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Warming Up Vermont’s Coldest Month
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More than 800 people joined us for three shimmering days and two snow melting nights as The Vermont Burlesque Festival “warmed up Vermont” during one of the coldest January winters in recent memory. Local burlesque talent was celebrated, continuing burlesque education and culture was offered, and Vermonters got to witness some of the best burlesque talent hailing from outside of its borders.


More than 55 burlesque performers, comedians, and variety acts graced the two festival stages over a two night period, each night offered a different experience than the other.  The time that remained between each night’s showcase was filled with scintillating burlesque activities, including a burlesque bowling event, burlesque classes and a film festival.   


Opening ceremonies took place on January 24th at Venue Nightclub, followed by a showcase featuring over 25 neo-burlesque, classic burlesque and boylesque performances.  Festivities continued on Saturday, January 25th with classes at Soul Fire Studio, a burlesque bowling competition at Champlain Lanes, and a burlesque showcase extravaganza at Higher Ground; where the biggest and longest  burlesque showcase Vermont had ever witnessed.  Saturday Night’s Showcase ran just under 6 hours, totaling more than 20 hours of burlesque related activities over the entire inaugural weekend.


Saturday night performances included the 2013 Burlesque Hall of Fame’s reigning king of boylesque- Ray Gunn, World-renowned burlesque emcee- Miss Astrid, and Montreal’s own Scarlett James.  Performances by well-known Vermont burlesque groups included Green Mountain Cabaret, Spielpalast Cabaret, Vermont Peep Show, and ARTSFEST.


The 2014 Vermont Burlesque Festival had chosen three philanthropic groups/projects for its 2014 event; a winter coat clothing drive to warm up Vermont’s needy, a breast caner awareness and fundraising drive for The Vermont Cancer Center and a fun(d) raising bowling event for RU12, a Vermont based charity dedicated to celebrating, educating and advocating with and for LGBT Vermonters. 


A full list of participating burlesque performers, comedians, and other artists can be found below.


With the success of the inaugural Vermont Burlesque Festival in 2014, executive producer, Cory Royer, promises there will be another exciting event during the winter of 2015.


See you there!



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The Inaugural Vermont Burlesque Festival

January 2014 - Performers, Events & Sponsors

The 2014 Inaugural Vermont Burlesque Festival was Presented by BlueHair Media in cooperation with Green Mountain Cabaret, benefiting the Vermont Cancer Center, RU12?, the local burlesque community and those in need of a warm coat for the winter.

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The Inaugural Vermont Burlesque Festival

The Vermont Burlesque Festival

2014 Venues

The Vermont Burlesque Festival

2014 Receiving Charities

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The Vermont Burlesque Festival

2014 Headliners

Green Mountain Cabaret

Burlington, VT

Scarlett James

Montreal, QC

The Boston Babydolls

Boston, MA

Cha Cha Velour

Las Vegas, NV

Lili von Schtupp

Hollywood, CA

Miss Astrid

New York, NY

Ray Gunn

Chicago, IL

Spielpalast

Cabaret

Burlington, VT

Peep Show’s

Jonathan Bitchman

&

Quechee George

Winooski, VT

The Vermont Burlesque Festival

2014 Guest Performers

Friday Night Showcase

Saturday Night Showcase

Hosted By:


Leif  Peepers &

Peter Peepers

Burlington, Vermont


Lili VonSchtupp

Hollywood, California

Cha Cha Velour

Las Vegas, Nevada


Mr. Scratch

Boston, Massachusetts


Mina Murray

Boston, Massachusetts


Betty Blaize

Boston, Massachusetts


Red Rocket

Cowansville, Quebec


Dr. Vu

Burlington, Vermont


Elle Rioux

Chicago, Illinois


Phaedra Black

Chicago, Illinois


Pixie Trix

Toronto, Ontario


Kitty Kin Evil

Ottawa, Ontario


Honey Tangerine

New Orleans, Louisiana


Siouxsie Charisse

Burlington, Vermont


Ginge O’Lolly

Burlington, Vermont


Aeshna Mairead

Burlington, Vermont


Alice von Derland

Burlington, Vermont


Ellie Quinn

Richmond, Virginia


Caramel Knowledge

Los Angeles, California


Vera Wylde

St. Johnsbury, Vermont


Merrique Hysteric

Burlington, Vermont


Alexa Luthor

Burlington, Vermont


Trixie Fawkes

Burlington, Vermont


Swizzle Schtick

Burlington, Vermont

Opening Jazz Band:

The Champlain Quartet


Mistress of Ceremonies:


Miss Astrid

New York, New York

Ray Gunn

Chicago, Illinois


Scarlett James

Montreal, Quebec


Boston Babydolls

Boston, Massachusetts


Lili Von Schtupp

Hollywood, California


Cha Cha Velour

Las Vegas, Nevada


Green Mountain Cabaret Sugar Shakers

Burlington, Vermont


Spielpalast

Burlington, Vermont


Quechee George & Jonathan Bitchman

Winooski, Vermont


Alexa Luthor

Burlington, Vermont


Velma Candyass

Montreal, Quebec


Red Rocket

Cowansville, Quebec


Bianca Boom Boom

Toronto, Ontario


Prima Vera

Chicago, Illinois


Damiana Dolce

Montreal, Quebec


Diva La Vida

Chicago, Illinois


Jolie Stripes

Ottawa, Quebec


Pixie Trix

Toronto, Ontario


Kitty Kin Evil

Ottawa, Ontario


Siouxsie Charisse

Burlington, Vermont


Lady Ali Mode

Chicago, Illinois


Vikki Fahrenheit

Las Vegas, Nevada


Koston Kreme

Ottawa, Ontario


Brazen Belles

Cape Cod, Massachusetts


ARTS fest

Brattleboro, Vermont


Ruby Solitaire

New York, New York


Rena LaMarr

Columbus, Ohio


Miss Theresa

Columbus, Ohio


Boobs Radley

Chicago, Illinois


LuLu le Belles Mirettes

Montreal, Quebec


Miss Melicioius

Montreal, Quebec


Vienna Velvette

Burlington, Vermont


Natasha Druhen

Burlington, Vermont


Performances by:

Performances by:

Eric Langlois aka E. Lang aka IrieDJ is a VT based DJ with 25+ years experience in mobile events, club gigs and radio.  With residencies at Club Extreme and Millennium Nightclub in Burlington, VT (previously Second Floor, Lift and now Zen Garden), including guest appearances around New England and overseas, Eric has performed to tens of thousands of event goers over the years.

IrieDJ

Closes each showcase night out.

Midnight - 2am

It’s All That Glitters - What is burlesque?

A Short Film By: Brian C James

Who better to ask than burlesque performers themselves? With this question in mind, I traveled over 14,000 miles across the United States visiting today’s burlesque performers, photographing them in their homes, and asking them: “What does burlesque mean to you?”

For these performers, burlesque is so many things, including fun and empowerment on stage, an escape from life’s doldrums, a fantasy, a career.

Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

A Documentary By: Red Tremmel

Shot between 2001 and 2010, Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival is the story of a goat farm in the middle of the Mojave Desert that became ground zero of the largest burlesque revival since the 1940s. The film focuses on former striptease dancers Jennie Lee (a 1950s labor union organizer for strippers) and Dixie Evans (“The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”) who transform a goat shed into the world’s first and only museum and retirement home devoted to burlesque—Exotic World (a.k.a. The Burlesque Hall of Fame). With little more than a social security check, Jennie and Dixie refuse to let the art of burlesque fade to memory.

2014 Vermont Burlesque Film Festival - Films

The Vermont Burlesque Festival

SOLD OUT HIGHER GROUND

Two hours before the doors even opened for the Saturday Night Showcase, not one ticket remained as the venue was SOLD OUT!

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COMMUNITY BLOG

VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL HISTORY PAGE

The Vermont Burlesque Festival celebrates the local burlesque community and talent, offers continuing burlesque education and culture, introduces the greater Vermont community to culture and talent from outside of its borders, gives to breast cancer research, supports gender equality, promotes health and wellness & projects “love your body” positivity.

Michelle

L’Amour

Scarlett

James  

Blanche

DeBris

The Historic 2016 Festival Headliners

Alexa Luthor    Artsfest     Blanch Boudoir     Bobbi Pins     Brandi Wine   
Brazen Balls     Brazen Belles     Broody Valentino     Curtis Suede     Doctor Vu     
Doña Dragona     Ellie Quinn     Elsa Riot     Felix Elixir     Genie Emerald     Ginge O'Lolly     Green Mountain Cabaret     Gypsy Layne     Innocent Ivy     Kitty “Bang Bang” Halloway    
Kitty Kin Evil   Lady Fierce     Lady Grey's Lovelies     Lady Luck Burlesque     Matt Knife    Merrique Hysteric   Mike Monaco     Mini Teasecake     Nin bel Vande     Pepper Grinds     RaRa Sis Bomba     Revem Gemini     Ruby Mechant & El Malevo     Scarlet Starlet
Bella La Blanc    Spielpalast Cabaret     Trixie Fawkes     Tucker Bowles     Uma ShAdow    
Nikki Champagne     Lady Luck Burlesque     Lady Fierce     Bo Toxique   
Lief Peepers     Kendall Farell     Annie Russell     Hillary Boone  

Scheduled Performers May Be Subject To Change

The House of LeMay

2016 Performances By

Hosted by: Blanche DeBris

Live Music by:


Lady Luck Burlesque

Scarlet Starlet

Kitty Kin Evil

Bobbi Pins

Brandi Wine

Blanch Boudoir

Pepper Grinds

Doctor Vu

Michelle L’amour

INTERMISSION

Brazen Belles

Doña Dragona

Gypsy Layne

Uma ShAdow

Curtis Suede & Brazen Belles

Scarlett James

Michelle L'Amour

Hosted by:

Regional Comedians & Emcees


Leif Peepers

Elsa Riot

Broody Valentino

Gypsy Layne

Hillary Boone

Innocent Ivy

Tucker Bowles

Kitty Bang Bang Halloway

Annie Russell

Trixie Fawkes

Kendall Farrell

Mike Monaco

Curtis Suede

Green Mountain Cabaret




Hosted by: Blanche DeBris

Live Music by: Flowting Bridge


Lady Luck Burlesque

Lady Grey's Lovelies

Scarlet Starlet

Mini Teasecake

Gypsy Layne

Genie Emerald

Artsfest

Ellie Quinn

INTERMISSION

Lady Luck Burlesque

Bo Toxique

Gypsy Layne

Scarlett James

Michelle L'Amour

Hosted by: House of LeMay



Alexa Luthor & Ginge O’Lolly

Matt Knife

Felix Elixir

Raven Gemini

Merrique Hysteric

Ruby Mechant & El Malevo

Bella La Blanc

Ginge O'Lolly

Mike Monaco

Ellie Quinn

Brazen Balls

Blanche DeBris

Spielpalast Cabaret

Green Mountain Cabaret

THURSDAY

OPENING NIGHT 

ArtsRiot

5:30p-8:30p

FRIDAY

GRANITE CITY

Barre Opera House

7:00p-11:00p

SATURDAY

EARLY SHOW

Hilton Burlington

5:30p - 7:30p

SATURDAY

LATE SHOW

Hilton Burlington

8:30p - 11:30p

2016 Nightly Performance Schedule

Keep Checking In, We’re Adding To The Schedule All The Time.

Performance Schedule May Be Subject To Change

Performances Are Not Listed In Any Particular Order

We’d Like To Thank The Following Businesses For Their Support

Vermont Burlesque Festival in the Media

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Miss Astrid

The Historic 2017 Festival Headliners & Performers

Mr.

Gorgeous

Ray

Gunn

      The Green Mountain Cabaret Sugar Shakers

             The Family Peepers     Spielpalast Cabaret

             The Jesse Elder Band     The Brazen Belles        

            The Maple Street Six Jazz & Blues Band

         Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company     Alexa Luthor

           Bombshell La Belle     The Brazen Balls     Doctor Vu

              Vera Wylde     Trixie Fawkes     Brandy Snifter    

          Krotch N Loon     Bo Toxique     Lou Lou Roxy  

       Lacey Stilleto     Matt Knife     Ellie Quinn   

        Scarlet Starlet     Bibi Lolo BangBang

         Alice von Derland    Ginge O’Lolly    

      House of Lemay     Cherry Bourdeaux    

Harlow Holiday     Bobbi Pins     Sky Blew   

  Dee Dee Queen     Heaven Genderfck

    Pepper Grinds     Broody Valentino

     Mr. Jerry Pop & Baron Von Styck

    Brandy Snifter     Aria Delanoche  

   Laci Lovegood     Qualms Galore

Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation

       Jude Dean     Callista Rugo        

         Kitty Kin Evil     Olive Mia

        Mike Monaco     Elsa Riot

            Lady Grey’s Lovelies

             The Betsi Feathers

            Angelica Cardone 

           DJ Wild Bill Vlahos

             Soda Lee Tober   

           Tucker Bowles

              Silvie Bullet

            Les Bunheads

            Luke Warm

              Irie dJ

     

           

PERFORMER LINE UP MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGES PRIOR TO SHOWTIME

April

March