The 9th Annual ABSfest: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival

May 22, 2015 – May 24, 2015 all-day America/New York Timezone
Around Asheville NC


2015 Festival Headliners:

  • Mr. Gorgeous, King of Burlesque from the West Coast

  • Sidetracked Theatre, two-woman storytelling comedy duo from Philly

  • Mab Just Mab, DC’s Own Sideshow Girl

  • Brother Ben Wisdom of the New Orleans Snake Oil Festival

  • The Judy Chops, Virginia Mountain Swing

and so many more! Interviews and media spots are available with many of our artists. Festival Producer Lauren ‘Madame Onça’ O’Leary travels internationally teaching and performing dance, music and stagecraft.



Locations Around Asheville, NC


Grey Eagle Music Hall

185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

8pm The Annual Live Music & Burlesque Speakeasy, with music by the Judy Chops

10:30pm GlitterDome! Last Pasties Standing Comedy Improv, hosted by Sadie Hawkins

$15 each show, $25 for both.



Saturday Spectacular Show:

Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club

101 Biltmore Ave. Asheville NC 28801

Doors at 7pm

$25 General Admission, $45 VIP seating with goody bags.

Starring award-winning Mr. Gorgeous, Sidetracked, and many more. Enjoy the phenomenal talent of the Burlesque world in a full immersion experience! This is the show to never, EVER miss in Asheville. VIP are always assured a chair near the action.



Burlesque Brunch Cabaret

Grey Eagle Music Hall

185 Clingman Ave  Asheville, NC 28801

12:30-2pm $12.

Hosted by New Orleans very own Reverend Pastor Father Brother Ben Wisdom, it’s an idyllic ‘spiritual’ cure for the end-of-ABSfest blues. This show sold out last year!


Friday through Sunday Workshops:

Burlesque, Circus and Business Workshops

M & L Center, French Broad Food Co-op

90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801

Train with artists from around the country in the ABSfest Sexy Seminary in stagecraft, circus arts, fire performance, burlesque and more. Open to all levels! Dive on in!

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