Jeezy’s Juke Joint Comes to Des Moines and Iowa City March 24-25th

Jeez Loueez- The Honey Badger of Burlesque Presents Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue

Jeezy's Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue

Hailed as “one of the most important shows you’ll see all year” by Quilt Magazine, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is a jumping, jiving, foot-stomping revue that pays homage to Black burlesque and variety with a fabulous line-up of award-winning, show-stopping entertainment. Ranging from classic striptease to drag to comedy and everything in between, this popular yearly extravaganza is coming to Des Moines and Iowa City for the first time!

Hosted by Jeez Loueez and featuring established and up and coming performers from around the country, each production of Jeezy’s Juke Joint is finely curated into a diverse and rich line-up full of glamour, storytelling, and thought-provoking pieces. Affectionately called the “family reunion of burlesque”, the Juke Joint strives to not only showcase the power and diversity of Black entertainers, but to also bring the beautiful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.

Friday March 24th at Vaudeville Mews (Des Moines)

Saturday March 25th at Blue Moose Tap House (Iowa City)

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

$25 VIP tickets, which include a guarenteed seat in the first 2 rows, a complimentary glass of champange, and a special gift from the performers.




As we prepare for our opening night show, I can’t help but to take a moment where I can sit back, take it all in, and let the gratitude wash over me. Showgirls are aflutter, the skies and roads are bustling with folks hustling to get to Chicago, last minute rhinestoning is the 11th hour tradition. In our 5th year, Jeezy’s Juke Joint has grown immensely. From production value to the sheer audience and cast numbers, there’s no doubt that this magical weekend has come a long way. In this moment of gratitude and reflection, the calm before the storm, I would like to acknowledge the incredibly generous sponsors and patrons of the 2016 season. Without these businesses and individuals we wouldn’t be able to grow and evolve as we are. I’m not just thankful for your sponsorship and donation, I’m thankful for your belief and push. I’m thankful for the like-minded small businesses who believe in JJJ. I’m thankful for the women-owned, Black-owned, queer-owned, local businesses who have spread the word. I’m thankful for the national and out-of-state organizations that have sent unwaivering support even without being present. I’m thankful for the leaders of the burlesque community who have seen JJJ as something for all of us. I’m thankful to the performers, the hustlers, the starving artists, the strippers, the buskers, OUR PEERS who have donated their hard earned dollars to this seasons endeavors. And of course, we’re thankful to everyone who’s coming to the show!

So please, take a moment to check out these amazing businesses and individuals who have made this possible. There is no us without them!