ED Publications announces nominees for the 2018 ED’s Awards Final Ballot!

21st Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show to be held during 2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

June 20, Clearwater, FL: Once again, ED Publications will celebrate the best of the best in the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry with its 21st Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show — the ED’s Awards — during the industry’s annual, national gathering for the Gentlemen’s Club EXPO. The 2018 ED’s Awards Show, featuring top comedian Jessimae Peluso, will be held at The Joint Theater inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, August 22, from 9-11 pm.

The Final Ballot for the 2018 ED Awards will open for voting at theEDawards.com on Monday, June 25th, and will be live until July 9th.


Among the voting categories, the most prestigious category is the “Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year” Award. This year, 10 clubs across the U.S. count themselves among the very best in the industry. They are (in alphabetical order): Blush in Pittsburgh; Bucks Wild in Dallas; E11EVEN in Miami; Gold Club in Charlotte, NC; Hustler Club in Las Vegas; Penthouse Club in New Orleans; Pony Club in Huntsville, AL; Sapphire in New York City; Spearmint Rhino in Dallas; and Tootsie’s Cabaret in N. Miami, FL.

As has been the case for the past several years, the adult nightclubs and club staff who appear on the Final ED’s Awards Ballot were determined in part by the “Pre-Nominations” Ballot, hosted on this ED Awards website. There are eight “regional” club awards, presented in two categories: Club of the Year and “Small” Club of the Year (which notes clubs that are under 5,000 square feet or are located in smaller cities/markets). There are four regions: East, South, Central and West. Other club award categories include “Feature” Club of the Year (for clubs that book feature entertainers regularly); “International” Club of the Year (for clubs outside of the U.S.); “Urban” Club of the Year (a national award for the top urban club) and the “Club Chain” of the Year Award for the nation’s top adult club chain (“chain” is designated as six or more clubs). The complete list of club nominees can be viewed below.


Among the voting categories, the most prestigious award for touring feature entertainers is the Overall Entertainer of the Year Award. Three entertainers are nominated for this award; two are chosen from the Annual EDI (Exotic Dancer Invitational) Contests, the third is chosen as a “wild card” nominee. The three Entertainer of the Year nominees for 2017 are Bellzora, Natasha Nova and Simone Danalustrous.

At the EDI West at Centerfolds Cabaret in Las Vegas, Angela Sommers won top honors in the Showgirl Division. However, as reigning ED’s Entertainer of the Year she is not eligible to be nominated for the award this year, which means the automatic Entertainer of the Year nomination from EDI West goes to that contest’s First Runner-Up, which was Simone Danalustrous. Natasha Nova became the second Entertainer of the Year nominee by winning the EDI East contest at The Manor in West Palm Beach. The third Entertainer of the Year nominee for 2018 is Bellzora, who was a finalist in the Showgirl Division at the EDI East and also received a great deal of support on the ED Award pre-nomination online voting ballot.

Other feature entertainer award categories include Newcomer Entertainer of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year, Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year, International Showgirl of the Year and Miss ExoticDancer.com. The complete list of entertainer nominees can be viewed below.


There are three ED’s Awards dedicated to club staff: General Manager of the Year, DJ of the Year and Club Employee of the Year (which includes security staff, waitresses, bartenders, VIP hosts, house moms and floor managers). The complete list of club staff nominees can be viewed below.

Please note: As has been the case for the past several years, ten ED Awards will be presented during the EXPO’s Opening Night Party (Vanity at the Hard Rock, Monday, August 21). This is to ensure that the ED’s Awards Show on Tuesday evening is presented in under two hours (because nobody enjoys three-hour awards shows!).

For more information on or to register for the 2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, or for tickets to the 2018 ED’s Awards Show starring top comedian Jessimae Peluso, visit www.theEDexpo.com or call (727) 726-3592.

Complete list of 2018 ED Award Nominees:

Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year

Bucks Wild, Dallas

Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami 

Penthouse Club, New Orleans

Spearmint Rhino, Dallas

Hustler Club, Las Vegas

Pony Club, Huntsville, AL

Sapphire, New York City

The Gold Club, Charlotte, NC

Blush, Pittsburgh

E11EVEN, Miami


Club of the Year – East

Centerfolds, Boston

Delilah’s, Philadelphia

Foxy Lady, Providence, RI

Hustler Club, Baltimore

Kahoot’s, Columbus, OH

Mardi Gras, Springfield, MA

Penthouse Club, Philadelphia

Rick’s Cabaret, New York City

Scores, New York City

The Godfather, Louisville, KY


Small Club of the Year – East

Archibalds, Washington, DC

Chase Lounge, Dover, DE

Club Risque, Philadelphia

Diamond Royale, Canton, OH

Double Visions, Horsham, PA

Kandy’s Adult Playground, Waterford, PA

Madame Oars & Tzers, Binghamton, NY

Millstream Inn, Woodlawn, MD

Rhode Island Dolls, Woonsocket, RI

Savannah’s on Hanna, Harrisburg, PA


Club of the Year – South

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

Rachel’s, Orlando

Scarlett’s Cabaret, Hallandale Beach, FL

Scores, Jacksonville, FL

Solid Gold, Pompano Beach, FL

The Furnace, Birmingham, AL

The Gentlemen’s Club, Charlotte, NC 

The Men’s Club, Charlotte, NC

Thee Dollhouse, Myrtle Beach, SC

Treasure Club, Myrtle Beach, SC


Small Club of the Year – South

2001 Odyssey, Tampa

Candy Store, Mobile, AL

Centerfold Lounge, Jacksonville, FL

Crazy Horse Cabaret, Port Allen, LA

Deja Vu, Nashville, TN

Diamond Dolls, Clearwater, FL

Leather & Lace North, Charlotte, NC

Michael’s Men’s Club, Broussard, LA

Scarletts, Fort Myers, FL

Ultra, West Palm Beach, FL


Club of the Year – Central

Admiral Theater, Chicago

Dream Girls, Detroit

Ocean Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago

On the Border, Franklin, WI

Perfect 10, Austin, TX

Pink Monkey, Chicago

Show Palace, Darien, WI

Silver City Cabaret, Dallas

Spearmint Rhino, Minneapolis

The Lodge, Dallas


Small Club of the Year – Central

Blackjacks, Elgin, IL

Club Omaha, Omaha, NE

Club Vogue, Columbia, MO

Heartbreakers, Dickinson, TX

Lipstix, Council Bluffs, IA

Lucky Lady Lounge, Evansville, IN

Minx Showpalace, Des Moines, IA

Night Trips, Oklahoma City, OK

Rumors Cabaret, Columbia, MO

Stilettos Cabaret, Pharr, TX


Club of the Year – West

Centerfolds Cabaret, Las Vegas

Dames N’ Games, Los Angeles

Deja Vu, San Diego

Diamond Cabaret, Denver

Hustler Club, San Francisco

Kit Kat Club, Portland, OR

Library Gentlemen’s Club, Westminster, CA

Palomino Club, Las Vegas

Platinum 84, Denver

Ten’s Showclub, Tucson


Small Club of the Year – West

Casa Diablo, Portland, OR

CLUB SINROCK, Seattle/Renton

Deja Vu, Stockton, CA

Devil’s Point, Portland, OR

Fabulous TNT’s, Littleton, CO

Fantasy Castle, Long Beach, CA

Hi-Liter, Phoenix, AZ

Jet Strip, Inglewood, CA

Players Club, Denver

Roaring ‘20s, San Francisco


Feature Club of the Year  

Club Alex’s, Stoughton, MA

Creekside Cabaret, Hatfield, PA

Diamond Men’s Club, Cleveland

Expose, San Diego

Red Parrot, El Paso

Scarlett’s, E. Saint Louis, IL

TD’s Showclub, Tuscon

The Northern, Fargo, ND

Trophy Club, Greenville, SC

Vivid Live, Houston


Urban Club of the Year 

Aces, Long Island City, NY

Blue Flame, Atlanta

Club Onyx, Centreville, IL

Essex, Phoenix

Magic City, Atlanta

Vanity Grand, Philadelphia

Plush Gentlemen’s Club, Dayton, OH

Strokers, Clarkston, GA

V Live, Detroit

Onyx, Charlotte, NC


International Club of the Year  

Penthouse Club, Moscow

Private Eyes, Aberdeen, Scotland

Spearmint Rhino, Birmingham, UK

Calendar Girls, Auckland, New Zealand

Deja Vu, Tijuana

Capital Men’s Club, Canberra, Australia

For Your Eyes Only, Toronto

Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge, Vancouver, BC


Club Chain of the Year 

Bucks Cabaret/Bucks Wild 


Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs

IEC/PT’s Showclubs

MAL Entertainment

Penthouse Clubs

Pony Clubs/Fantasy Showclubs


Southwest Clubs

Spearmint Rhino 

General Manager of the Year

•  Hal Bell, Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami

•  Debbie Diaz, Ocean Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago

•  Michael Durham, Deja Vu, Nashville

•  Abraham Garcia, Temptations Cabaret, Fort Worth, TX

  Darin Mabry, Gold Club, Charlotte, NC

•  John Miller, Penthouse Club, New Orleans

•  Zak Philips, Pony Club, Huntsville, AL

•  Mario Rinaldi, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach

•  Eric Rubenstein, Spearmint Rhino, Dallas

•  Mike Watkins, Buck’s Cabaret, Fort Worth, TX


Employee of the Year

•  Jessica Armstrong, Head Bartender, CLUB SINROCK, Portland, OR

•  Alyssa Bulosan, Asst. Manager, Roaring ‘20s, San Francisco

  Scott Chasser, Manager, Buck’s Wild, Dallas

•  Adam Gans, Manager, Spearmint Rhino, Minneapolis

•  Kenny Garces, Manager, Hustler Club, Baltimore

•  Dane Hansen, Manager, Centerfolds Cabaret, Las Vegas

•  Jack Hernandez, Manager, The Men’s Club, Dallas

•  Monica Martin, Executive Assistant, Deja Vu corporate

•  Troy Patterson, Manager, California Girls, Anaheim

  Stephanie Wilbanks, Regional Director, Pony Club, Memphis


DJ of the Year

•  Chris Allen, Scores, Phoenix

  • Anthony “Binger” Bellao, Penthouse Club, New Orleans

  Jimmy Boucher, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach

•  Dylan Boyd, Rick’s Cabaret, Ft. Worth, TX

•  David Hulme, Bucks Cabaret, Ft Worth, TX

•  Kevin Kessler, Booby Trap, Pompano Beach, FL

•  Bobby Mac, Cheetah, Pompano Beach, FL

•  Chris Morgan, Treasure Club, Greensboro, NC

•  Jeremy Sweigert, Michaels Men’s Club, Broussard, LA

•  Travis West, CLUB SINROCK, Portland, OR


Entertainer of the Year


Natasha Nova

Simone Danalustrous

(Each of these girls will perform live at the 2018 ED’s Awards Show)


Newcomer Entertainer of the Year

Abby Lane

Aerial Leigh

Aja Marie

Blake Monroe

Kali Reign

Mila DeLuna

Ms. Parker

Pixie Raye

Raven Kali



Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year

Angel Beau

Annie Lane

Aria Moon

Bambi Wilde

BJ McNaughty

Cali Rose

Nikki Delano

Reya Sunshine

Shay Lynn

Stevie Lix


International Showgirl of the Year


Cherry Pop

Frenchie Love

Isabelle Deltore 

Janine Jericho 


Morgan Sommers

Pixie Piper

Serena Rayne

Cherry Poppins 


Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year

Anna Belle Peaks

Ariana Marie

Christiana Cinn

Dani Daniels

Darcie Dolce

Jayden Cole

Jenevieve Hexxx

Nikki Benz

Richelle Ryan

Vicki Chase

Miss ExoticDancer.com

Aja Marie

Annie Lane


Bambi Wilde


Brandilyn Banks

Callie Jane

Dana Adiva

Kali Reign

Mila DeLuna

Morgan Sommers

Congratulations to all of the 2018 ED Award Nominees! See you in Las Vegas for the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO at the Hard Rock Casino!

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