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Salt City Burlesque & Vaudeville Arts Festival

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The Salt City Burlesque Festival is a celebration of burlesque and vaudeville arts to be held in Syracuse, New York over Memorial Weekend 2023.  

The two-day event will include a total of 3 showcases, workshops, and a closing party featuring a plethora of local, regional, and national/international performance artists at The Palace Theater and Wunderbar.


The event will be headlined by the current reigning "Miss Exotic World" also known as the Burlesque Hall of Fame "Queen of Burlesque" Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere. An afro-indigenous artist hailing from Kahnawake, Quebec, and recently voted the second most influential burlesque figure in the world, Lou Lou will be returning to Syracuse for the second time this May. She will perform her award-winning act on The Palace stage in our first official large comeback since we last hosted the previous Miss Exotic World in February of 2020, just 2 weeks shy of total shut down across the globe. The troupe is extremely proud to come full circle and hopes to make the festival an annual event.


Feature performers include Kitty Kin Evil (Ottawa, ON) and Maestro Maestra (Syracuse, NY).

**Casting is still currently underway, applications are open to performance artists now through March 12. To apply please visit

*Full lineups for each day of showcases and workshops will be announced once casting is complete.


SATURDAY- May 27, 2023


2384 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206

18+ w/ID    $40+   Tickets available through Eventbrite

Doors open at 2:00pm

3:00-5:00pm Showcase 1

5:00-7:00pm Vending and Virtual Cabaret/Intermission entertainment on the big screen

7:00-9:00pm Showcase 2

9:30-10:30pm Musical Entertainment

-Theatre will close to public at 11:00pm


SUNDAY-May 28, 2023


201 S. West St., Syracuse, NY 13202

21+ w/ID        $30+   Tickets available through Eventbrite

Doors open at 1:00pm

2:00-4:00pm Showcase

4:00-6:00pm Closing Party featuring DJ Shaykey

-Wunderbar will close to the public at 6:00pm







WORKSHOPS- Will be announced soon.


Event details will be updated regularly. Please check back. Questions? Email us at

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