The 4th Annual Windy City Burlesque Festival is going to add even more sizzle to Chicago's summer. Join us for a cavalcade of feathers, rhinestones, fans, sparkle, sass, and sexy fun as performers from all over the world descend on the Windy City to strut their stuff. This year's headliners are Seattle's Iva Handfull, Portland's Russell Bruner, and St Louis's Jeez Loueez. Featured Performers include Kitten Deville ( Los Angeles ), Penny Starr Jr ( Los Angeles ), Paris Green ( Chicago ), Lady Jack ( Chicago ), Red Rum ( Chicago ), and Tiffany Carter ( Las Vegas ).
We'll start with a world-class opening night party where you can get your first glamour fix at your favorite price point: free! You'll get a chance to meet and mingle with the lovely ladies and dashing gents who will hit the stage this year, while getting a special preview show at the same time.
And that's just the beginning.
Thursday through Saturday, we take over Stage 773 for five fabulous shows featuring burlesque and variety acts. WCBF proudly celebrates diversity of performers, styles, body types, sexual identities, and topics. Showcasing talent from all over the world, this year's fest will continue to cement Chicago's standing as a premiere burlesque destination.
As always, if the burlesque bug bites you during the fest, we'll be having our trademark classes and workshops on June 21st. Whether you're a daisy-fresh newbie or a seasoned pro, our workshops offer you a fun opportunity to learn from the best!
The Windy City Burlesque Festival
June 18, 2014 — 8pm FREE Opening Night Party
June 19th - 8pm "Anything Goes" Show
June 20th — 8pm "Classic Burlesque" Show and 10 pm "Anything Goes" Show
June 21st — Daytime workshops, 8pm "Pop Culture" Show, 10pm "Anything Goes" Show, Midnight "Naughty" Show
Stage 773 — 1225 W Belmont Ave - Chicago IL 60657