The 5th Annual Empire Burlesque Festival is produced The Finger Lake's own
Whiskey Tango Sideshow!
Bringing you the very best in burlesque, cabaret and sideshow entertainment since 2009!
Our 2020 Headliner:
Due to the re-schedule of the festival, the cast will be slightly different than listed below. An up to date cast will come out after July 1st 2020!
Mr. Gorgeous . . . 6 feet 5 inches of dorky ambition.
Fusing Boylesque, physical comedy, and circus, Gorgeous is a pure spectacle of foolishness and mayhem in the best possible sense. A shy guy, in a big body, Gorgeous works the stage with a timid confidence and strives to entertain with his geeky charm.
Mr. Gorgeous showcases a variety of acts ranging from a battle with his “catch of the day” . . . a three foot long largemouth bass that strips and soaks, to his interpretation of classic burlesque with a Gorgeous twist.
2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame 'King of Boylesque"
2013 Burlesque Hall of Fame "Most Comedic"
#46 - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Top 50 of 2013
New York Burlesque Festival "Beefcake of Boylesque Award"
Mr. Gorgeous will be performing BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT OF EFBF5!!
2020 Featured Performers
Calamity Chang (NYC)
Theydy Bedbug (NYC)
Harlow Holiday (Syracuse)
Ruby Sparkles (Rochester)
Celesta O'Lee (Montreal)
Rara Darling (NYC)
Lisa Deviant & Deviant Dance Tribe (Syracuse)
Victoria Vermouth (Ottawa)
Friday Night Cast
Whiskey Tango Sideshow's Bourbon Babes (Ithaca, NY)
Dickie Smalls (NYC), Lady Mabuhay (NYC)
Robin Rhinestone (Ithaca, NY), Mustang Mayhem (Philadelphia, PA)
Virginia Ham (Johnson City, NY), Bo Blush (Savannah, GA)
Hannah The Hatchet (Detroit, MI), Nip Fury (NYC)
Tessa Trueheart (Ithaca, NY), Candy Cult Burlesque (Syracuse, NY)
La Dame D'Airelle (Rochester, NY), Tommy Gunn (Detroit MI)
Susan The Burgundy Bullet (Trumansburg, NY)
Désirée De Sade (Astoria, NY), Jill Mercy (San Diago, CA)
Saturday Night Cast
The Naughty Novas (Ottawa, ON), Victoria Prudence (Fairport, NY)
Sizzlin’ Liz (Hector, NY), Dinah Doll (Lemon Grove, CA)
The Pretty Kitties (Rochester, NY), Fannie Smith (Plymouth, MI)
Eerie Rottica (Syracuse, NY), Erin The Axe (Ithaca, NY)
Deviant Dance Tribe (Syracuse, NY), Whiskey Jules (NYC)
Bella Barecatt (Ottawa,ON), Danielle Saint Velvet (Ithaca, NY)
Fanny Valentine (Toronto, ON), Spookey (Woodland Park, NJ)
Raven Gemini & Monterrey Jacques (Chicago, IL)
Sirens and Stilettos and The Whiskey Tango Sideshow