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Metalesque Fest ® is the World's First  showcase of brutal burlesque, performance art set to heavy metal music...

2020 will be our FIFTH year,  with THREE show nights 

showcasing pole, aerial, fire, drag, circus and burlesque performers

from across the U.S. and live metal music!

Portland is home to one of the nation’s most active burlesque communities AND metal music scenes.

Metalesque Fest ® merges the two art forms in a weekend long celebration,

curated by local metal burlesque troupe Sign of the Beast Burlesque. 

Your producers for this event are local burlesque performers/producers

Hai Fleisch, Rocket Queen, Dee Dee Pepper, Wanda Bones and Rummy Rose.

Surrounded by the epic landscape of the Pacific Northwest,

Portland is renowned for it’s innovative art and live music, bicycle culture, coffee, and beer.

Portland in October is dark and stormy, the perfect time and place to celebrate metal.

Join us as we crank up the volume in downtown Portland's premiere venues, showcasing the most brutal and

bewitching  entertainers from our city and beyond, AND live metal music from our favorite bands! 

Performer Applications for 2020 will open in March - stay tuned!

CHECK OUT OUR PROMO VIDEO FOR METALESQUE FEST 2018 BELOW!

FEATURING JOHNNY NURIEL, ISAIAH ESQUIRE, ROCKET QUEEN, 

HAI FLEISCH, WANDA BONES, MISS ABIGAIL RHYS, HYACINTH LEE,  PEARL E. GATES, DEE DEE PEPPER, DIAMONDBACK ANNIE, 

NATASHA RIOT, NIKKI LEV, NINA NIGHTSHADE, RUMMY ROSE, MEGHAN MAYHEM AND SLY VIOLET!

VIDEO CREATED BY WATSON CINEMATICS.

METALESQUE FEST ®  is trademarked by  Sign of the Beast Burlesque LLC.

 

Why "Sign of the Beast" Burlesque?

 

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Above Photos from Night 1 & 2 of 3 Metalesque Fest® 2017
Photos from Metalesque Fest ® 2016 by Kenneth Barton & Lisa K Smith