Texas Burlesque Festival is back featuring 2 nights of the best, brightest, glitziest titans of titillation and tease from across Texas, North America and the world! Each night, an Audience Choice winner will be selected from that nights performers.
Full line ups will be posted by April 1st.
Tickets available now: https://my.thelongcenter.org/3548/3549
Due to close proximity of seating, unvaccinated or immuno-compromised guests will be strongly encouraged to wear masks. The venue will be disinfecting all surfaces and hand sanitizer will be available.
Featured Artist - Queertini Time - Austin, TX
Queertini Time is an award-winning, gender-bending burlesque duet from Austin, Texas. Comprised of Eaton Johnson and Shelby Mine, this comedic duo began performing together in 2004 and formally established Queertini Time in 2010. They were featured in the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Movers, Shakers, and Innovators Showcase in 2019, have performed across the United States and Canada, and are thrilled to be back at the Texas Burlesque Festival.
Queertini Time is a potent mixture of striptease, spirit gum, comedy, and camp. This queer cocktail is always shakin’!
photo: Madison Hurley Photography
Headliner - Jeez Loueez - New Orleans, LA
JEEZ LOUEEZ is an award-winning performer known as The Honey Badger of Burlesque! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez Loueez is a powerhouse that’s taken stages across the country by storm. Whether donning a mohawk and her patented “Stank Face”, or serving up classic, glamorous striptease, she’s a consummate force that’s become one of the most memorable personalities of modern burlesque. As an emcee she seamlessly blends high camp, low brow, and relatable comedy to keep the crowds on their toes.
Jeez took home the titles of Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2012, Shimmy Showdown Champion in 2013, and Southern Fried Burlesque Queen in 2014. She’s been voted into the Top 50 Burlesque Industry Figuressince 2010 and was named the #1 burlesque figure in the world in 2019 & 2020. In 2018 she was voted one of the Top 10 Most Influential Figures of the Decade, and in 2023 she was crowned the Reigning Queen of the Tease in New Orleans. A skilled improviser with impeccable comedic timing, Jeez Loueez charmed the crowd at the Greasing of the Poles 2023 as the People’s Choice Award recipient.
A lover of all things behind-the-scenes, she’s the creator of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue which travels throughout the midwest in addition to being the only Black burlesque festival in the world. She’s been involved in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival in her hometown of St. Louis since its inception in 2010 and currently serves as co-producer with Lola Van Ella. In addition to event planning and production, Jeez Loueez works as a dance instructor teaching hundreds of students locally and internationally throughout the year. Her classes and productions have been featured on Autostraddle, Ebony.com, Windy City Live, and season 2 of the Netflix Original series ‘Easy’. Most recently she can be seen causing shenanigans with her partner in showbiz, Lola Van Ella, as Loleezbo, and will be featuring as a lead character in the much anticipated upcoming release ‘Finesse‘.
photo: Josh Vine
MC - Selma Bawdy - Austin, TX
Rolled in all the trappings of old Hollywood glamor, Selma Bawdy is a triple threat: a chanteuse, a classically trained dancer, and full of enough outrageous stories that she may as well be an actress. All the shapeshifting of Selma Bawdy represents classic female impersonation at its finest. Selma is the host of the world-famous Jiggglewatts Burlesque Revue, the most awarded burlesque troupe in the world, and has steered the likes of many shows as an outrageous Femmcee including Dallas All-Con, The Boiz of Austin, Red Hots Burlesque, the International Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival, and many others. Selma and Bobby Barnaby, the man behind the corset strings, are the creators of the Phishnets, San Francisco’s all-drag chorus line, Barnaby’s Babes, The F Show, Barnaby’s Boys & Brunch, and have performed in 15 US States, 13 Countries, and over 40 burlesque, drag, and circus festivals worldwide.
36-24-36 The numbers don’t lie, and as always, standard rates apply.