1st Annual American Pinup Burlesque Fest
Official Press Release

American Pinup Burlesque Fest




First Annual Event to Draw an International Crowd


Little Darling & Shorty Rossi
Tampa, FL (January 18, 2012) - 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. The event will take place in Ybor at the historic Cuban Club March 23-25. 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.


A historic symbol for soldiers missing loved ones at home; pinup girls became popular in the early 1900's and have always held a special place in our military culture. Today, pinup girls are as popular as ever thanks to Pin Up America, Inc., an Ybor City company that fully embraces the culture and helps to connect pinup, burlesque and rockabilly enthusiasts around the world.


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!"


Le Teaze Burlesque Troupe Founders April Catalano and Richard Strawn are available for interviews. They will be thrilled to bring their pin up and burlesque girls along for special performances. To schedule a media interview about the American Pin Up Burlesque Fest, contact Kelly Harris at kdharrispr@gmail.com, 727.744.9894.


Pin Up America, Inc. is still accepting applications for vendors and sponsors. Visit www.AmericanPinupBurlesqueFest.com/sponsorsvendors.html to learn how you can participate.  


Visit www.AmericanPinupBurlesqueFest.com for all additional information.


About Pin Up America, Inc.

Pin Up America, Inc. is the brainchild of founders April Catalano and Richard Strawn. Inspired by the pinup, burlesque and rockabilly genre, they wanted to bring  pinup sexy back in a big and modern way. Not only have they formed their own burlesque troupe, Le Teaze, but you can also check them out on their weekly live broadcast, The Pin Up America Show. They also produce an international publication, which features unique stories about the genre, art, tattooing, music, interesting features and charitable partnerships. Pin Up America Magazine is printed every other month and is available for purchase online, worldwide for $5.99 at www.PinUpAmericaShop.com and select Barnes & Noble, Book World, Books-A-Million, Hastings and Chapters/Indigo stores.


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