SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL is a variety arts festival that debuted in New Orleans June 19th of 2015. The event features three days of the very best in burlesque, side show, music, comedy, circus and other forms of alternative entertainment from the Big Easy and around the world.
Whether you are an artist looking for a supportive platform, or a spectator looking for a unique show, we have the perfect remedy.
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WHAT IS SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL?

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL is a variety arts festival that debuted in New Orleans June 19th of 2015. The event features three days of the very best in burlesque, side show, music, comedy, circus and other forms of alternative entertainment from the Big Easy and around the world. Whether you are an artist looking for a supportive platform, or a spectator looking for a unique show, we have the perfect remedy.

Join us for three days of shows at the legendary Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Featuring workshops, classes, and seminars by well respected performers. Snake Oil's application process for performers is active right now.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Freaks, Geeks, and Weirdos! Welcome to the Snake Oil Festival! The Snake Oil Festival is New Orleans' only event dedicated to preserving the art and spirit of America's rich circus and sideshow history. During the 19th Century, traveling medicine shows brought incomprable and unmatched entertainment to America's masses. Combining the seductive arts of burlesque, the oddities of the sideshow, hilarious comedy, preaching, mystics, music and of course showmanship, the snake oil medicine shows offered the cure all for the ailments of the American psyche.

Not only were the medicine shows an antidote to boredom and mediocrity, but the roots of this unique experience stood at the vanguard of the American entertainment industry and spawned generations of legendary talent.

Live entertainment has always been a force that unifies communities and connects all of us to one another. No place exemplifies this idea more than the city of New Orleans. Through classes, performance and networking opportunities all set in the iconic cultural Mecca that is the Crescent City, The Snake Oil Festival seeks to create opportunities for artists and spectators alike to participate in a uniquely entertaining and educational partnership, which helps the traditions of grassroots entertainment to thrive.

Join us for this amazing experience in June 24, 25 and 26, 2016!

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Above is our promo video by Jian Bastille, who also composed and performed the song. Choose full-screen, make sure it's on 1080p HD, and turn it up! (Bass Boost recommended!)


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JUNE 24
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

No Workshops or Classes Friday.

JUNE 25
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Le Shimmy with Karolina Lux, Saturday, 1:00pm, June 25, 2016.

Stagecraft with Mab Just Mab, Saturday 2:00pm, June 25, 2016.

Bounce Class with Heather Loop, Saturday, 3:00pm, June 25, 2016.

Half as Old as Time (A Lecture of Novelty & Variety Entertainment History) This class is $20 but you get $10 off when you purchase a ticket for Hoochie Coochie Babylon.
Just Lecture:

Lecture & Hoochie Coochie Babylon:

JUNE 26
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Producing and Directing Variety Shows Based On Your Vision with Angela Eve Sunday, 1:00pm June 26, 2016.

Glass Walking Workshop with Marlo Marquise, Sunday, 2:00pm, June 26, 2016.

New Orleans Drag Workshop with Vinsntos DeFonte, Sunday, 3:00pm, June 26, 2016.


APPLICATIONS

*PERFORMER APPLICATIONS HAVE ENDED (MAR 27)



SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 ARTISTS

  • All
  • BURLESQUE
  • MUSIC
  • SIDESHOW
  • VARIETY
  • EMCEE

Mab Just Mab

VARIETY
Website

James Taylor

HISTORIAN
Website

Marlo Marquise

SIDESHOW
Website

Karolina Lux

BURLESQUE
Website

Dr. Sick and This Stunted Sextette

MUSIC
Facebook

St. Cecelia's Asylum Chorus

MUSIC
Website

Donny Vomit

EMCEE
Facebook

Vinsantos

VARIETY
Facebook

BEN WISDOM

EMCEE
Facebook

Silk Road Cabaret

BELLYDANCE
Facebook

Bella Blue

BURLESQUE
Website

Arty Dodger

SIDESHOW
Facebook

Bette Machete

VARIETY
Website

Felix Elixir

BURLESQUE
Website

Gar Gar

MUSIC
Website

LeTabby Lexington

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Maria Bella

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Martika Daniels

BURLESQUE
Website

Nola Amazingh

VARIETY
Facebook

Persé Fanny

VARIETY
Facebook

Gideon Hodge

VARIETY
Facebook

Remy Dee

BURLESQUE
Instagram

Charlotte Treuse

BURLESQUE
Website

Nikki LeVillain

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Ammunition

VARIETY
Facebook

Angela Eve

VARIETY
Facebook

Danny Borneo

SIDESHOW
Website

Eva La Feva

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Gaige

SIDESHOW
Website

Kitson Sass

VARIETY
Facebook

Pistol Prudence

VARIETY
Facebook

Nox Falls

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Salem

VARIETY
Facebook

Sally Marvel

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Shimmy Shakti

VARIETY
Facebook

Ula Uberbusen

VARIETY
Facebook

Ember Blaize

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Lune Noirr

BURLESQUE
Website

Mariposa Bop

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Mena Domina

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Miranda Tempest

VARIETY
Facebook

Quenie O'Hart

MUSIC
Facebook

Tsarina Hellfire

VARIETY
Facebook

We're not Broadway, we're not the film industry, we're not major network TV. We are weirdness as entertainment.

James Taylor, Sideshow Historian

‘Magic’ is truly the only appropriate word for this weekend.

Eva La Feva, 21st Century Burlesque

The Devil don't want ya to see it, but we're gonna show ya anyways!

Ben Wisdom

It's not just the show we've always wanted to produce, it's the show we've always wanted to see.

Little Luna


PRODUCERS

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 IS PUT TOGETHER BY

Ben Wisdom

Producer

Little Luna

Producer

Jian Bastille

Design / Associate Producer

Howlin Wolf

Venue

NEWS / APRIL 2016

TICKETS SALES ARE LIVE

We fully expect VIP tickets will sell out quite early, so reserve your tickets ASAP!


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015 - WHAT YOU MISSED

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SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015 RECAP VIDEO sponsored by TURTLE CREEK COFFEE



MUSIC & VIDEO BY JIAN BASTILLE - TURN UP THE VOLUME!


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