Apply to be a 2019 Perfomer


Our Application Form is at the bottom of the page, but we highly encourage you read the following information before applying

We are so excited that you are interested in joining the long list of talented individuals who have participated in ABurlyQ.

We don’t discourage anyone from applying. However, here are some styles we prefer.

Solo Burlesque Artists (Such as: Classic, Neo-burlesque, Contemporary, Gorelesque…)


Burlesque Duets

Vaudeville Acts of all types

Burlesque Group Numbers

Drag Queens

Drag Kings

Belly Dancers; soloists, duets, and groups

Boylesque Acts; soloists, duets, and groups

Circus/Side Show Performers of all types

Vintage Vaudeville Tributes


Acrobats and Acrobalance

Cabaret Acts


Compete for the glory

We are a competition festival that accepts between 3 and 6 artists per category in order to accept both competition and non-compete artists to the festival.

*Note: Our competition categories are chosen yearly by the Acceptance Committee based on the year's submissions. Competing is optional, but spaces are limited. If you are not accepted to compete, you may still be selected to perform in a showcase.

In the past our categories have included:

Best Soloist

Most Classic

Best Boylesque

Best of The Neo Burlesque

Best Duet/Group/Troupe

Most Comedic

Best of the Sideshow Arts

Best Variety Act

*The winner of our yearly Top Category will be invited back the following year as a Feature Performer.


What you get

if you’re accepted

Access to a Thursday meet and greet event, both Friday & Saturday night showcases, cast and crew afterparties, AND a Sunday Funday field trip to a great local attraction

Custom festival swag bag

Access to special room rates at our host hotel

Opportunity to compete for a dazzling custom trophy

Inclusion on our website, social media network, and show poster


final notes before you apply

All Applicants

  • ***Standard Application Process has been extended until November 24, ending at 11:59pm MST. The fee is just $15 for 2 submissions.

  • Our Late Application Process now runs from November 25th-December 1st, ending at 11:59pm MST. The fee is then $25 for 2 submissions.

  • All applicants will be notified of their acceptance and applicable competition category on or before December 17th.

  • Applicants are welcome to submit more than one application to the festival- there are no limits for showcasing your skills. You may also be accepted for multiple shows/categories.

  • Professional quality videos are not essential. We are looking to get a feel for your stage presence, technical ability, costume, and so on.

  • We are looking to view whole acts, not teasers.

  • Nudity laws differ by location. Please note if your costume will change dramatically from your submission video.

Sideshow & Vaudeville Performers

  • You may submit clips, montages, etc. for your application. In the act description field, please detail what it is that you would like to do onstage so that we may prevent placing similar acts too closely together.


Please complete the form to Apply for ABurlyQ 2019

Legal Name *
Legal Name
Are you at least 21 years of age? *
Due to our venue's liquor license, in order to perform you must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID by 3/28/2019.
Phone *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
**Acts may not exceed 6 minutes.
**Acts may not exceed 6 minutes.
choose one
I understand that per local laws and ordinances, I will not be permitted to strip below pasties and areas covered by g-string/merkin, nor expose either bare breasts or genitals while onstage. *

$15 required at time of submission.

*IMPORTANT* include your Legal AND Stage Names in the notes section of your transaction.

For other questions, comments, or concerns, contact us directly