SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III

JUNE 15-16-17

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL is a variety arts festival that takes place in the beautiful city of New Orleans. The event features three days of the very best in sideshow, burlesque, music, comedy, circus arts and other forms of alternative entertainment from 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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WELCOME TO SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III (2017)

Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to the SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL! The Snake Oil Festival is New Orleans' premier event dedicated to preserving the art and spirit of America's rich sideshow, burlesque and variety entertainment history. Join us this June 15th, 16th and 17th at the world famous Howlin’ Wolf for three nights of exciting shows and two days of interactive workshops featuring the world’s best in the variety business. Starring Headliners: Queen of the Quake - Kitten de Ville, Burlesque Legend - Val Valentine, The Pain Proof Princess - GoGo McGregor, The Renegade Showgirl - Angela Eve, New Orleans Comedian - Corey Mack, and dozens of performers from around the world!

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, purveyors of medicinal cure-alls known as snake oil salesman, crisscrossed the landscape of the United States hawking their sometimes dubious concoctions to a hungry and unsuspecting populace. In order to make sure that they always had an audience for their elaborate and entertaining sales pitches, the snake oil salesman would employ a vast array of entertainers to draw in and enthrall the locals. These entertainers were experts in the arts of circus, sideshow, music, singing, comedy and dancing, and often featured oddities and curios. The traveling medicine shows ranged from large to small, with some pulled in just a few carts by a team of horses to full scale productions that could only fit in semi-trucks. No matter what their size, the traveling medicine shows were always the most fun and unique productions to be featured in small and rural communities. In the last two decades America has seen a resurgence of the type of entertainment featured in the snake oil shows. We are honored to be a part of that revival and to be able to present to you some of the most talented and acclaimed performers working in these fields today. Live entertainment has always been a force that unifies communities and connects all of us to one another. Through performances, workshops and networking opportunities, all set in the iconic cultural mecca that is New Orleans, the Snake Oil Festival seeks to create opportunities for artists and spectators alike to participate in a one of a kind, captivating and educational partnership, which helps the traditions of grassroots entertainment to thrive.



Snake Oil Festival 2016 Highlight Reel with Video and Remix by Jian Bastille (Live Video by Jerry McLaughlin, original music by ISIS GATE)


Snake Oil Festival III Official video and 2017 theme coming soon!


 

The Third Annual Snake Oil Festival headlined
by "The Queen of the Quake", Kitten de Ville!

Known as "The Embodiment of Burlesque", Kitten de Ville performs and headlines across the United States and Europe. Kitten is credited as one of the originators of the New Burlesque movement. Starting her career in 1994 with The Los Angeles based troupe, The Velvet Hammer, whose sold-out shows were responsible for reviving the Art of Burlesque . Kitten de Ville is an award-winning international burlesque superstar. Some of the titles that Kitten has won are Miss Exotic World 2002 and Queen of the Quake. This multi-talented kitten also produces a successful Rock & Roll StripShow and runs her own school of burlesque in her hometown in SoCal.



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APPLICATIONS

THE DEADLINE FOR PERFORMER APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 1st, 2017




WORKSHOPS - TICKETS

FRIDAY JUNE 16 @ 7PM
James Taylor and Val Valentine "History and Legends of Burly-Q"

Variety arts historian, James Taylor reveals the history and legends of burlesque. Learn about the history of surprising twists, turns, and peelin's in service to the raciest entertainment that ever graced the stage as burlesque legend, Val Valentine brings these stories to life. James and Val trace the burlesque biz from America’s Civil War era, through America’s heartland, into the dawn of the last century, connecting the dots between burlesque and the traveling carnival.



SATURDAY JUNE 17 @ 3PM
Booty Bounce with Heather Loop

Learn how to bounce like a pro! Heather Loop wants to share her skills and wants you to exercise your freedom to shake your ass!


Based on Heather's years of experience as a dancer for Big Freedia, this class will focus on the basics of proper bounce dancing including fundamentals like hip isolations, hip openers, back arches, proper stances, etc. Learn how to twerk, tick, and ass tassel twirl. And when you wanna put your moves to work in the club, learn how to ward off unwelcome attention.


Drop your inhibitions and get a serious work out while you're at it! Stretching will be required before each class. Bring water and wear booty shorts.



SATURDAY JUNE 17 @ 4PM
Turn and Kick Technique with Bella Blue

Up your burlesque game by learning how to turn and kick like a pro with world renowned burlesque artist and educator, Bella Blue. In this workshop, Bella will help you to hone your dancing skills by teaching you proper ballet technique and structural alignment that will allow you to accomplish higher kicks and tighter turns. In addition, you will learn stretching and balancing exercises that will increase your dancing efficiency and improve your technique. For this workshop, be sure to wear heels that you can easily dance in and clothing that is form fitting.


Bella Blue is a world traveling burlesque performer and the Head Mistress of the New Orleans School of Burlesque. She is also the producer of the monthly Dirty Dime Peepshow and the weekly Whiskey and Rhinestones.



SUNDAY JUNE 18 @ 2PM
Lips and Hips with Priestess Lilith Dorsey

Legend and Lore of N.O. Voodoo


The final day of Snake Oil Festival opens in the mysterious realm of Voodoo. Learn about the history, observation and traditions of the almost 300 year old New Orleanian religion from author, filmmaker and Voodoo Priestess Lilith Dorsey. Voodoo in New Orleans is a religion like no other. It was born and bred on the backs of an oppressed and enslaved people who developed a language of resistance through music, dance, and worship that spoke to save their souls.


This workshop will examine legendary historical figures like Marie Laveau and Dr. John Montanee, up through to the modern marvels who practice in the Crescent City today. There will be practical information about how to get started by joining a spiritual house, or respectfully leaving offerings. In addition, a wealth of further resources will be given to those wishing to continue learning this marvelous and mysterious tradition.



SUNDAY JUNE 18 @ 3PM
Kitten DeVille's Bump & Grind Workshop

Learn how to Bump & Grind with the legendary "Queen of the Quake." Miss Exotic World 2002, Kitten de Ville's Bump & Grind class is a sexy, hip grinding action packed way to have fun while learning the classic art of the Bump and Grind that is at the heart of every Burlesque performance. Please bring a pair of heels that you can dance in and wear clothing that you can move freely in and see your body movements.



SUNDAY JUNE 18 @ 5PM
DIY Costuming with Angela Eve

Have you ever wanted to know how to make a quick and simple headdress out of easily accessible materials that you can find at your local dollar store? Angela Eve has been professionally designing costumes and Jewelry for over 15 years, mastering the art of DIY costuming. This workshop will focus on what she has learned over the years while creating her epic line of costuming. Angela will walk you though the process of creating a headdress from a simple sun visor and show you how to embellish your creation without spending a ton of money. She will also go over several other tricks of the trade to create memorable costuming and resources to find affordable materials.


In addition, if you come to this workshop with a specific concept in mind for a new act, Angela Eve can work with you to flesh out your concept and give you resources to create your look. If you would like to make your own headdress during this workshop, she can communicate with you directly via email at evesparlorevents@yahoo.com to discuss what you will need to bring to class, or how much additional cost it would be for Angela to bring materials for you to create and keep.




SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2017 LINEUP

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

Kitten de Ville

BURLESQUE
Website

Val Valentine

BURLESQUE

Angela Eve

BURLESQUE
Facebook

James Taylor

EMCEE
Website

Gogo McGregor

EMCEE
Facebook

Corey Mack

EMCEE
Facebook

Ben Wisdom

EMCEE
Facebook

Dahlia Dolorosa

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Doctor Sick

MUSIC
Facebook

Grand Mafun

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Heather Loop

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Isaiah Esquire

BURLESQUE
Website

Nox Falls

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Phat Man Dee

MUSIC
Facebook

Queenie O'Hart

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Remy Dee

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Scarlette Revolver

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Tsarina Hellfire

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Cherie Nuit

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Dahlia Fatale

SIDESHOW
Facebook

Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow

MUSIC / SIDESHOW
Website

Ember Blaize

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Honey Tangerine

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Lady Gatita

SIDESHOW / VARIETY
Facebook

Lydia Treats

SIDESHOW
Facebook

Maria Bella

BURLESQUE
Facebook

May Hemmer

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Miranda Tempest

VARIETY
Facebook

Rosa Lee Bloom

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Shimmy Shakti

VARIETY
Website

Velvetina Taylor

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Bariq

VARIETY
Facebook

Felix Elixir

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Hot Tawdry

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Johnny Nuriel

BURLESQUE
Website

Lune Noirr

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Mena Domina

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Ona Monsoon

BURLESQUE / VARIETY
Facebook

Violet D'Vine

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Vivacious Miss Audacious

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 III IS PUT TOGETHER BY

Ben Wisdom

Producer

Little Luna

Producer

Jian Bastille

Design / Associate Producer


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOS, VIDEO AND MUSIC
by JIAN BASTILLE EXCEPT WHERE NOTED


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015

PLEASE GIVE A FEW MOMENTS FOR THE DYNAMIC GALLERIES TO LOAD


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015 RECAP VIDEO sponsored by TURTLE CREEK COFFEE



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


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 RECAP VIDEO



REMIX & VIDEO BY JIAN BASTILLE - ORIGINAL MUSIC BY ISIS GATE, LIVE VIDEO SHOT BY JERRY MCLAUGHLIN - TURN UP THE VOLUME!


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