Nominees Announced For 2014 ED's Nightclub, Exotic Dancer Awards

CLEARWATER, Fla.—The biggest celebration of the adult nightclub industry and the crowning event of the Annual Gentlemen's Club Owners EXPO, the Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show—better known as the ED's Awards—will return for its 17th straight year at the 2014 EXPO at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Once again, the House of Blues, located directly inside Mandalay Bay and boasting a national reputation as one of the nation’s best live music venues, will play host to the show.

The Annual ED’s Awards Show, presented by Anheuser-Busch and slated for 9-11 p.m. Aug. 19, will honor the best-of-the-best in adult nightclubs, club staff and feature entertainment. The show will be hosted by top comedian Ralphie May, will feature special guest presenters, the all-female “house” rock band Brazen and command performances by the four nominees for ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year Award: Lacey Rain, Roxi D'Lite, Simone Danalustrous and Tali De'Mar.

“Our four Overall Entertainer of the Year nominees represent the top touring ‘showgirl’ feature entertainers in our industry, and we are looking forward to their live performances during the 17th Annual ED’s Awards Show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas,” said ED Publications’ Associate Publisher Dave Manack. “And, of course, our club nominees—highlighted by the eight clubs vying for the prestigious Overall Gentlemen's Club of the Year Award—represent the best-of-the-best in clubs of all sizes, both big and small.”

Those eight clubs nominated for Overall Gentlemen's Club of the Year include Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club in Chicago, Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club in Philadelphia, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Las Vegas, Penthouse Club in San Francisco, Rick’s Cabaret DFW in Fort Worth, Texas, Scarlett’s Cabaret in Miami, The Pony in Huntsville, Alabama and the Vivid Gentlemen's Club in Charlotte (Mooresville), North Carolina. The remaining club nominees can be viewed below, and are also featured at theEDawards.com.

The Awards Show will also feature current adult film starlets as special presenters, including Lisa Ann, Tori Black, Allie Haze, Belle Knox, The Starr Sisters, Adraina Chechik and Veronica Rodriguez. Reigning ED’s Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Christina Aguchi will also be on hand to present the Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Award to the 2014 winner.

The voting for the 2014 ED's Awards is open now and will be held online only at TheEDawards.com through Monday, July 14. Club, entertainer and staff nominees were gathered mainly from pre-nomination votes placed at throughout the month of May.

To make sure that the ED's Awards Show remains a slim, trim two-hour presentation, a select few awards have been moved to a special presentation during the Opening Night '80s Dance Party at the luxurious LIGHT Nightclub inside Mandalay Bay on Aug. 18. At the Opening Night Party, the following awards will be presented: “Feature” Club of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year, Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year, Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year, DJ/Emcee of the Year and Club Employee of the Year. [Please note: The final nominees for the 2014 Miss Award will appear on a separate online ballot in July.]

Ralphie May is one of the most popular comedians in the country, and has a proven track record of selling out multiple shows in 1,500- to 3,000-seat venues. He has also seen a great deal of success with recent DVD releases, including 2012's Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore. He has a no-nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society's hypocrisies. He doesn't shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue, and he received multiple standing ovations during the 2010 ED’s Awards Show, his first appearance as ED’s show host.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the 2014 ED’s Awards Show or the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, visit or call (727) 726-3592.

The 2014 ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards club and staff nominations are:

Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year

Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago

Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club, Philadelphia

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Las Vegas

Penthouse Club, San Francisco

Rick’s Cabaret DFW, Fort Worth, TX

Scarlett’s Cabaret, Miami

The Pony, Huntsville, AL

Vivid Club, Charlotte (Mooresville), NC

(Please note: As the winner of the 2013 Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award, Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas is not eligible to be nominated or win this same award in 2014.)

Club Chain of the Year

Christie’s Cabaret

Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs

Fantasy Showclubs/Pony Clubs

MAL Entertainment

Penthouse Clubs

Pure Gold

Scores

South East Showclubs

Spearmint Rhino

VCG/PT’s Showclubs

(Please note: As the winner of the 2013 Club Chain of the Year Award, Rick’s Cabaret is not eligible to be nominated or win this same award in 2014.)

Club of the Year East

Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI

Foxy Lady, Brockton, MA

Penthouse Executive Club, New York City

PT’s Showclub, Portland, ME

Savannah’s on Hannah, Harrisburg, PA

Scores, Baltimore, MD

Spearmint Rhino, Lexington, KY

Riviera Showclub, Worcester, MA

Small Club of the Year East

Babe’s NOLA, Burlington, NJ

Cafe Royale, Farmingdale, NY

Cowboys Showgirls, Lexington, KY

Deja Vu, Lexington, KY

Kandy’s Gentlemen’s Club, Waterford, PA

Rhode Island Dolls, Woonsocket, RI

Sugardaddy’s, Queens, NY

Titillations Go-Go, Bloomfield, NJ

Club of the Year South

Club Madonna, Miami Beach

E11EVEN, Miami, FL

Gold Club, Jacksonville, FL

Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

Spearmint Rhino, West Palm Beach, FL

The Pony, Memphis

Thee Dollhouse, Myrtle Beach, SC

Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami, FL

Small Club of the Year South

2001 Odyssey, Tampa

Clermont Lounge, Atlanta

Dancer’s Royale, Orlando

Michael’s Men’s Club, Lafayette, LA

Playmates, Miami

Treasure Club, Asheville, NC

Trophy Club, Greenville, SC

Vegas Cabaret, Lauderhill, FL

Club of the Year Central

Buck’s Cabaret, Fort Worth, TX

Deja Vu, Springfield, IL

On the Border, Franklin, WI

Penthouse Club, E. St. Louis, IL

Rick’s Cabaret, San Antonio, TX

Silver City Cabaret, Dallas

The Lodge, Dallas

The Lumberyard 2, Cedar Rapids, IA

Small Club of the Year Central

Angel’s Gentlemen’s Club, Kalamazoo, MI

Down in Texas Saloon, Austin, TX

Fantasy’s, Traverse City, MI

Scores presents NWI, Gary, IN

Stimmelator’s, Webster, IN

The Body Shop, Miami, OK

Wild J’s, Canute, OK

Yellow Rose, Austin, TX

Club of the Year West

Bourbon Street, Phoenix, AZ

Crazy Horse 3, Las Vegas

Dames n’ Games, Los Angeles

Diamond Cabaret, Denver, CO

Kit Kat Club, Portland, OR

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, San Francisco

Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas

Vivid Cabaret, Los Angeles

Small Club of the Year West

Condor Club, San Francisco

Devil’s Point, Portland, OR

Fox Club Cabaret, Missoula, MT

Hi-Liter, Phoenix, AZ

Jet Strip, Los Angeles

Pacers, San Diego, CA

Players Club, Denver

Sam’s Hofbrau, Los Angeles

“Feature Club” of the Year

Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, PA

Blush, Pittsburgh, PA

Club Alex’s, Stoughton, MA

Jill’s Lounge, Wheeling, WV

Hollywood, Southington, CT

Sapphire, New York City

The Gold Club, Philadelphia

Wild Cherry Cabaret, Huntsville, AL

Club Employee of the Year

Jamie Adams, Hostess, Babe’s NOLA, New Orleans

Michelle Brown, House Mom, Vivid Gentlemen’s Club, Mooresville (Charlotte), NC

Taryn Cording, VIP Manager/Hostess, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

Tusha Nagapoollay, Office Manager, Tootsie’s Cabaret

Cody Dumas, Manager, Sliver City Cabaret, Dallas

Ryan Montgomery, Security, Michael’s Men’s Club, Lafayette, LA

Edward O’Connor, Manager, The Lumberyard 2, Cedar Rapids, IA

Joseph Rea, Operations Director, The Trophy Clubs, South Carolina

Michael Sullivan, Manager, Deja Vu, Washington Park, IL

Gordon Stewart, Bar Back, Scores, Detroit

General Manager of the Year

Shawn Barnes, Scarlett’s Cabaret, Miami

John Burys, Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago

Michael Durham, Deja Vu, Nashville

Brian Fransen, PT’s Showclub, Louisville, KY

Rich Gleason, Gallagher’s 2000, Long Island City, NY

Brian Hopkins, On the Border, Franklin, WI

James Johnson, Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas

John Miller, Penthouse Club, New Orleans

Bill Love, Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, PA

Damon Quinn, Vegas Cabaret, Lauderhill, FL

DJ/Emcee of the Year

Tony Batman, club event host, A Entertainment/

Jimmy Boucher, Monroe’s in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

Jay Crowley, Gold Club, San Francisco, CA

Joe Dell’Anno, Flight Club, Inkster, MI

Josh Fiore, Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI

Dane Hansen, Crazy Horse Too, Las Vegas

Jeb Jarrell, Jaguars, Abilene, TX

Danny Myers, The Harem, Dayton, OH

DJ Platypus, Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami, FL

Mark Wagner, Down in Texas Saloon, Austin, TX