First Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival Debuts in Detroit Sept. 21

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Burlesque performers from around the world to perform at inaugural festival. Advanced tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets.

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“Some people think that burlesque is just one kind of entertainment, but this festival will help audiences to discover dozens of different genres of this art form”

Acclaimed performers from around the world will come together on September 21, 2013 for the first annual Michigan Burlesque Festival. A wide variety of burlesque entertainment will grace the stage at Detroit’s Hastings Street Ballroom/Tangent Gallery including: acrobatics, trapeze, silks, chains, hula hooping, traditional striptease, vocal numbers, veil fan dancing, bawdy comedy and more.

“Some people think that burlesque is just one kind of entertainment, but this festival will help audiences to discover a dozen different genres of this art form,” said Valencia Starling, co-owner of Fancy Pants Arts and Entertainment, and producer of the festival. “This will be a fantastic event to sample burlesque in all of its’ forms and examine what suits your personal taste.”

Headliners for the evening include The Weird Sisters Circus aerial troupe (http://xosarah.com/weirdsisters), Cleveland’s burlesque queen Bella Sin (http://bellasin.weebly.com), and Detroit’s very own Lushes LaMoan. Host for the evening will be the delectable and vibrant Foxy Tann and DJ Shane Bang will be providing audible pleasures. In addition to the star-studded line-up, the Tangent Gallery will be booming throughout the night, lined with artists and merchants displaying and selling their crafts, apparel, sweet treats and more!

The First Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival is produced by Fancy Pants Arts & Entertainment of Ann Arbor. Sponsors for the event are Vault of Midnight, Underground Sounds, The GetUp, Montabahn Pasties, Treat Dreams, Rock the Booth, Fantasy Attic Costumes, FancyFeather.com, Noir Leather, Nice Shirt and Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
The First Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival
featuring the Weird Sisters, Bella Sin, Lushes Lamoan and more!
Hastings Street Ballroom - 715 E. Milwaukee St. Detroit, MI 48202
Tickets $15 advanced/day of show or $20 for VIP

Advanced tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/440311 .

Website: http://fancypantsa2.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichiganBurlesqueFestival

For more information on the performers, press clippings, hi-res photos, poster art, interview opportunities and press passes, please contact Valencia Starling at: fancypantsa2(at)gmail(dot)com .

About Brown Paper Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com), the Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, revolutionized the industry over a decade ago by being the first online ticketing company to offer free, professional tools for ticketing any-sized gathering. They continue to champion the rights of ticket-buyers by providing the most service for the lowest fee in the industry. The company also donates 5 percent of the profit from each ticket sale to build communities and non-profits, pays its employees to work 40 hours of community service each year for the cause of their choosing and they employ a team of “Doers” - experts in industries such as music, new media, the maker community, roller derby. burlesque and more, in an effort to fix, improve and revolutionize the communities where we live, work and play.

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