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Saturday, March 09
Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm
$25 to $40

Lola van Ella Presents:

The 13th Annual Shimmy Showdown Weekender!

2 nights of the infamous heart stopping, panty dropping, pastie popping burlesque event of the year is returning!

Ladies and Gentlethems!

Bois and Grrrls of legal age!

The Showdown is back!!!

Lola van Ella is proud to present: The 13th Annual Shimmy Showdown!

On March 8th, The Golden Record will be pulsing with excitement as we watch some of the most fabulous, glamorous, and talented contenders take the stage, ready for combat.

12 Competitors

1 Night

1 Shimmy Shaker will reign supreme!

This hilarious, improv, “death match” style competition will be a night of unforgettable entertainment!

This year features even more incredible world class competitors from across the nation, making the competition even more intense, varied, exciting and completely unpredictable!

Music by DJ Monsieur Gaston!

In addition to the Showdown, the glamorous all star show, Burlesque! A Night of Stars will be back on March 10th and features all of our wonderful national stars at the Red Flag, PLUS a super sexy after party that only Van Ella Productions could throw! (Please note, that all ticket holders for Night of Stars receive automatic admission to the after party)


Shimmy Showdown!

March 9th

The Golden Record

2720 Cherokee Street

St Louis , MO 63118

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm




Burlesque! A Night of Stars!

March 10th

Red Flag 

3040 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

Doors 6:00, Show 7:00pm

The Van Ella Bordella “Gentleman’s Club”

March 11th



The Shimmy Showdown is presented to you by Van Ella Productions, a company known for its high class stage spectacles and touring productions, including the Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival, The Van Ella Bordella, Spectaculaire, and many others. In its 13th year, The Shimmy Showdown has become a hilarious and ridiculous counterpart to traditional burlesque pageants and competitions and has gained international notability for its unique and original take on the genre.


Will I have an assigned seat?

The seating at these venues are open, and seats are on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend arriving early for the most seat options. There will be a separate seating area during the Shimmy Showdown and A Night of Stars for VIP ticket holders.

Do I need to purchase a separate ticket for the Van Ella Bordella after party?

If you have purchased a Weekend Pass or a ticket to A Night of Stars, you do NOT need to purchase anything additional to get into the after party. If your ticket was for the Shimmy Showdown or you only wish to attend the after party, you will need to purchase a separate Van Ella Bordella ticket.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for ages 21+

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email VanEllaTickets@gmail.com with any questions.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, including no shows.