Centerfolds Cabaret in Las Vegas will host the 5th Annual EDI West, April 13-15, 2018
The world’s most prestigious “showgirl” dance competition returns for its fifth straight year, as the 2018 EXOTIC DANCER Invitational (EDI) West Contest will be held for the first time ever in “Sin City” — Las Vegas — and Centerfolds Cabaret, April 13-15, 2018. The contest will begin each evening shortly after 8 pm and boasts eight competitors in each of two divisions —Showgirl and Newcomer — with the “Finals” being held on Sunday, April 15.
“We are honored to be the host club of the 2018 EDI West Competition,” says Centerfolds Cabaret owner, Steve Paik. “A special thanks to EDI producers ED Publications for this opportunity. We are very excited to have all of the nation’s top feature entertainers performing under one roof this April!”
Though the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (also produced by ED Publications) has called Las Vegas its home for the better part of the past quarter century, the EDI has yet to find itself in the city that’s known both for it’s world-renown strip clubs and its burlesque history. That’s why Centerfolds Cabaret in Las Vegas made the ideal choice to host the EDI West.
“Las Vegas is the perfect home for the EDI West, and Centerfolds Cabaret is a club that understands the unique style of entertainment that is presented by today’s top showgirl features,” says Dave Manack, Founder of the EDI Contest and ED Publications’ Associate Publisher.“We are also very proud of the growth of the EDI contests, and we can’t wait to see what amazing shows these first-class feature entertainers will bring to this year’s EDI contest!”
The EDI contests showcase entertainers in two divisions competing on three straight nights. The Newcomer Division, which competes on the first night (April 13), will include: Cali Marie, Jenevieve Hexxx, Memphis Monarch, Ms. Parker, Pixie Raye, Raven Black, Raven Kali and Stacia Dianna.
The Showgirl Division, which competes on the second night (April 14), will boast the following well-established showgirl feature entertainers: Angela Sommers, Annie Lane, Janine Jericho, Jesabella Marie, Juliette Electrique, Justice, Lady Sirene and Simone Danalustrous.
The top three competitors from each division will compete in the Finals on Sunday, April 15. Cash prizes are awarded for both divisions, as well as main titles and mini titles (including sashes and trophies). In addition, the winner of the Showgirl Division will become an automatic nominee for the ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, the most prestigious award in the industry for national, touring feature entertainers.
Top image: Christina Aguchi at EDI West 2015 (Dames N Games, LA), photo by Sackie Krikorian