Our Amateur Hour is a premier Austin event! This hour of pre-show entertainment is hosted by Dame Dynamite as a platform for artists who have limited performance experience. Prior to the main show of our events, we will have a pre-show specifically geared towards new-ish performers. This platform seeks to provide these artists with original video of their act as well as provides a place where they can safely practice their performance art. Artists who submit to Amateur Hour will have the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience, earn tips, and create content in the form of photography and video that is crucial for a career as a performance artist. Gaining experience or “breaking in” to live performance can be intimidating, but we seek to create a positive, safe and judgment-free space for people of all walks of life to express themselves authentically in front of an audience. Your medium can be dance, burlesque, aerial, circus, sideshow, theater, or any live event. All performers will be considered, and all people are welcome. Submissions will open on September 1st, 2021. For more inquiry, email Dame at