Tiki Kon Kickoff Party! Friday July 11 at the Star Theater Portland! Please Join Us for a Fabulous Evening of Tiki, Surf, Lounge, Exotica, Burlesque, Rum, Cocktails, Music, Mystery, Dancing and More!
Tickets available directly from the Star Theater: www.startheaterportland.com/
This is the Tiki Kon kickoff, but the public is welcome! Admission is already included in Tiki Kon weekend passes, and shuttle service is available for Tiki Kon hotel guests.
Now celebrating its 12th year, Tiki Kon keeps the elegance and romance in the tiki experience to bring you the most intimate and enjoyable tiki weekender in the country. We get our inspiration from the fabulous Polynesian-themed restaurants and lounges popular in the decades after World War II. Our weekend event harkens back to that golden age with three colorful days of live exotica and surf music, island entertainment, classic cars, vintage fashion, art, vending, seminars, raffles, and cocktails. What began as a private home bar crawl twelve years ago has grown to become the Pacific Northwest’s swankiest weekend gathering. Come join us Friday Night!
Twisting their name from the 60s B-movie Satan's Sadists, Satan's Pilgrims is one of the most influential surf instrumental bands in the nation. While much of their sound has a definite Southern California flair, their Pacific Northwest rock 'n' roll ancestry sets them apart. The Pilgrims have created their own sub-genre of surf music with a patented haunted sound, which fans have dubbed "Pilgrim Rock." Ask any West Coast surf band to name their influences, and Satan's Pilgrims will inevitably be in the list. The rest of the world is still catching on to what only some knew 20 years ago. That is, if you want a surfy, spooky, garage-stompin' good time, put on Satan's Pilgrims. DON'T MISS THIS RARE PORTLAND APPEARANCE!
Lushy brings a refreshing groove and intriguing style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop. Their distinctive, inter-continental sound is lounge-y and danceable and goes down nice and easy, like a well-mixed cocktail in swanky bar.
Tana the Tattooed Lady debuted in 2004 with Seattle’s Atomic Bombshells. In 2005 she began touring with El Vez, The Mexican Elvis. Notable performances include Miss Exotic World Competition, Vancouver, Dallas & N.Y. Burlesque Festivals,Tease-O-Rama 2008 & 2010, Tiki Oasis 2008- 2013, Teatro Zinzanni, Burla Festival in Portugal and Turkkusex in Finland. She’s was 2010′s Pinup Girl of the year & 2010 Tattooed Entertainer of the Year. She received the Satan’s Angel Award for “Hottest Body in Burlesque” and the Barfly Award “Hardest Working Woman in Showbiz”. In 2013 she was awarded Miss Tiki Oasis! She is producing the first annual Oregon Burlesque Festival in 2014 in conjunction with All That Glitters Classic Burlesque Academy.
Meghan Mayhem is The Pacific Island Pin-up who originally hails from Honolulu, HI where she helped create Hawaii’s first burlesque troupe, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, in 2007. You can now find Mayhem heating up the stage with her undulating hips, fire eating, and tassel twirling talent throughout the Pacific Northwest. She struts the stage throughout Washington, Oregon, and California and is also member of the coveted Rose City Shimmy. Mayhem also appeared in Tease-O-Rama 08 and 12 and Tiki Oasis 08 - 13. A vivacious and spirited show girl with a wild Latin inspired twist, Mayhem dominates the stage with a raw and untamed presence that will leave your heart aflame.
DJ Drew Groove
This will be the sixth year DJ Drew Groove has played records at Tiki Kon! DJ Drew Groove selects an intoxicating mix of Surf, Exotica, Bossa Nova, Soul, Hawaiiana, Tiki, Lounge and other alluring in sounds from way out! He can be found actively playing records all over Portland, from the corner cocktail lounge to the discotheque dance club or the long established dive bar.
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