The Third NJ Burlesque Festival will take place in Asbury Park, NJ on May 25th & 26th 2018 at The Asbury Hotel. Our headliner for this event is Burlesque Hall of Fame Winning Performer, Angie Pontani. This is a celebration of the art of the tease in the Garden State. The goal is to provide an event that highlights the talents of NJ performers and to perform alongside performers from all over the United States. Applicants may submit 2 acts per application. The application is free.

We welcome burlesque, sideshow, magic, chanteuse, circus, vaudeville, variety, drag...  If you think your act fits submit it!

We enthusiastically welcome applications from performers of all races, sizes, gender identities, experience levels and ages.

If you wish to compete for the title of Queen/King of NJ Burlesque please indicate your interest below. A detailed email will be sent to you and you will have the option to opt out if you change your mind. The competition is open to all gender identities. Performers will decide which crown they are competing for. Hybrid acts are welcome to submit but the performed routines must be burlesque focused. Judging to be run by an independent panel of judges not involved in the selection process. Winner will receive a cash prize.

Members of Troupes and Duets/Group Acts may submit separately as solo performers.


Deadline is 11:59pm on March 28th 2018 - All selected participants will be informed by April 1st 2018

Legal Name *
Legal Name
Nerdy, Classic, Performance Art, Political, Circus, etc.
Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc. Please No Broken Links.
Prop Setup, Lighting, etc.
Career Highlights, Press, Awards, etc.
Competition *
Would you like to be considered for Queen/King of NJ Burlesque?

All participants must be over the age of 18 in order to submit an application. Open to all adults over 18.