Like” and follow the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burlesquespectacular.