Nominated Best of The Beat Awards 2016

Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018

Featured Performer at French Quarter Festival in 2017/18/19/20

Featured on MTV's Ridiculousness Show August 26, 2018

Featured Performer on America's Got Talent July 23, 2019

New Orleans Film Festival Cinematography Winner, Nobody May Come, November 14, 2020






CAC SweetArts Mid-Century Jazz Fest Soiree w/Valerie Sassyfras & The Sasshay Dancers

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Dominican Street in the Black Pearl, Dominican Street, New Orleans

SWEETARTS SERIES FINALE 2021: MID-CENTURY JAZZ FEST SOIRÉE Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 6 – 11pm Location: Dominican Street in the Black Pearl


We are excited to invite you to the culminating SweetArts series event: Mid-Century Jazz Fest Soirée on Saturday, May 8 from 6-11 pm! Together, with special musical guests Valerie Sassyfras/The Iguanas and plenty of Crawfish Monica, we will celebrate artists and cultural leaders at the Center, and raise a toast to those SweetArts who are no longer with us: Shelley Middleberg, Tucker Fitz-Hugh, and Lin Emery. We look forward to festing with you!

Hosted by Sally Heller, Gretchen and Rodger Wheaton, Gregg and Weezie Porter, Rachel and Bryan Bailey, Jill and Michael Schneider, Susan and Shelby Russ, Nurhan and Bridgett Gokturk, Valerie Besthoff, Michael Whitaker, Sally and Tom Connolly, Suzanne and Steve Dumez, The Heller Estate, Ginny Wise and Kevin Wilkins, Deborah Huger and Thomas Valentine, Jenny and Warren Surcouf III, Nancy Lemman, Nancy Lassen, Peter Trapolin, Barbara and Biff Motley, Staci Rosenberg, Jennifer and John Rowland, Alicia and David Bendana.

Valerie Sassyfras will be performing from 7:30-8pm with The Sasshay Dancers. Purchase Tickets:

Sass Fest Birthday Bash w/Valerie Sassyfras/Sasshay Dancers/The Quickening June 25, 7pm!

Broadside, 600 N. Broad, NOLA 70119

Keep on Sassin in the free world!! That’s right Sassyfrasers, your girl is turning 23 and America is turning 245. What a time to be alive! Come celebrate with me, The Sasshay Dancers, and all your friends at the Broadside. You’re not gonna believe all the fun I have planned! I’m gonna be teaching you the World Famous Girls Night Out dance! Meet Mr. Pickle! I got a magician, cotton candy, vendors, pinata! Last but certainly not least, my buds, The Quickening, will be there to play a set! Be sure to wear your Sassiest red white and blues baby!! It all kicks off June 25th at 7pm at The Broadside! Cant wait to see y’all there! Happy birthday to meeeeeeee!!