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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is the world’s biggest, most prestigious burlesque gathering and also the longest running. Continuous since 1957, the weekend has its roots in BHoF founder Jennie Lee’s annual gathering of stars from the art’s heyday. Since Jennie’s passing in 1990, Dixie Evans upheld that dream, growing the reunion from a private gathering of retired dancers and performers into the internationally renowned four-day Las Vegas extravaganza now known as the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.


As the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend has grown, so has our commitment to celebrating the women and men who made burlesque great. We are proud of our Living Legends—and we need your help to get as many of them as possible to Vegas this year. We can’t spell “Burlesque” without “U,” so please help us rock this year’s BHoF Weekend Legends Challenge!

Created in 2011 by Sparkly Devil, the BHoF weekend Legends Challenge is a fundraising effort where we challenge members of the international burlesque community to show their love for our Living Legends by helping us raise money to help the museum offset the cost of having them attend the BHoF Weekend every June.

In today’s difficult financial climate, BHoF has very limited funds—and as such, our ability to comp hotel rooms for all performing Legends, provide weekend ticket passes to all attending Legends, and cover travel costs for our honored guests has been severely compromised. By holding a Legends Challenge Event or donating to the Legends Challenge you are not only helping us bring vintage superstars to Las Vegas, you are helping support the Hall of Fame itself!


The Bay Area Legends Challenge (BALC) is a local effort that benefits the BHoF weekend Legends Challenge. Created in 2011 by SF's own Sparkly Devil, the Legends Challenge is a fundraising effort across the international burlesque community to show love for our Living Legends. Money raised by the BALC helps offset the cost of Legends attending the BHoF Weekender in June where they are celebrated and appreciated for their contributions to burlesque. Read more at


  • Bunny Pistol & Lady Satan

  • BABE Cooperative

  • Kind of Blue Revue / Viv Bodacious

  • Sponsor  /  Donor List



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