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About the Festival


The Baltimore Burlesque and Variety Festival will be celebration of Baltimore and a love note to the city that we call home. The three-day event will include performances, classes, lectures, and panels celebrating the history, art, and people of Baltimore’s wonderful, weird and diverse burlesque and variety performing arts.


The festival will include burlesque, sideshow, drag, dance, bellydance, music, variety, circus and any other type of performing art or artist that is a part of the Baltimore scene. 


This festival will be inclusive and both respectful and cognizant of the people and places who have helped make Baltimore burlesque and variety what it is today – this especially includes the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ performers, vendors, and partners who will be an important part in both the planning and execution of all events associated with the festival.

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