The 4th International Nerdlesque Festival

The 4th International Nerdlesque Festival is thrilled to make World Famous and historic Coney Island USA our home, April 27-29 2018! For the first time, catch TWO nights of shows plus parties, a burlesque bazaar, classes, and more are all under one roof at the recently renovated Sideshows by the Seashore!

The Nerdlesque Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to nerd and pop culture related burlesque! Created in 2014, this festival showcases the best in nerdy burlesque from across the planet. Our festival aims to encourage and foster the development of nerdlesque as an art form as well as community-building. From April 27-29, 2018, our sexy nerd powers combine to turn New York into the epicenter of glittery naked nerdery!

Friday, April 27: Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
The Grand Premiere
Hosted by Fancy Feast, the evening will be headlined by Sweetpea (Minnesota) and Tiger Bay (NYC) with special guests Little Brooklyn (NYC) and David Bishop (NYC). Other featured performers include Aphrodite DeVine (Munich, Germany), Boysinberry Cupcake (Oakland, CA), Bunny Wigglebottom (Atlanta, GA), Elsa Riot (Boston, MA), Esmerelda May (Jersey City, NJ), Heart Crimson (Brooklyn, NY), Joy Coy + Brian Botkiller (Minneapolis, MN), Lefty Lucy (New Orleans, LA), Mary Cyn and  Lewd Alfred Douglas (New York, NY), MasoKiss (Wilmington, DE), Rosey La Rouge (Brooklyn, NY), Tootsie Von Cuspid (Philadelphia, PA), Trixie Paprika (Seattle, WA), Twinky Boots (New York, NY), and Veronica Viper (New York, NY).

Saturday, April 28: Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
The Big Finish
Hosted by Nasty Canasta, the evening will be headlined by Sweetpea (Minnesota) and Liberty Rose (Philadelphia). Special Guests The Vigilantease Collective (Minnesota). Other featured performers include Anja Keister (Brooklyn, NY), Bourgeois Grenade (Los Angeles, CA / Philadelphia, PA), Cheeky DeVine and Sammy Temper (Boston, MA), Draco Muff-Boi (Vancouver, British Columbia), Genome Kelly (Philadelphia, PA), Goldi Fox (Philadelphia, PA), Iris Explosion (Brooklyn, NY), Kita St. Cyr (New York, NY), Maggie Missile (CO Springs, CO), Mariposa Bop (London, England), Mischa Mischief (Alberquerque, NM), OD Kimani (Madison, WI), Renaissance Noir (Philadelphia, PA), and Sucre à la Crème (Montréal, Québec) .

$40 Day of General Admission tickets are available at the door for Saturday, April 28th. VIP is Sold Out.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave. (corner of West 12st.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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