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March 2 @ 7:00 pm - March 6 @ 11:30 pm$30 – $125
The 7th annual Sideshow Hootenanny will take place at Café Instanbul and several other locations in New Orleans featuring sword swallowers, contortionists, magicians, jugglers, human blockheads and broken glass walkers!
Each show is has different performers presenting classic side show stunts like laying on a bed of nails, as well as new acts like making a balloon animal with their nasal cavity! The festival highlights local NOLA performers like Besty Propane and the Loud Mime as well as out of town performers such as Baltimore’s Hot Todd Lincoln, Los Angeles’s Sansa the Singing Mind Reader and Canada’s Monsters of Schlock! The weekend ends with a screening of the movie Circus of the Scars which documents the legendary Jim Rose Circus from the 1990’s and hosted by Zamora the Torture King who lived it!
Pricing: $30 – $40 for single nights and $125 for the entire festival
Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-sideshow-hootenanny-tickets-526080770747
Venues in New Orleans: Café Instanbul, Allways Lounge, Dr Bob’s Folk Art Gallery, Siberia and the Hi Ho Lounge
The Sideshow Hootenanny is the only large-scale gathering of sideshow performers, producers, and fans currently happening in the United States. It takes place every year in late winter to offer sideshow performers a break from dark, frigid days, as well as to give performers a chance to brush up on their skills and dust off and polish new acts before the start of touring season