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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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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

The Vertical Sideshow presents “GISELLE” July 28th-29th (CHICAGO)

The Vertical Sideshow

July 28 & 29 @ 10pm at Uptown Underground

$20 – $25

TICKETS: https://www.uptownunderground.net/verticalsideshow

Scandal sweeps Uptown Underground this July with a shocking twist on a classic fateful ballet. 
The ugly death of a lovely girl.
But who’s to blame for our dear departed – 
Drowned in shame and broken-hearted?
A shocking and all too soon farewell, 
An unfair fate for the fair Giselle.”
Giselle” is an age-old story ripped from the headlines steeped in torrid love triangles, celebrity rivalries, and tragic consequences. The Vertical Side Show brings its own brand of tabloid sensationalism with a touch of burlesque, dance, circus acts, and dark humor.

CHICAGO – Giselle- July 28-29

   The Vertical Side Show is a non-stop, fully immersive mash-up of music, dance, burlesque, theater, drag, and circus arts. Every show is different and features a wide range of performance styles keeping the audience guessing what’s coming next and where to look. The Vertical Side Show showcases multiple award-winning performers linked together in a seamless neo-vintage narrative that has been described as “gonzo” and “sleekly sensual”

Coming up this week in St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis…

4/28 STL LEZ DANCE – 3rd Anniversary Celebration!
4/29 CHI Unicorn Ball (The official coming out party for Trans Liberation Collective)
4/30 CHI Red Light Special 4/30 at GMan Tavern
4/30 CHI Queen! with Chicagodeep / Taelue / Michael Serafini / Garrett David
5/2-3 CHI The 2017 Chicago 1MPF: Nevertheless, We Persisted (an awesome 1 minute play festival featuring the work of women and female-identifying artists!)
5/5-6 INDY 2nd Annual Titty 500
5/7 INDY Titty 500 Workshops (with Twerk and Jerk!)

COMING UP SOON
5/18-20 STL 8th Annual Show-Me Burlesque Festival