SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL is a variety arts festival that takes place in the beautiful city of New Orleans. The event features three days of the very best in sideshow, burlesque, music, comedy, circus arts and other forms of alternative entertainment from around the world.
Whether you are an artist looking for a supportive platform, or a spectator looking for a unique show, we have the perfect remedy.

PERFORMER APPLICATIONS HERE

WELCOME TO SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III (2017)

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL is New Orleans' premier event dedicated to preserving the art and spirit of America's rich variety entertainment and sideshow history.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, purveyors of medicinal cure-alls known as snake oil salesman, crisscrossed the landscape of the United States hawking their sometimes dubious concoctions to a hungry and unsuspecting populous. In order to make sure that they always had an audience for their elaborate and entertaining sales pitches, the snake oil salesman would employ a vast array of entertainers to draw in and enthrall the locals. These entertainers were experts in the arts of circus, sideshow, music, singing, comedy and dancing, and often featured oddities and curios. The traveling medicine shows ranged from large to small, with some pulled in just a few carts by a team of horses to full scale productions that could only fit in semi-trucks. No matter what their size, the traveling medicine shows were always the most fun and unique productions to be featured in small and rural communities. In the last two decades America has seen a resurgence of the type of entertainment featured in the snake oil shows. We are honored to be a part of that revival and to be able to present to you some of the most talented and acclaimed performers working in these fields today.

Live entertainment has always been a force that unifies communities and connects all of us to one another. Through performances, workshops and networking opportunities, all set in the iconic cultural mecca that is New Orleans, the Snake Oil Festival seeks to create opportunities for artists and spectators alike to participate in a one of a kind, captivating and educational partnership, which helps the traditions of grassroots entertainment to thrive.

Join us for this amazing experience in June 2017!

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2017 GoFundMe Campaign

Production of Snake Oil Festival 2017 is well underway. We are looking forward to bringing you the best and brightest performers and workshops that the variety/circus arts scene has to offer, this June 15, 16 and 17. Since the first Festival in 2015, the producers have worked tirelessly to bring you a hugely entertaining event on a g-string budget. The purpose of this gofundme campaign is to raise $3000.00 to cover the cost of renting our venue at the legendary and award winning Howlin Wolf in New Orleans. Every little bit helps in making this unique and wildly entertaining event come to life and in giving our artists the best platform possible to show their talent. Live entertainment has always been a force that unifies communities and connects all of us to one another. Through performances, workshops with leading artists and networking opportunities, all set in the iconic cultural mecca that is New Orleans, Snake Oil Festival producers Ben Wisdom, Little Luna and associate producer Jian Bastille, seek to create opportunities for artists and spectators alike to participate in a one of a kind, captivating and educational partnership, which helps the traditions of grassroots entertainment to thrive. We hope that you will support this effort in raising our goal of $3000.00 to bring this event to life. We thank you so much for your support! Help spread the word!



Snake Oil Festival 2016 Highlight Reel with Video and Remix by Jian Bastille (Live Video by Jerry McLaughlin, original music by ISIS GATE)


Snake Oil Festival III Official video and 2017 theme coming soon!


 


SPONSORS

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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1st, 2017





WORKSHOPS COMING SOON


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 ARTISTS
SNAKE OIL III PERFORMER LIST COMING IN SPRING 2017

  • All
  • BURLESQUE
  • MUSIC
  • SIDESHOW
  • VARIETY
  • EMCEE

Mab Just Mab

VARIETY
Website

James Taylor

HISTORIAN
Website

Marlo Marquise

SIDESHOW
Website

Karolina Lux

BURLESQUE
Website

Dr. Sick and This Stunted Sextette

MUSIC
Facebook

St. Cecelia's Asylum Chorus

MUSIC
Website

Donny Vomit

EMCEE
Facebook

Vinsantos

VARIETY
Facebook

BEN WISDOM

EMCEE
Facebook

Silk Road Cabaret

BELLYDANCE
Facebook

Bella Blue

BURLESQUE
Website

Arty Dodger

SIDESHOW
Facebook

Bette Machete

VARIETY
Website

Felix Elixir

BURLESQUE
Website

Gar Gar

MUSIC
Website

LeTabby Lexington

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Maria Bella

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Martika Daniels

BURLESQUE
Website

Nola Amazingh

VARIETY
Facebook

Persé Fanny

VARIETY
Facebook

Gideon Hodge

VARIETY
Facebook

Remy Dee

BURLESQUE
Instagram

Charlotte Treuse

BURLESQUE
Website

Nikki LeVillain

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Ammunition

VARIETY
Facebook

Angela Eve

VARIETY
Facebook

Danny Borneo

SIDESHOW
Website

Eva La Feva

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Lita Deadly

SIDESHOW
Facebook

Kitson Sass

VARIETY
Facebook

Pistol Prudence

VARIETY
Facebook

Nox Falls

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Salem

VARIETY
Facebook

Sally Marvel

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Shimmy Shakti

VARIETY
Facebook

Ula Uberbusen

VARIETY
Facebook

Ember Blaize

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Lune Noirr

BURLESQUE
Website

Mariposa Bop

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Mena Domina

BURLESQUE
Facebook

Miranda Tempest

VARIETY
Facebook

Quenie O'Hart

MUSIC
Facebook

Tsarina Hellfire

VARIETY
Facebook

Solar Gretch of Cosmic Kittens

VARIETY
Facebook

Fer Eliz of Cosmic Kittens

VARIETY
Facebook

We're not Broadway, we're not the film industry, we're not major network TV. We are weirdness as entertainment.

James Taylor, Sideshow Historian

‘Magic’ is truly the only appropriate word for this weekend.

Eva La Feva, 21st Century Burlesque

The Devil don't want ya to see it, but we're gonna show ya anyways!

Ben Wisdom

It's not just the show we've always wanted to produce, it's the show we've always wanted to see.

Little Luna


PRODUCERS

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III IS PUT TOGETHER BY

Ben Wisdom

Producer

Little Luna

Producer

Jian Bastille

Design / Associate Producer

Howlin Wolf

Venue

NEWS / DECEMBER 2016

PERFORMER APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE

SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL III Video and Theme coming soon!


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015

PLEASE GIVE A FEW MOMENTS FOR THE DYNAMIC GALLERIES TO LOAD


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2015 RECAP VIDEO sponsored by TURTLE CREEK COFFEE



MUSIC & VIDEO BY JIAN BASTILLE - TURN UP THE VOLUME!


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016


SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL 2016 RECAP VIDEO



REMIX & VIDEO BY JIAN BASTILLE - OORIGINAL MUSIC BY ISIS GATE, LIVE VIDEO SHOT BY JERRY MCLAUGHLIN - TURN UP THE VOLUME!


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