HOUSTON, Tx. January 2nd 2018- Acrobats from San Fransisco! Burlesque from Montreal! Trapeze from Austin! And a chorus line of “H-Town Clowns”! You don’t have to be a jet setter with an unlimited budget to catch them all in one night, you just have to be in Houston this January. The international Bayou City Burlesque & Circus Arts Festival will be returning to Houston, January 20th. The festival brings together two timeless and titillating performance styles to give the audience a one-of-a-kind experience. The event’s world-renowned acts range from Vegas style burlesque to bizarre sideshow stunts to death-defying aerialist that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
The Bayou City Burlesque and Circus Festival, BCBC Festival for short, is now in it’s fourth year. The festival has developed a reputation for featuring top-notch talent thanks to Houston’s own internationally award-winning burlesque performer, standup comic, and festival producer- KiKi Maroon. Maroon’s life as a touring performer has given her a unique advantage when curating talent, “I get hired to perform all over the world, from tiny bars and massive theaters, meeting new artist every day. I’ll see an act and know instantly, I need to bring that to Houston!” Maroon considers the festival a year-in-review, “It’s a living yearbook. My showgirl, circus, freak-show melting pot.”
Every major city has their own burlesque festival, the most distinguished events being held in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City. Maroon and her team intend on making Houston’s event just as renowned. To accomplish this, they’ve booked over 40 local and touring artist including:
-Vivacious Miss Audacious : The Hula Hoop Hottie (Grand Rapids, MI) Burlesque and circus collide with the hooping strip-tease that’s been featured at The Ibiza Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Awards, and Toulouse Fest (France).
-Meezee: The Klown Prince (San Fransisco, CA) Proving that clowns can be sexy, Meezee is a chair stacking acrobat who has performed with Vau de Vire Society, The Hubba Hubba Revue, The Theatre Bizarre.
-Brian “BC” Carrion: The One Man Band (Houston, TX) Musician, songwriter, and vocalist known for his electro-soul hooks and dance floor antics, fresh off his 6 month Europe/Asia tour.
-Sugar Vixen: The Rockstar of Burlesque (Montreal, Canada), who’s fiery energy has put her on stages around the world, even sharing the stage with burlesque legend Dita Von Teese.
Tickets are available now at BCBCfestival.com starting at $25. The festival has grown every year. Can this show compete with last year’s record breaking event? Maroon thinks so, “Houston is the fastest growing city, there’s no reason our arts and entertainment shouldn’t grow just as fast. The BCBC Festival is my way of to giving Houston a world-class show on par with anything they’d see in Vegas or New York!”
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