Parties & Events 2020
Las Vegas in August is… hot. But at EXPO 2020, things will get even hotter at night with the parties and special events planned for the 28th EXPO at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, August 16-19.
With three days packed full of Staff Training Seminars, a Keynote Address, the Legal & Marketing Panels, and a two-day, 120-booth Tradeshow, it’s clear that the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO is about doing business. But it’s also about having a great time! As is the case each year, EXPO 2020 will be packed with evening events, parties and the Annual ED’s Awards Show, all designed to allow attendees to network, get caught up with old friends, make new friends and ... PARTY!
Parties and Events for EXPO 2020 Coming Soon
Parties and Events from EXPO 2019
Opening Night Party ‘EXPO Confidential
at the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club Las Vegas
Monday, August 12, 9 pm to midnight
Start your own scandal on the QT and very hush-hush the “EXPO Confidential” Opening Night Party! Kick off this year’s schedule of evening events in style at the Hustler Club Las Vegas, where they’ll feature a one-hour open bar and complimentary buffet from 9-10 pm. Shuttles will take guests from Planet Hollywood to the Hustler Club and back throughout the evening.
As has been the case for the past several years, a select group of ED Awards will be presented during the Opening Night Party ahead of the “main” ED Awards Show on Tuesday evening. These ED Awards will include International Club of the Year, International Entertainer of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Club Employee of the Year, DJ of the Year, Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year and more!
The “EXPO Confidential” Opening Night Party will also boast a special guest performance by reigning ED’s Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Natasha Nova, and is co-sponsored by Club Control Systems and MAL Entertainment.
Important note: If you take a cab, Uber or Lyft, you’ll have to pay an admission fee! Please take the provided transportation buses from Planet Hollywood to the Hustler Club!
Special thanks to our Opening Night Party sponsors, including MAL Entertainment, Club Control Systems and Larry Flynts Hustler Club.
22nd Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show
Presented in Brand Partnership with Patron Tequila
Tuesday, August 13, 9-11 pm (8-9 pm reception)
Criss Angel Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
It’s still the only awards show in the world honoring gentlemen’s clubs, club staff and feature entertainers, and in 2019 the multi-billion-dollar adult club industry will once again collectively descend on Las Vegas to honor the best of the best. The 2019 Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show—the ED Awards—will be held on August 13th during the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Expo at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 2019 ED Awards Show is presented in a brand partnership with Patron Tequila, and will be hosted by top comedian and Comedy Central star, Chris Distefano.
The 2019 ED Awards Show will be held at the brand new Criss Angel Theater inside Planet Hollywood, from 9-11 pm (reception from 8-9 pm). The Show will also boast command performances by the three ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominees, as well as special guest presenters. Clubs are presented awards in four regions (East, South, Central and West) and in two categories (large and smaller clubs/markets). ED Publications, producers of the Awards Show, will also induct at least one industry professional into its “Hall of Fame,” as its done each year since the Award Show’s inception in 1998.
“We’re very excited to be in a brand new theater, right there on site at Planet Hollywood,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. “Having Patron Tequila on board in our first-ever ‘brand partnership’ is definitely a feather in our cap!”
More about Chris Distefano:
If you watch Comedy Central, you’ve definitely seen Chris Distefano. His own TV show? Yes—a series called “Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano” which airs on Friday nights. His own one-hour special? Yes—“Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist” premiered in January 2019. And after recently being signed to an exclusive deal with Comedy Central, expect Chris to be a fixture on the channel that showcases the top current and up-and-coming comedians in the world.
Chris first burst onto the scene as a standout on MTV’s talking heads franchise Guy Code/Girl Code, with PopSugar naming him the “funniest guy on MTV.” He went on to star in the IFC series Benders and serve as co-host of Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster. He has appeared on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and MSG Network’s People Talking Sports, and he has performed stand-up on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
More about the ED Awards Show:
The Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show — popularly known as the ED’s Awards Show — is the ONLY national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen’s club industry and is produced by ED Publications. Established in 1998, the ED’s Awards Show is the marquee event of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, the only national convention & tradeshow for the gentlemen’s club industry since its inception in 1993.
To purchase tickets for the 2019 ED Awards Show at the Criss Angel Theater in Las Vegas, call ED Publications at (727) 726-3592 or go to this page to buy tickets for $69 ($89 after May 30th).
Religion Tequila Presents
The EXPO 2019 $10,000 Lingerie Contest and Pajama Jam
Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub
Wednesday, August 14, 2:30-5:30 pm
After hosting the $10,000 Bikini Contest for two straight years, we wondered, what would be even more fun and sexier than a bikini contest? A “Lingerie Contest,” of course! At EXPO 2019, our “chill day” event (2:30-5:30 pm) will once again boast $10,000 in cash and prizes—but this year, all guests can beat the Vegas heat for our first-ever Lingerie Contest and Pajama Jam.
All guys and girls (who aren’t competing in the lingerie contest) are encouraged to wear their favorite late-night loungewear, and here’s the best part: Not only will the person with the most outrageous PJs win a cash prize, they’ll also win a pair of tickets to see Def Leppard that night at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater!
The $10,000 Lingerie Contes and Pajama Jam is being presented by Religion Tequila, which returns for the second straight year as the main sponsor of EXPO’s “chill day” event. The event is also co-sponsored by Shadow Cabaret. Private booths at the Gallery Nightclub are available for rental by calling ED Publications directly at (727) 726-3592.
Co-sponsored by Shadow Cabaret.