You have surely heard of the Folies-Bergère and the Ziegfield Follies…variety shows with skits, songs, dancing, and comedians. They were often lavishly produced revues with major stars, huge casts, and opulent costumes and scenery. Follies frequently featured beautiful, elaborately costumed showgirls parading around and posing prettily, amid settings that formed a living picture. Follies were a step up from cabarets. Cabarets were funny and flamboyant but usually in a more relaxed venue…bars, speakeasies, restaurants, and casinos.

Southwest Decadence will be combining the best of both show styles at the Decadence Follies. 

The Decadence Follies will be during the Saturday evening Formal Dinner and is included in your weekend registration package (and for Saturday Day Pass guests). 

The best part of the Decadence Follies?....You can be one of the performers. Share your talents, demonstrate your showmanship, feed your exhibitionist spirit….Be A Star! Types of acts we are looking for:

  • Burlesque
  • Vocal Performance
  • Drag
  • Comedy
  • Magic
  • Dance (Modern, Belly Dancing, Hip Hop, Swing..move with the music!)
  • Fantasy Skits
  • Spoken Word
  • Other talent ideas?

We’re not expecting Édith Piaf, Josephine baker, Lady Rizo, or other famous follies and cabaret stars….but there are a lot of talented people among us.

Performers will receive special recognition on stage, thunderous applause, heartfelt appreciation…and any tips collected for your performance. We’ll even have attendants to collect audience tips for you.

Apply now to flaunt your flair. 


  • Performer application deadline: July 7th at 5:00 pm CT
  • All applicants will be informed of their status on or before July 10th


For additional information or questions, please send a message through the Contact Us form.