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Lacey Rain, Monroe’s of Palm Beach and Scores Holding win big at 2016 ED’s Awards Show

Awards presented at the 24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, held at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans August 7-10

DSC 7201-copyAugust 15th, Clearwater, FL:  Held for the second straight year in the Big Easy, the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (produced by ED Publications) once again celebrated the best-of-the-best with the adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show, the ED’s Awards. On August 9th, the Harrah’s Theatre inside Harrahs’ Casino played host to the 19th Annual ED’s Awards Show, where Lacey Rain was presented with the Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Award for the second time in her career. The two other major award winners of the night included Monroe’s of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL, which took home the prestigious Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award, while Scores Holding was voted the industry’s Club Chain of the Year.  The show was hosted by no-holds-barred comedian Colin Kane, who had the crowd roaring as they wondered, “Did he just say that?!”

“Our Entertainer of the Year nominees—Lacey Rain, RubberDoll and Angela Sommers—each put on mesmerizing live performances, showcasing exactly why each was a fitting nominee for Entertainer of the Year,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher and ED’s Awards Show co-producer, Dave Manack, noting that the fourth Entertainer of the Year nominee, Miss Mena, was unable to attend the EXPO and thus did not perform. “And out of our eight deserving Club of the Year nominees, Monroe’s of Palm Beach emerged as the industry’s top venue for 2015/2016, which is a testament to how hard owners Scott & Jennifer Lizza, GM Joe Bee and the rest of the staff at Monroe’s have worked to make this club one of the very best in the country in a very short period of time.”

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What they are saying about EXPO 2015

  • “Thank you Don and ED Publications, we learned a lot and had a blast. Looking forward to next year.” 

    — Jason Mohney of Deja Vu

  • “Great job on the show!  I think everyone appreciated the southern hospitality shown by all.”

    — John Kirkendoll, Founder/CEO of Kirkendoll Management

  • “EXPO in NOLA was a big success. The Bass Brothers (Jerry Kim, Jordan Bass, Darren Bass, and myself) started a tradition at EXPO last year: close out EXPO with a donation to a great cause. This year it was diabetes, last year it was ALS. Thank you all!”— Charles Jason Bass, Babes Cabaret (NOLA and New Jersey)

  • “New Orleans was a great change of pace and from what I heard from everyone, they loved it!” — Laurie Bowers of Deja Vu
  • “I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at the EXPO this year and I am looking forward to going to many more in the future.”  — Eric Pechter, IDK, Inc., Atlanta
  • “Thank you for including Hustler New Orleans in the Pub Crawl. It was so fun and a great experience. My managers loved the EXPO and learned a lot from the seminars.” — Ann Kessler, Hustler Club, NOLA
  • “Thank you Don and Dave for asking me to participate in this year’s seminars as a speaker. I had a blast and would be more than happy to do it again in the future.” — Jordan Bass, Babe’s Cabaret (NOLA and New Jersey)
  • “It was a great EXPO, and equally as great to see you all again!” — Jack Pepper, Club Babe’s, Atlanta
  • “I heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees and exhibitors regarding the EXPO and its location this year. Great stuff!” — Don Kleinhans, LV Networks and 2001 Odyssey, Tampa
  • “Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I certainly learned a lot from your experience. Look forward to seeing you all next year!” — Terrence Skelly, GM of Rick’s Cabaret NYC
  • “It was an absolute pleasure as it always is to speak at the ED EXPOs. I look forward to working with you guys in the future you know I’m always just a phone call away.” — David Boehm, Club Consultant Pro 2.
  • “The experience at EXPO was incredible this year. So many people from all over—not only the U.S. but abroad came to see this exhibition. It was fascinating to hear all the seminars. Wanted to say thank you to ED Publications for another great year. It was great to see everyone again.” — Pedram Baradaran, GM, Dirty’s Topless Bar
  • “What a freaking week at the ED Publications EXPO. So many memories and so many things I can’t remember. Wow …this is my life—and it’s awesome.”  — Jerry Butler, DJ, The RItz Houston
  • “Thank you to ED Publications for giving this industry the opportunity to attend the EXPO, connect, learn from our peers, make new friends, see old ones and showcase our talents within our industry.” — Roxi D’Lite, ED’s 2015 Entertainer of the Year Winner
  • “Thank you so much ED Publications for an amazing week. It is always an amazing experience to be with everyone. We are a family and our industry is absolutely the best place to be!” — Lacey Rain, feature entertainer
  • “I want to express my epic appreciation and gratitude to ED Publications for creating an event that brings everyone from our industry and from all over the world, to connect. Congratulations on yet another huge success! Excellent booths, great people, great events!” — Janine Jericho, feature entertainer
  • “Thank you to the ED Publications crew for everything. Congrats to all the winners. I made some amazing connections this week and made new friends.” — Justice, 2015 ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominee
  • “I wanna say a huge thank you to ED Publications for giving us another amazing EXPO. New Orleans was so much fun! I networked like crazy and met some awesome people and of course saw my favourite familiar faces.  — Angel Beau, feature entertainer & ED’s 2015 Newcomer of the Year
  • “Thank you so much for the opportunity!  We had a successful show and will surely be back next year. Cheers!” — Terra and Paul Saunders of Waitressville
  • “I’ve been to all of the EXPOs and this year showed a real upturn in quality buyers. As a ATM vendor we can face some serious competition in the market but this year we saw some great traffic on both days of the tradeshow. We’re looking forward to seeing where exactly EXPO will be next year.” — Richard Bantock, Tampa Biz Brokers/All American ATMs
  • “I felt that the tradeshow in Nola was better than in years before you could feel the energy coming in and out of the rooms. It was more intimate setting to do business compared to the wide open space of a Vegas showroom. As a consultant and broker I conduct a lot of business through networking, but from the tradeshow alone my associates helped me gather 27 leads.” — Richard Shauseil, Shauseil Consulting
  • “As a business not normally associated with the adult nightclub industry, we found EXPO to be terrific venue. There were a number of strong clubs and booking agencies we felt we could do future business. We’re excited to be working with the adult nightclub professionals and look forward to what there future holds.” — Vanessa Meyer, Chatstar
  • “Thank you ED Publications for inviting me to perform, thank you Rick’s Cabaret for hosting and being an amazing venue! Let’s do it again next year!” — Lisa Licious, feature entertainer
  • “Thank you so much for having me as a special presenter for the Awards Show. It truly was an honor to get to be a part of the show. I had such an amazing time, the venue was gorgeous for the awards and it was a magical night! I cannot wait for next year!” — Jazy Berlin, feature entertainer

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    "As one of the few people who has attended every Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, I have had the rare privilege of seeing the event grow and, even more importantly, seeing the event become one of the most critical factors in protecting and shaping the future of the adult nightclub industry.“

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