The Second NJ Burlesque Festival will take place in Asbury Park, NJ on August 20th 2016 at The House of Independents on Cookman Avenue. 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!

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. 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 June 14th 2016 - All selected participants will be informed by June 15th 2016

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.