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).

SATURDAY- May 27, 2023



2384 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206

18+ w/ID $45+ Tickets available through Eventbrite or $50 at the door

Doors open at 2:00pm

3:00-5:00pm Matinee Show- Dahlia Strack, Nastya Nice, Chrissy Bunz, Stella Blu, Dandy Red & Sizzlin’ Liz, Tallulah Sweets, Teasy Roosevelt, Tessa TrueHeart, Sparkle Royale, Eerie Rottica, Lux, Lorem Velour, Noelle Reign, and Kitty Kin Evil.

5:00-6:30pm Vending and Virtual Cabaret/Intermission entertainment on the big screen

6:30-9:00pm Evening Show- Cuse City Dancers, Divine Darlings, Whiskey Tango Sideshow, Lulu La Femme, Gina the Machina, Stormy Devine, Harley Foxx, Little Mx. Bunny, CeCe Bombay, Ruby Mirage, Kopy Cat, Viktor Devonne, Mustang Mayhem, Ruby Sparkles, Lady Fingers, Nina Bel Vande, Dickie Smalls, Maestro Maestra, and Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere.

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

1:30-4:00pm Matinee Show- Erin the Axe, Harlow Holiday, Lulu La Femme, Gina the Machina, Femme De Violette, Sadie Soiree, Rider Knightly, Doll E. Deville, Chrissy Bunz & Ghula Mortisse, Raven Nightengale, Kitty Kin Evil, and Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere.

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

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

WORKSHOPS- Will be announced soon on and tickets will also be available on Eventbrite after 5/15.

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