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The 7th Annual Shimmy Showdown in Saint Louis

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Bois and Grrrls of legal age!

The Showdown is back!!!

VanElla Productions is proud to present:

The 7th Annual Shimmy Showdown!

Tickets on sale now!


On January 20th, 2720 Cherokee will be pulsing with excitement as we watch some of the most fabulous, glamorous, and talented women 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!


Starring: your competitors:


Annie Cherry - Kansas City 

Auralie Wilde - Iowa City

Jessica Jacques - Columbia, MO

Lilly Rascal - Chicago

Nina La Voix - NYC

Parker Go Peep - Denver 

Patsy Blue Ribbon - Indianapolis

Rose Whip - STL

Sapphire Jones - NYC

Shan De Leers - Nashville

Shazza Dazzla - Shreveport/STL

ShelBelle ShamRock - Dallas 


Hosted by Lola van Ella!


Featuring super special guests!


With a glorious step down performance from 2016 Shimmy Showdown Champion, Tanis Lee!


Plus: Celebrity Judges TBA!


And more surprises in store!


Music by DJ Monsieur Gaston!


And save the date! In addition to the Showdown, there will also be an All Star show featuring all of our wonderful national stars on Saturday, the 21st right back at 2720 Cherokee AND a super sexy after party that only Van Ella Productions could throw!


2720 Cherokee

January 20th

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00

Tickets are $15 or $30 for both the Shimmy Showdown and the Night of Stars! (General admission only) Just use the discount code you'll receive after purchasing your tickets to receive a discount to purchase tickets for the other show. Tickets on sale soon!


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 Beggar's Carnivale and Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival. In its 6th 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.

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