2017 EXPO | August 27-30

The Award Winners 2016

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Lacey Rain, Monroe’s of Palm Beach and Scores Holding win big at 2016 ED’s Awards Show

Awards presented at the 24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, held at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans August 7-10

August 15th, Clearwater, FL:  Held for the second straight year in the Big Easy, the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (produced by ED Publications) once again celebrated the best-of-the-best with the adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show, the ED’s Awards. On August 9th, the Harrah’s Theatre inside Harrahs’ Casino played host to the 19th Annual ED’s Awards Show, where Lacey Rain was presented with the Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Award for the second time in her career. The two other major award winners of the night included Monroe’s of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL, which took home the prestigious Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award, while Scores Holding was voted the industry’s Club Chain of the Year.  The show was hosted by no-holds-barred comedian Colin Kane, who had the crowd roaring as they wondered, “Did he just say that?!”

“Our Entertainer of the Year nominees—Lacey Rain, RubberDoll and Angela Sommers—each put on mesmerizing live performances, showcasing exactly why each was a fitting nominee for Entertainer of the Year,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher and ED’s Awards Show co-producer, Dave Manack, noting that the fourth Entertainer of the Year nominee, Miss Mena, was unable to attend the EXPO and thus did not perform. “And out of our eight deserving Club of the Year nominees, Monroe’s of Palm Beach emerged as the industry’s top venue for 2015/2016, which is a testament to how hard owners Scott & Jennifer Lizza, GM Joe Bee and the rest of the staff at Monroe’s have worked to make this club one of the very best in the country in a very short period of time.”

In total, 22 ED’s Awards were presented to adult nightclubs, feature entertainers and club staff at EXPO 2016. While the majority of these were handed out at Harrah’s Theatre, nine ED’s Awards were given away at the Opening Night Party and Pre-ED Awards at the elegantly rustic Republic NOLA nightclub on Monday, August 8th. These included all of the staff awards (Employee, DJ and GM), as well as the first-ever “Urban Club of the Year” Award, which was presented to Black Diamonds in Jackson, Mississippi.  (The complete list of ED’s Awards winners is listed below.) 

ED Publications was also proud to induct longtime club owner and operator Dennis DeGori into its Hall of Fame for 2016. DeGori is currently the owner of the famed E11EVEN club in Miami as well as the Scores club in Chicago, and has been recognized as a top club owner/operator for three decades.

The 24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO was held for the second straight year in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside, and included four days of educational seminars, a two-day, 100-plus-booth tradeshow, networking events, the ACE National (Association of Club Executives) board meeting, and fun events such as the Opening Night Party, Bikini Bowl-A-Rama and Closing Night Bourbon Street Bash. 

“We had some of the strongest seminar presentations we’ve ever had at this year’s EXPO,” says Manack. “These included our first-ever seminar on urban adult nightclubs, featuring DC Glenn of Tag Team (‘Whoomp There It Is’) fame, the ‘power of positive leadership’ presentation by motivational speaker Willard Barth, Robert Smith’s (Nightclub Security Consultants) seminar on how to prevent and/or handle active shooter situations, and that’s just a few of the seminars EXPO attendees experienced.”

ED Publications also announced at this year’s EXPO that next year’s convention, the 25th Anniversary EXPO, will be moving back to Las Vegas and will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, August 27-30, 2017. 

For more information on this year’s EXPO, or previous EXPOs, visit www.theEDexpo.com or call ED Publications at (727) 726-3592. For specific EXPO photo requests, please email dave@edpublications.com
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Nominees & Winners from the 2016 ED’s Awards Show:

Overall Club
Christie’s Cabaret in Tempe
Deja Vu in Hollywood
Monroe’s of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach
Penthouse Club in San Francisco
Rick’s Cabaret in New York City
Scores in Charlotte
Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas
Thee Dollhouse in Tampa
Winner: Monroe’s of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach

Club Chain
Christie’s Cabaret
Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs
Fantasy Showclubs/Pony Clubs
IEC/PT’s Showclubs
MAL Entertainment
Penthouse Clubs
Rick’s Cabaret
Scores Holding
Winner: Scores Holding

Overall Entertainer
Angela Sommers
Lacey Rain
Miss Mena
RubberDoll
Winner: Lacey Rain

EXOTIC DANCER HALL OF FAME
Dennis DeGori

Club in the East
Blush in Pittsburgh
Christie’s Cabaret in Cleveland
Hustler Club in New York City
Mardi Gras in Springfield, Massachusetts
Penthouse Club in Philadelphia
RocVenus in Vernon, Connecticut
Scores in Baltimore
Vivid Cabaret in New York City
Winner: Blush in Pittsburgh

Small Club in the East
Babe’s NOLA in Burlington, New Jersey
DiCarlo’s in Albany, New York
Double Visions in Horsham, Pennsylvania
Kandy’s in Waterford, Pennsylvania
Pinups & Pints Brew Pub, Dayton, OH
Rhode Island Dolls in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Scores in Buffalo, New York
Tattletales in Levittown, Pennsylvania
Winner: Double Visions in Horsham, Pennsylvania

Club in the Central Region
Buck’s Cabaret in Dallas-Ft. Worth
Ocean Adult Cabaret in Chicago  
On the Border in Franklin, Wisconsin
Perfect 10 in Austin
Scores in Chicago
Spearmint Rhino in Minneapolis
The Ritz in Houston
The Seville in Minneapolis
Winner: The Seville in Minneapolis

Small Club in the Central Region
Angel’s in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fantasy’s in Traverse City, Michigan
Grand Daddy’s in Schofield, Wisconsin
Heartbeats in Springfield, Michigan
Minx Showpalace in Des Moines
The Pony Club in Evansville, Indiana
Tiffany’s Cabaret in San Antonio
Vegas Strip in Battle Creek, Michigan
Winner: The Pony Club in Evansville, Indiana

Club in the South
Cheetah in Atlanta
Club Vixens in Davie, Florida
Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson, Mississippi
E11EVENin Miami
The Penthouse Club in New Orleans
Rachel’s in West Palm Beach
Thee Dollhouse in Myrtle Beach
The Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama
Winner: The Penthouse Club in New Orleans

Small Club in the South
Brass Flamingo in Port Richey, Florida
Leather & Lace in Charlotte
Michael’s Men’s Club in Lafayette, Louisiana
Playmates in Miami
Pony Club in Huntsville, Alabama
Scores Presents the Trophy Club in Greenville, South Carolina
Scarlett’s Cabaret in Fort Myers, Florida
Treasure Club in Greensboro, North Carolina
Winner: Treasure Club in Greensboro, North Carolina

Club in the West
Crazy Horse Three in Las Vegas
Dames and Games in Van Nuys
Deja Vu Showgirls in Tacoma
Diamond Cabaret in Denver
Fantasy World in Albuquerque
Kit Kat Club in Portland, Oregon
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in San Francisco
Le Girls in Phoenix
Winner: Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in San Francisco

Small Club in the West
Cheetahs in Hollywood
The Condor Club in San Francisco
Deja Vu Showgirls in Colorado Springs
Devil’s Point in Portland, Oregon
Pacer’s in San Diego
Sam’s Hofbrau in Los Angeles
Skin Cabaret in Scottsdale
Xplicit Showclub in Glendale, Arizona
Winner: The Condor Club in San Francisco

Feature Club
Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Creekside Cabaret, Hatfield, PA
Expose, San Diego
Pony Club, Memphis
Scores Presents Platinum 84, Denver  
The Candy Store, Mobile
The Fox, Bath, PA
Vivid Club, Houston
Winner: Scores Presents Platinum 84 in Denver

Urban Club
Ace of Diamonds, Los Angeles
Black Diamonds, Jackson, MS
Blue Flame, Atlanta
Club Babes, Atlanta
Onyx, Charlotte
Vegas Cabaret, Lauderhill, FL
Starlet’s Gentlemen’s Club, New York City
Vanity Grand, Philadelphia
Winner: Black Diamonds, Jackson, MS

International Showclub
Golden Girls, Moscow
Landing Strip/For Your Eyes Only, Toronto
Love and Rockets, Brisbane, Australia
Penthouse, Paris
Spearmint Rhino, London
Stringfellows, London
String Showbar, Oslo, Norway
The Men’s Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Winner: Spearmint Rhino, London

General Manager
Chris Ball, Rick’s Cabaret DFW, Ft. Worth, TX
Joe Bee, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Frankie Fusco, Hustler Club, San Francisco, CA
Sandra Haney, Double Visions, Horsham, PA
James Johnson, Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas
Taylor Kessler, Christie’s Cabaret, Tempe, AZ
Chris Krontz, Deja Vu Showgirls, Stockton, CA
Brian Notarianni, Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Byron Overton, Club Babes, Atlanta, GA
Dave Peacock, Score’s Presents Platinum 84, Denver, CO
Winner: James Johnson

Club Employee
Jennifer Cole, House Mom, Temptations, Beaumont, TX
Taryn Cording, VIP Manager, Monroe’s, West Palm Beach
Nicholas Dale, Floor Manager, Hustler Club, San Francisco
Gregory DeLaCruz, Floor Manger, Tiffany’s, San Antonio
Jeb Jarrell, Floor Manager, Deja Vu, Colorado Springs
Kris Liv, House Mom, Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Brian Martin, Bartender, Christie’s Cabaret, Tempe, AZ
Ryan Montgomery, Floor Manager, Michael’s, Lafayette
Darla Osothsongkroh, VIP Hostess, Hustler Club, Las Vegas
Mike Wallace, Security, Pony Club, Huntsville, AL
Winner: Jennifer Cole

DJ of the Year
Jimmy Boucher, Monroe’s, West Palm Beach
Josh Fiore, Cadillac Lounge, Providence
Ilan Fong, Kahoot’s, Columbus
Steven Jaye, The Seville, Minneapolis
Gabriel “Hot Tub” Mangold, Platinum Plus, Columbia, SC
Bobby Mac, Tootsie’s, N. Miami
DJ Memphis, The Furnace, Birmingham
Kira Mundhenk, Double Visions, Horsham, PA
Storm, Scarlett’s, Hallandale, FL
Kenny Sumners, Gold Club, Memphis
Winner: lan Fong

Newcomer Feature Entertainer
BJ McNaughty
Callie Jane
Eva Lovia
JayCee Lane
Jenevieve Hexxx
Laycee Steele
Liza Mae Lust
Penny Poison
Ruby Ryder
Winner: Liza Mae Lust

Club Favorite Feature Entertainer
Angel Beau
Chelsea La Vone
Gia Nova
Jaded Dawn
Lisa Licious  
Natasha Nova
Phoenix Phires
Sarah Hunter
Simone Danalustrous
Trinity Turner
Winner: Natasha Nova

Adult Movie Feature Entertainer
Alexis Monroe
Allie Haze
Bonnie Rotten
Dani Daniels
Jayden Cole
Lexi Belle
Nicole Aniston
Rachel Starr
Richelle Ryan
Sophie Dee/Gianna Michaels (duo)
Winner: Dani Daniels

Miss ExoticDancer.Com of 2016
Aria Moon
Champagne
Chelsea La Vone
Frankie Blaze
Jade Andrews
Jaycee Lane
Jillian Janson
Lacey Rain
Liza Mae Lust
Richelle Ryan
Winner: Frankie J Blaze

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