Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Fest returns to Asheville May 24-26


Press release here:

May 24-26, 2013

The 7th Annual ABSfest: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival

ABSfest is now in its seventh year and Neo-Burlesque is only getting BIGGER.

Nominated for Best Show in the Mountain Xpress Readers Choice Awards, ABSfest attracts renowned circus and burlesque artists from around the world.

From trapeze to tease, we have a full weekend of empowerment, education, shopping, and entertainment that no lover of the performing arts can bear to miss. It’s a Juggernaut of Awesome that has spawned the debut of a sister festival, the Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, in Richmond, VA.

Festival Producer Lauren ‘Onça’ O’Leary travels internationally teaching and performing dance, music and stagecraft.

2013 Festival Headliners:

Jo ‘Boobs’ Weldon, author and Headmistress of the NY Academy of Burlesque

Armitage Shanks, the Carny Preacher, Seattle, WA

Cheeky Monkey SideShow, DC

Curtis Eller and his American Circus Band

All tickets & reservation or more information:

Saturday Night Spectacular Tickets Available at  or through the box office.


For Vending or Sponsorship information, contact Rachel Riot at


Doug Cegelis April 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Your link for goes to the wrong site.

Jason Sandford April 18, 2013 - 9:23 am

Thanks. I’ve fixed.

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