Step right up! The Burlesque & Sideshow Festival has come to town

Asheville’s Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival got started on Friday night, June 11, at Scandals with a Red Carpet Walk, teaser performances, annual ABSfest Recognition Awards, and more. Nearly a dozen performers thrilled the audience with singing, dancing, machete juggling and other wacky acts. Here are some images from the evening.

Photos by Michael Muller.

You can read more on the festivities, which continue all weekend, with workshops and a big show Saturday night at the Orange Peel.


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