The event will take place in Ybor at the historic Cuban Club March 23-25
in the Tampa Bay Area.
Tampa-based Pin Up America, Inc., the world leader in pin up, rockabilly and burlesque culture has announced an exciting event in the Tampa Bay area – the first annual American Pinup Burlesque Fest. This year’s main event, Party Like a Pinup, will benefit Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls and will feature celebrity, Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s Pit Boss.
The American Pinup Burlesque Fest is sure to attract a crowd from across the world and will be packed with unique parties, events, workshops, vendors and networking opportunities. Weekend activities include pinup, burlesque, hair, make-up and photography workshops, unique vendors, live bands and special guest burlesque performances. There will also be a hot rod car show, motorcycle show and tattoo competition. Featured events include the Miss Pin Up America Pageant, the Burlesque America Competition and a Party Like a Pinup Event on Saturday night that benefits Pinups for Pitbulls, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about breed specific legislation and discriminatory laws.
This festival will not only connect an international community of amazing pinup, burlesque, and rockabilly artists and enthusiasts, it’ll also be tons of fun and will raise money for a fantastic cause! Advance tickets can be purchased now and range from $25 for a one-day festival pass to a $220 all-inclusive pass for workshops and special events.
According to the co-founder of Pin Up America, Inc., April Catalano, “We’re not joking when we say this is a very unique event. In fact, for anyone interested in winning a free weekend pass to Burlesque Fest, we’re offering a full weekend pass to the first participant to get our amazing Burlesque Fest logo tattooed on his or her body! Doug Hatter of Z-Edge Tattoos and Piercings will tattoo it for free!”
Category 1: Best “Color” Tattoo
Category 2: Best “Black & Gray” Tattoo
Category 3: Best “Fest” Tattoo
(best “fest” tattoo refers to pinup/burlesque/rockabilly/vintage car & bike)
Each winner will receive:
-Custom crafted plaque*
-Feature on the Pin Up America Show
-All 3 winners will be featured together in Pin Up America Magazine
-A copy of the newest issue of Pin Up America Magazine