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Tickets for ‘The Hot Box’ (Jeezy’s Juke Joint Opening Night Party) Are On Sale NOW!

8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue | Chicago Opening Night Party

The Hot Box – Entertainment & Dancery
Presented by Jeezy’s Juke Joint and VAM Studio

*ON SALE TUESDAY JANUARY 29th at 10am*

Heading into the 8th season of bringing magical Black and Queer entertainment to the midwest, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is curating a night of dancing, art, music, drank, and nudity in conjunction with VAM Studio. Part burlesque show, part queer strip club of our dreams, part dance party, we’re bringing a sickening and raging banger of a night!

Dynamic pop-up performances will be scattered throughout the evening while hot gogo and pole dancers keep your eyes and pockets burning. Bring your dollars for tipping big billz in small places! ;)

Hosted by Tribble (Chicago)
Briq House (Seattle)
Demi Noire (UK)
Isaiah Esquire (Portland)
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (Montreal)
MochaMocha (Chicago)
Rida Strange (Champaign)
RisKay Rene (Chicago)
Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago)
SistahDon Noire (Buffalo)
Switch the Boi Wonder (Chicago)

Ticket price includes light snacks and drinks in addition to an intimate experience with the cast. DJ and gogo dancers announced soon!

For our Friday and Saturday night show tickets please visit: wwwpromontorychicago.com 

 

Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere

New Orleans Queen of Burlesque Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere

Can’t make it to Jeezy’s Juke Joint? Donate today!

Hello my lovely fans and friends, as you know the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue is just around the corner! We are pushing for our last bit of fundraising to make our 8th year the best one yet. This past year has been full of trials and tribulations, but nothing will stop me from bringing the joy and power of Black burlesque!

We have launched a GoFundMe to assist with funds for travel, venue rental, Air Bnb, hospitality, and marketing. Please consider sharing or donating if you can!

Thank you!

xo

Jeez Loueez

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Welcome to the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue , Chicago’s all-Black burlesque festival and traveling show! In our 8th year of production, we’ve hit even bigger strides and accomplished more goals than ever. We’ve expanded our yearly extravaganza to 3 nights due to demand, we’ve accepted more applicants than ever before, and over the years we’ve played successful shows in Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, and Iowa City.  This years festival is March 14th-16th and takes place at VAM Studio and our home venue The Promontory in Hyde Park. www.jeezysjukejoint.com 
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– 2015 saw the creation of The Hot Box- Entertainment & Dancery, sexy sinful party and queer DIY strip club experience
– 2017 We were featured on the Netflix Original series “Easy” (Season 2, Episode 7)
-2018 We were voted “Best Adult Entertainment” by Chicago Mag
-2018 We also raised over $1500 for living burlesque legend Miss Toni Elling who also gave a talk about her life
-2019 We will be debuting our show in Minneapolis on January 12th

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This year our special headlining guests include Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (Montreal), MisSa Blue (Germany), and Isaiah Esquire (Portland) as well as a host of performers from across the world.

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As you can see the Juke Joint has been busy and we are only going harder! It’s been a dream of mine for this show to grow and expand and tour. Each year we continue taking it to the next level and want to focus on spreading the good word of Black burlesque around the country. We want to continue working with impressive  newcomers and iconic legends in the making. We want to raise the bar each year offering higher production value, and more VIP and cast incentives. Each production of Jeezy’s Juke Joint is finely curated into a diverse and rich line-up full of glamour, storytelling, and thought-provoking pieces. Affectionately called the “family reunion of burlesque”, the Juke Joint strives to not only showcase the power and diversity of Black entertainers, but to also bring the powerful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.

Funds raised will be used for:
-Travel and lodging for guests
-Backstage hospitality for the cast
-Venue rental
-Marketing and advertisement (poster printing, online ads)
-Photography and Videographer costs
-Studio rental deposits for workshops and classes taught by our cast
-Upgrading our merch options
-Swag bags for  cast and VIP ticket holders

Thank you so much for being a patron and supporter of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue. We’re looking forward to another great year of showcasing talent, diversity, and culture and we hope to come to your city soon!

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Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival presents PROVOCATEUR (7/28)

We are just one week away from the 1st annual Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival here in Chicago!

Join us Saturday July 28th for Provocateur!  

Strippers also have something to SAY? Who knew?! PROVOCATEUR is a showcase that celebrates thought-provoking proclamations, grotesque commentary, the topical, the satirical, and the new normal. From highlighting the body as a political statement through unapologetic autonomy to absurd storytelling spectacle, PROVOCATEUR features drag, performance art, and more!

Featuring:
Dottie Comma (Cleveland)
Jacqueline Boxx (Baltimore)
Jean Wildest (Chicago)
Minnie Ryder (Indianapolis)
Po’Chop (Chicago)
Rebel (Charlotte)
Tyler Jacobson (Loma Linda)
Veronica Voss (LA)
Trini Bikini (Indianapolis)

https://www.burningcityfestival.com/provocateur

Provocateur

July 28th 7:30pm Uptown Underground

Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops (Saturday March 17th)

Jeezy’s Juke Joint is proud to present a variety of workshops taught by Juke Joint cast members as apart of our 7th Annual Weekender. 

12-1 | Sparkle Town 101 with Looking Glass Gems | $15

Learn the basics of rhinestones, and begin your journey into the vast world of stage sparkle!
We will be giving industry informations regarding different types and qualities of rhinestones, tools, glues and techniques.
We’ll discuss color matching and pattern making. Bring an item to place rhinestones on! We will provide glue and 1 gross of rhinestones to work with. If you like, please feel free to bring your preferred rhinestone and NON-TOXIC glue as well. No E-6000 please, thank you for your understanding.

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1:15-2:15 | Red Bone | Art of Freestyle | $15

Anyone can achieve freestyling, in fact you already do it every day! When it comes to dancing, The key is confidence in your movement and trusting that you are fabulous. We will practice relying on what you have in your movement arsenal and letting the music, people, and surrounding vibes inspire you at any given moment. We will also play with timing, space and energy to create an even more over the top, dynamic performance. This class is designed for all levels of dance experience focusing on Cabaret/Burlesque inspired movements and will consist of a warm up, movement drills & exercises, choreographic elements, freestyle period and cool down.

Be prepared with:
note book
dance heels
knee pads
water
optional-video camera (you may want to record your movement ideas and use them for choreography later on.)

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2:30-3:30 | The Art of Seduction | $15

Learn the Art of Entrancement by building anticipation through sexy, sensual and exotic movement. This class is for the Naughty Girl not the Faint of Heart. (Lap dancing, Wall playing, floor work) Bring heels and an open mind.

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3:45-5 | In Conversation with Miss Toni Elling | $15

Jeezy’s Juke Joint founder and host, Jeez Loueez sits down with Burlesque Legend Miss Toni Elling for a conversation on burlesque, race, career and everything in between.

Jeezy’s Juke Joint & VAM Present: THE HOT BOX – Entertainment & Dancery! THURSDAY MARCH 15th

 

7th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue (Opening Night Party)

The Hot Box – Entertainment & Dancery
Presented by Jeezy’s Juke Joint and VAM Studio

Heading into the 7th season of bringing magical Black and Queer entertainment to the midwest, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is curating a night of dancing, art, music, drank, and nudity in conjunction with VAM Studio. Part burlesque show, part queer strip club of our dreams, part dance party, we’re bringing a sickening and raging banger of a night!

Dynamic pop-up performances will be scattered throughout the evening while hot gogo and pole dancers keep your eyes and pockets burning.

Bring your dollars for tipping big billz in small places! ;)

Hosted by Tribble (Chicago)
FEATURING
Briq House (Seattle)
Elle Du Jour (San Antonio)
Joyce Lee Ann (Brooklyn)
Lucy Stoole (Chicago)
P NoNoire (Chicago)
RedBone (San Francisco)

Music by:
Hijo Pródigo
DJ All The Way Kay

For our Friday and Saturday night show tickets please visit: wwwpromontorychicago.com 

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ABOUT VAM STUDIO
VAM STUDIO is a full service production company with emphasis on producing videos for musicians and record labels, foundations and non-profits, nightlife and art identities. We focus on conceptualization/ideation, comprehensive pre, pro & post-pro video services, broadcast, still photography, exhibit and event design, and integrated marketing campaigns.

The VAM production team is comprised of a dedicated and diverse team of people of color, women and queer-identifying cinematographers, editors, producers, light and sound engineers. This has allowed us to work from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and disciplines; while standing out from our competitors.
www.vamstudio.net

Jeez Loueez Headlines the 5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival in Detroit (Sat 9/16)

5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival

(September 15 & 16, Detroit)

18+ only
Tickets are on sale at www.MichiganBurlesqueFestival.com 

Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3043941)

Headliners for this year’s festival include:
Bella Sin (http://bellasin.com/)
Red Rum (http://www.redrumperformanceart.com/)
Mr. Gorgeous (www.gorgeousboylesque.com/)
Jeez Loueez (http://www.jeezloueez.me/ / http://www.jeezysjukejoint.com/)

Burlesque workshops hosted on Saturday, September 16th. For more info in classes, visit (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3055782)

 

7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world!

St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover.

Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there will also be classes taught by world class burlesque educators at Van Ella Studios, St. Louis’ first and only boutique burlesque and variety school, and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Show-Me Burlesque promises to bring a thrilling weekend of fabulous and exciting entertainment and education to a wide and diverse audience. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!

Join us for the St. Louis event of the year!

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SHOW-ME BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS (May 20-21)

REGISTER HERE! http://showmeworkshops.brownpapertickets.com/

May 20-21st
$15
Van Ella Studios (2646 Cherokee St)
&
Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (3190 S Grand Blvd)

Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.

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