Nominees Announced for 2018 ED’s Awards, Voting Now Open

CLEARWATER, Fla.—ED Publications is once again ready to 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.

The ED’s Awards take place 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 take place 9-11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at The Joint Theater inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The Final Ballot for the 2018 ED Awards launched for voting at on Monday, June 25, and will be live until July 10. 

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, N.C.; Hustler Club in Las Vegas; Penthouse Club in New Orleans; Pony Club in Huntsville, Ala.; Sapphire in New York City; Spearmint Rhino in Dallas; and Tootsie’s Cabaret in North Miami, Fla.

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).

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 Natasha Nova, Simone Danalustrous and Bellzora.

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

The complete list of 2018 ED’s Awards Show nominees are listed below. For more information on the upcoming Awards Show and 2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, including online registration or Awards Show ticket purchase, visit and, or call (727) 726-3592.


2018 ED’s Awards Show 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

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

Rachel’s, Orlando


Small Club of the Year – South

2001 Odyssey, Tampa

Candy Store, Mobile, AL

Centerfold Lounge, Jacksonville

Crazy Horse Cabaret, Port Allen, LA

Deja Vu, Nashville

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

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

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, Tucson

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, Chapel Street, Aberdeen 

Spearmint Rhino, Birmingham, UK

Calendar Girls, Auckland, New Zealand

Deja Vu, Tijuana

Capital Men’s Club, Canberra

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 


Entertainer of the Year


Natasha Nova

Simone Danalustrous


Newcomer of the Year

Abby Lane

Aerial Leigh

Aja Marie

Blake Monroe

Kali Reign

Mila DeLuna

Ms. Parker

Pixie Raye

Raven Kali



Club Favorite of the Year

Angel Beau

Annie Lane

Aria Moon

Bambi Wilde

BJ McNaughty

Cali Rose

Nikki Delano

Reya Sunshine

Shay Lynn

Stevie Lixx


International Showgirl of the Year

Ashley Teasedale

Cherry Pop

Frenchie Love

Isabelle Deltore  

Janine Jericho  


Pixie Piper

Morgan Sommers

Cherry Poppins

Serena Rayne  


Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year

Anna Belle Peaks

Ariana Marie

Christiana Cinn

Dani Daniels

Darci Dolce

Jayden Cole

Jenevieve Hexxx

Nikki Benz

Richelle Ryan

Vicki Chase



Aja Marie

Annie Lane

Ashley Teasedale

Bambi Wilde


Brandilyn Banks

Callie Jane

Dana Adiva

Kali Reign

Mila DeLuna

Morgan Sommers


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

•  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


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

•  David Hulme, Buck’s Cabaret, Ft Worth

•  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


Two industry executives will also be inducted into the ED Hall of Fame in 2018. For more information on the upcoming Awards Show and 

2018 Gentlemen’s Club Expo, including online registration or Awards Show ticket purchase, visit and, or call (727) 726-3592.

Written by: Betty Knowles

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