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The Annual Americana Burlesque & Sideshow festival has been bringing the Vaudeville Revival to the city of Asheville, North Carolina for the past eight years. The year 2014 marked the eighth edition of the festival which showcased headlining acts like Coco Lectric and James Taylor among others. Being the only festival of its kind in the region, the festival brings together a string of multi-faceted burlesque and circus artists from all over the country as well as Japan, Germany and Scotland. The Americana Burlesque and Sideshow festival is the ultimate showcase of fashion and expression. This year's edition lasted for three days and entertained a large number of visitors who bought Annual Americana Burlesque tickets.
Burlesque Festivals have been common happening in the bigger cities all over the world. And amidst all that, Future of Tradition brings this festival to comparatively smaller city of Asheville to offer a place for the artists to come and truly express themselves. ABSfest was founded on the core value of Vaudeville's true spirit and offers the artists a place to connect and push their creative boundaries to a whole new level. Asheville Americana Burlesque and Sideshow festival is the brainchild of the festival's executive producer Lauren Onca O'Leary. ABSfest is one of the many productions that are staged by Future of Tradition, a company that has been promoting Asheville's art community since 1999.
Annual American Burlesque and Sideshow Festival is the only event of its kind in southeast. Mostly burlesque festivals take place in comparatively larger cities like New York, Toronto, Boston and San Francisco. Asheville happens to be one of the few smaller cities in the nation to offer something like this to both, visitors and the performers.
The Eighth Annual ABSfest showcased the performances of pole artists and aerialists, who depicted their own brand of political satire through their acts. Burlesque is all about promoting the self-esteem of the underdogs and puts them in the position of control over the mighty. Even though ABSfest has a certain extent of striptease involved in it, but unlike a strip club, Burlesque is all about the social commentary and the notion of beauty. ABSfest offers an experience to both the visitors and performers which empowers them and also lets them celebrate their own self. Burlesque lets its performers to be themselves, and boosts their self-esteem as men and women alike enjoy their distinctiveness.
This year's edition of the festival also featured James Taylor receiving his Artist Recognition Award. James Taylor, who is known for being a sideshow historian, also gave his workshop at the festival where he talked about the nurtured history of the sideshow. Other attractions at the festival also included Texas Burlesque Festival's Coco Lectric, a renowned belly dancer Karolina Lux, Slomski Family Cabaret's Mark Slomski, Mab Just Mab and two local jugglining troupes called Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth. Other performers included Ginger Rockwood, Femme Brulee, Deb au Nare, Dot Mitzvah, Glam Gamz, Mimi Le Yu, Porcelain, Puppie Buffe, Sideshow Bennie, Sadie Hawkins, Swami YoMahmi, Soggy Po Boys and several more.
ABSfest also offered workshops and other development programs throughout the course of its three-day long festivities. Workshops regarding the arts of circus entertainment and burlesque were held to probe those who're interested and to offer professional tips as well. The event kicked off with Music & Burlesque Speakeasy at the Grey Eagle Music Hall followed by a Spectacular Show hosted at the Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club.
Just like its previous versions, the upcoming edition of the Annual Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival is going to get only better. With a much more exciting lineup of acts and events, annual Americana Burlesque tickets will certainly offer something that is worth every penny to the patrons in Asheville.