2017 EXPO Awards Show

 

Gentlemen’s Club EXPO 2017: An event worthy of a 25-Year Celebration

25th EXPO held August 27-30 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas

September 5th, Clearwater, FL: It wasn’t just a convention. It wasn’t just a celebration. On August 27-30, 2017, the adult nightclub industry gathered en masse for the 25th Anniversary Gentlemen’s Club EXPO at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and it lived up to all of the hype associated with a Sliver Anniversary. Throughout the four-day convention experience, industry luminaries offered their praise and congratulations as the industry celebrated 25 years of its national convention.

“From the outside looking in, the EXPO certainly appeared seamless,” says industry legend Michael J. Peter, an EXPO 2017 attendee and considered by many to be the forefather of the modern gentlemen’s club. “Thank you and all of your staff for your endless diligent work that really has made all of us feel more professional about ourselves. You have been the glue and more for this industry. Give yourselves a pat on the back, you all deserve the utmost respect.”

“While we at ED Publications certainly appreciate the pats on the back for 25 years of EXPO, I think we’re even more proud of the fact that we produced a convention that lived up to the expectations surrounding a Sliver Anniversary,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. “Our 25th Anniversary Yearbook, a 212-page, full-color convention retrospective, may have been the hit of the EXPO. Of course, the ED Awards Show is always a highlight, and Recycled Percussion knocked it out of the park at the show this year!”

The $10,000 EXPO Bikini Contest, presented by Platinum 84 in Denver and co-sponsored by Associated Agencies, was another convention highlight as 75 gorgeous ladies from across the U.S. and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand competed in the event hosted at the world-famous Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock on Wednesday, August 30th. Aja Marie, an entertainer from the Penthouse Club in New Orleans, took home first place and $3,000 in cash, while her “home” club received $3,000 in advertising with ED Publications. The contest was co-hosted by Ronnie “The Limo Driver” Mund from the Howard Stern Show.

EXPO 2017 seminars addressed the future of the adult club industry with subjects like social media marketing, crisis management, building relationships with law enforcement and other city officials, and an impactful one-hour Keynote Address from renown motivational speaker Dan Lier on how club owners and operators can more effectively “reach” the millennial and centennial generations.

A full list of 2017 ED Award Winners is enclosed. For more information on the 25th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, please email dave@edpublications.com, call (727) 726-3592 or visit TheEDexpo.com.

2017 ED’s Award Winners

Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year
Penthouse Club, Baton Rouge, LA

Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year
Angela Sommers

Club Chain of the Year
Rick’s Cabaret/RCI Hospitality

Club of the Year – East
Scores, Baltimore

Small Club of the Year – East
DiCarlo’s, Albany, NY

Club of the Year – South
Spearmint Rhino, West Palm Beach, FL

Small Club of the Year – South
Leather and Lace, Charlotte, NC

Club of the Year – Central
Bucks Cabaret, Ft. Worth, TX

Small Club of the Year – Central
Wisconsin Dolls, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Club of the Year – West
CLUB SINROCK, Portland, OR

Small Club of the Year – West
Little Darlings, Las Vegas

Feature Club of the Year
Pony Club, Huntsville, AL

Urban Club of the Year
Club Babes, Atlanta

International Club of the Year
String Showbar, Oslo, Norway

General Manager of the Year
Shawn Barnes, Scarlett’s Cabaret, Hallandale, FL

Employee of the Year
Taryn Cording, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

DJ of the Year
Danny Meyers, The Harem, Dayton, OH

Newcomer Entertainer of the Year
Reya Sunshine

Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Simone Danalustrous

Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year
Sophie Dee

International Showgirl of the Year
Delilah Daniels

Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year
Angel Beau

 

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