Burlesque has a storied history in the city of New Orleans. Against a soundtrack of early jazz, the city's first burlesque performers pleased and teased in the Storyville red light district as early as the beginning of the last century. 

Every since Storyville,visitors have been coming to New Orleans looking for racy entertainment. Burlesque has experienced a revivalin New Orleans and across the country, thanks to its combination of production values, sex appeal and hard working entertainers who don't take themselves too seriously. Shows are usually inexpensive, and involve a lot of audience participation. Most of the venues that harbor these acts are small, so you can get up close and personal with the performers as they strut their stuff.

Here are some photos from the 2016 Burlesque Festival, Bust Our Burlesque and Bad Girls of Burlesque.