Due to COVID-19, The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival will come back in 2021.

2020 Festival Postponed

PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US FOR 2021!

The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival will be taking 2020 off due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and using all available performers that were selected for the 3rd Annual festival in 2021.

The Third Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival will take place at the Just Off Broadway Theatre on August 10-15, 2021.

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Photo by J. Michael Strange

Center: Mona Montague, 2019 Master of Nerdlesque
Right: Caramel Knowledge, First Runner Up
Left: Doris Night, Second Runner Up

ALL EVENTS

July 30 - August 4

WORKSHOPS

Friday & Saturday

Nerdlesque Headliners

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Vivienne Vermuth

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EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!

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Bohemian Cult Revival

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Poison Ivory

What is Nerdlesque?

The melding of nerdy pop culture and burlesque, nerdlesque encapsulates everything you wanted from your favorite literary, cinema, and comic book characters: more. The sacred rule 34 applies to nerdlesque: If it exists, a burlesque performer somewhere has referenced it in a striptease.

Photo by Oh, Honey

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The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival celebrates the art of burlesque and all things nerdy. A combination of a comic-con and a burlesque festival, KCNF brings nerds of all shapes, sizes, and shades together to share their fandoms in the sexiest way possible. This festival is a shame-free zone and all are welcome to join in the events regardless of size, color, gender identity, or sexuality.

Photo by Russ Matthews
 

FESTIVAL SHOWCASES

THURSDAY @ 7

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FRIDAY @ 7

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SATURDAY @ 7

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SATURDAY @ 10

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When?

August 10-15, 2021.

Where?

Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central St., Kansas City, MO 64108

All KCNF festivities will take place at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, MO from August 10-14, 2021. Brunch will be held on August 15 at a place TBD.

2019 Festival Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing 2019 sponsors.
Thank you for supporting KCNF and the performing arts!