By Brandon Voss
Originally published on Advocate.com March 08 2014 7:00 AM ET
Is that a peacock prop or are you just happy to see us? Either way, the New York Boylesque Festival is coming back — bigger and ballsier than ever.
Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions and Daniel Nardicio, one of New York City's top gay party promoters, have reteamed to produce the third annual international fest of boylesque, or burlesque with an all-male twist.
Held April 25 and 26, the two-day event will expose the talents of more than 40 creative male exhibitionists from Austria, Canada, Finland, Japan, and across the U.S.
The festival will kick off Friday, April 25, with a Teaser Party, hosted by nightlife icon World Famous *BOB* at downtown Manhattan venue Drom. The action moves uptown to BB Kings the following evening for the Main Event, hosted by drag legend Sweetie.
Scheduled performers include headliner Jett Adore (pictured), Tigger!, Gilbert de Moccos, 2 to Fly, Matt Fraser, Boylesque TO, Dew Lily, Mahogany Storm, Billy L'Amour, Brewster, Jonny Porkpie, Brotherhood of Burlesque, El Toro, Tito Bonito, Albert Cadabra, Manchego, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Jacques Patriaque, Sir Willy Waterlily, the Mansfield Brothers, Ron Dez Vous, Jack Nasty, Pussy Noir, Jason Mejias, Mr. Gorgeous, Damien Wunderuv, Mr. Valdez, Paco Fish, Go Go Gadget, Hard Cory, Matt Knife, Mustang Monroe, Brooklyn Irons, Lou Henry Hoover, Lucky Charming, Jonny Panic, and the Gypsy Lane Cabaret Company.
For tickets and more information, visit NYBoylesqueFestival.com.