The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival was started in 2013 by local burlesque performer Cha Cha Velour, with the idea to include and provide a performance space for as many local performers as possible. The event was later acquired in 2014 by event producer Cory Royer (a.k.a. Luke Warm). Cory went on producing the event in 2014 and 2015 and although the event was a success among those who attended, sadly there just weren't enough tickets sold to keep the event alive for another year. After going back to the drawing board, Cory, with the help of local business owners, has decided to bring the event to downtown Las Vegas, specifically the Las Vegas Arts District, where performers of all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to take the stage and perform in multiple venues. The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival today is part of a larger event called EXPOSURE.Vegas, an event designed specifically for artists of all types to see and be seen.