On March 22, 2014, the fourth annual Southern Fried Burlesque Fest was officially in full swing as the event began March 20, and goes through March 23. The festival is being held at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria in Atlanta, Ga.
A simple definition to those new to "burlesque" and the music behind it - 'Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.'
"We have created this festival to support and showcase all facets of the neo-burlesque revival in the areas of classic, humorous, conceptual, acrobatic, etc. We’re bringing you the most amazing, creative, and talented group of burlesque vaudeville and variety performers in one place.
Our goal for this event is to not only showcase the amazing talents the Southeast has to offer, but to also show the Southeast the amazing talents the rest of the world has to offer. It will be a weekend of burlesque goodness for all!" - Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
In addition to enjoying classes and workshops, performers, photographers and teachers, guests do not want to miss other venues as well.
The venues include the vendor market, the Southern Fried Burlesque Pageant, The Southern Scorcher All-Southern Revue, after parties and more. There are many seasoned as well as new looks at this event.
Some of the top 10 faces (and talents) chosen randomly from the festival's website to see at event:
- Burlesque Queen Lola Le Soleil
- Chad Sanborn
- Iris Le'Mour
- Diego Wolf
- Cora Vette
- Talloolah Love
- Paco Fish
- The Sisters Von Schtick
- Delinda d'Rabbit
- Tifa Tittlywinks
Learn more about the above talent in the Photo Listing. Also learn more about the festival at perspective links and at Schedule of Events. One of the judges at this event is legendary Penny Starr, Sr.!
Helpful Links and Contacts for Festival Guests:
- SFBF Facebook Fan Page
- SFBF Flickr Group
- SFBF Twitter
- Atlanta Airport
- Atlanta Travel Guide
- MARTA - Public Transit
- Presented by: Syrens of the South Productions and Katherine Lashe
- Sponsor Coordinator: Sunny Midnight
- Vendor Coordinator: Kisa Von Teasa
- Talent Coordinator: Ursula Undress
- Talent Coordinator: Brie Brioche