We're not Broadway, we're not the film industry, we're not major network TV. We are weirdness as entertainment.
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!)
V.I.P. EXPECTED TO SELL OUT EARLY
THREE DAYS OF SHOWS, WORKSHOPS, PARTIES, AND CREATIVE DEBAUCHERY!
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No Workshops or Classes Friday.
SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 IS PUT TOGETHER BY
Design / Associate Producer
SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015 RECAP VIDEO sponsored by TURTLE CREEK COFFEE
MUSIC & VIDEO BY JIAN BASTILLE - TURN UP THE VOLUME!