ED Publications announces Official Nominees for the 2022 ED’s Awards!

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Following the pre-nomination voting process which occurred in mid-June (via direct-email ballot), ED Publications is pleased to announce the official nominees for the 2022 ED’s Awards. The complete list is available below.

The Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show — popularly known as the ED’s Awards Show — is the ONLY national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen’s club industry and is produced by ED Publications and is slated for August 16, 2022, at the Criss Angel Theater inside Planet Hollywood (tickets are $69). Established in 1998, the ED’s Awards Show is the marquee event of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, the only national convention & tradeshow for the gentlemen’s club industry since its inception in 1993.

The 2022 ED’s Awards Show will feature guest comedian Bret Ernst, who can be seen on Netlix’s number-one show “Cobra Kai.” Recently listed as a top 5 comedian working today by Standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today” by Heckler.com and TBS, Bret Ernst can currently be seen playing “Louie LaRusso” on Netflix hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers. He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the network’s “Stand-Up Showdown.” (photo: Bret Ernst)

The Final Ballot for the 2022 ED’s Awards will be sent out via email to those industry professionals who have a valid email address (a web link will also be available). The ballot will be sent out starting on July 6, and votes will be accepted until July 20.

The ED’s Awards Show honors the country’s top gentlemen’s clubs, touring feature entertainers and club staff. The categories for clubs and entertainers have evolved over the years to keep pace with the industry’s evolution. Today, awards are given to clubs in four regions—East, South, Midwest and West. There are also club awards for “Feature” Club of the Year (clubs that book touring feature entertainers regularly), Urban Club of the Year, and Club Chain of the Year.

The most prestigious club award is “Overall Club of the Year,” a category that typically boasts eight-to-ten nominees from across the U.S. These clubs have either won or were nominated in their award region multiple times. In 2022, a new award — “Overall Small Club of the Year” — will celebrate nominees from across the U.S. that represent clubs that are either in smaller club markets or are venues that are not “mega-clubs” (i.e., less substantial square footage).

The ED’s Awards also honor club staff, as they are the ones largely responsible for helping their clubs achieve their success. These categories include General Manager of the Year, DJ of the Year and Club Employee of the Year.

The Entertainer award category has been revamped for 2022. Reflecting the positive reception to the ED Awards in 2021, the ED’s Awards Show will feature on-stage performances by the two finalists from the 2022 EDI East and West contests. Note: The Finals of the EDI East and West competitions will once again be decided during EXPO. The top two finishers from the EDI East and EDI West’s Showgirl Division — SharZayn, Michelle Lynn, Ms. Parker and Katie Sutra — will compete during EXPO on Sunday evening, August 14, at Deja Vu Showgirls in Las Vegas (the event is sponsored by VIXEN). The top two finishers will then move on to perform during the main ED’s Awards Show on Tuesday, August 16. The full list of entertainer awards being presented at EXPO 2022 will include: EDI 2022 Champion, Feature Entertainer of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year, Newcomer Entertainer of the Year and Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year.

Finally, ED Publications inducts at least one industry professional each year into its Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals who have helped improve or transform the gentlemen’s club and/or feature entertainment industries over the course of their career.

2022 ED’s Awards, Club Nominees:

Overall Club of the Year
Bucks Cabaret, Dallas
Cloakroom, Washington, DC
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Las Vegas
Peppermint Hippo, Las Vegas
Rachel’s North, Casselberry, FL
Scores, Mooresville, NC
Spearmint Rhino presents Cali Girls, Anaheim, CA
The Penthouse Club, Tampa
Tootsie’s Cabaret, Miami
Treasure Club, Myrtle Beach, SC

NEW! Overall “Small” Club of the Year
This award will celebrate nominees from across the U.S. that are either in smaller club markets or are venues that are not “mega-clubs” (i.e., less substantial square footage). 
2001 Odyssey, Tampa, FL
Blackjacks, Elgin, IL
Candy Store, Mobile, AL
Hi-Liter, Phoenix
Lucky Devil Lounge, Portland, OR
Mouse’s Ear, Johnson City, TN
Playhouse, Council Bluffs, IA
Savannah’s on Hannah, Harrisburg, PA
The Pony Club, East Cape Girardeau, IL
Sammy’s, Pensacola, FL

Club Chain of the Year
Bucks Cabaret
Deja Vu
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Clubs
MAL Entertainment
Peppermint Hippo
Rick’s Cabaret
Southern X-Posure
Spearmint Rhino
The Penthouse Clubs
The Pony Clubs

Club of the Year East
Centerfolds, Boston
Diamonds, Dayton, OH
Millennium Cabaret, Bedford, NH
Paradise Found, Syracuse, NY
Rick’s Cabaret, Pittsburgh
Rhode Island Dolls, Woonsocket, RI
Sapphire, New York City
Southern X-Posure, Morgantown, WV
Spearmint Rhino, Pittsburgh
XXXV Club, Sayreville, NJ

Club of the Year South
Dancers Royale, Orlando, FL
Ora Ultra Cabaret, West Palm Beach, FL
Penthouse Club, New Orleans
Peppermint Hippo, Little Rock, AR
Trophy Club, Greenville, SC
Scarlett’s Cabaret, Hallandale, FL
The Pony Bama, Huntsville, AL
The Furnace, Birmingham, AL
Thee Dollhouse, Myrtle Beach, SC
Thee Dollhouse, Tampa, FL

Club of the Year Midwest
Big Al’s, Peoria, IL
Bucks Platinum, Toledo, OH
Deja Vu, Kalamazoo, MI
Industrial Strip, Hammond, IN
Kappa Men’s Club, Kappa, IL
Oceans Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago
Peppermint Hippo, Neenah, WI
Rick’s Cabaret, Chicago
Scores, Chicago
Spearmint Rhino, Minneapolis

Club of the Year West
Club Rouge, Portland, OR
Club SINROCK, Portland, OR
Expose, San Diego
Library Gentlemen’s Club, Anaheim, CA
Little Darlings, Las Vegas
Penthouse Club, San Francisco
Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas
Sapphire, Las Vegas
Silver City, Dallas
Snooty Foxx, Colorado Springs

“Feature” Club of the Year
Cheerleaders, Philadelphia
Deja Vu, Tampa
Gold Club, Charlotte, NC
Maximus, Victoria, TX
Michaels Men’s Club, Broussard, LA
On the Border, Franklin, WI
Pony Too, Huntsville, AL
Red Parrot, El Paso, TX
Scarlett’s Cabaret, Westlake, LA
The Red Leopard, Satellite Beach, FL

Urban Club of the Year
Blue Flame Lounge, Atlanta
Body Language Lounge, Louisville, KY
Club Blaze, Conley, GA
Diamond Club, Bronx, NY
Essex Gentlemen’s Club, Phoenix, AZ
Girl Collection, Las Vegas
G5ive, Miami
Onyx, Houston
Starlets Gentlemen’s Club, New York City
The Palace, Birmingham, AL

2022 ED’s Awards, Entertainer Nominees:

NEW! Entertainer of the Year
This award is different from previous Entertainer of the Year Awards, as this award seeks to nominate the most frequently-booked entertainers in the industry, including “adult movie” entertainers.

Angel Beau
BJ McNaughty
Janine Jericho
Jennifer White
Justice
Karma RX
Kenna James
Ms. Parker
Natasha Nova
SharZayn

Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year

Bambi Wilde
Blake Monroe
Daizha “OctoBooty” Morgann
Delilah Deluxxx
Dinah Might
Katie Morgan
Koyotee J. VonDiva
Pixie Raye
RubberDoll

Newcomer Entertainer of the Year

Alysia Clarke
Autumn Knights
Dani Steel
Ella Hotwheels
Farley Lynn
Hayla Faye
Nia Nebula
Lana Mae
Molly Jane
Raychel Revolver

Miss ExoticDancer.com 2022
The following entertainers were featured as the monthly “Miss ExoticDancer.com” from June 2021 through June 2022

Ms Parker
Lucy Skye
Delilah Daniels
Ari Untamed
Hannah Doll
Ginger Wolfe
Sasha Love
Bambi Wilde
Anastasia
Raychel Revolver
Alysia Clarke
Hayla Faye
Autumn Knights

2022 ED’s Awards, Staff/Industry Professional nominees:

General Manager of the Year
• Michael “Wolf” Abrams, Hustler Club, Washington Park, IL
• Jessica Armstrong, Club SINROCK, Portland, OR
• Timmy Baucom, Leather and Lace University, Charlotte, NC
• Renee Cipolla, Big Al’s, Peoria, IL
• Kevin Euske, Dancers Royale, Orlando
• Ryan Godfrey, Sliver City, Dallas
• Dane Hansen, Pony Too, Huntsville, AL
• Troy Patterson, Spearmint Rhino presents Cali Girls, Anaheim, CA
• Cordero Pennington, Scarlett’s Cabaret, Westlake, LA
• Jay Terrell, Bucks Wild, Houston

NEW! Businesswoman of the Year
This award honors female industry professionals who have excelled in their careers, clubs and/or businesses.
• Caressa, Pole Position
• Sandra Do, Chief of Staff, Peppermint Hippo
• Adia Foster, VP, GoBEST!
• Lisa Hinds, Senior Manager, Scores Chicago
• Macy John, Director of Marketing, Rick’s Cabaret
• Marsha Mills, Alpha Patterned Carpet
• Kristin Messick, Omega Pattern Works
• Miriam Ramos, Platinum Processing
• Rio Rivers, Miss Nude World & Miss Exotic Pageants
• Stephanie Wilbanks, Regional Director, The Pony Clubs

Club Employee of the Year
• Adam Cole, Barback, Michael’s Men’s Club, Broussard, LA
• Mike Durham, Regional Director, Deja Vu
• Pam Barton, House Mom, Pony Too, Huntsville, AL
• Crystal Jones, VIP Manager, Ora Ultra Cabaret, West Palm Beach, FL
• Victoria King, Asst. Manager, Mouse’s Ear, Johnson City, TN
• Joe Miller, Shift Manager, Thee Dollhouse, Myrtle Beach, SC
• Mike Ortiz, Manager, Rick’s North Austin, TX
• Erick Sikkenga, Vice President, Spearmint Rhino Worldwide
• Andrea Woods, Office Manager, Hustler Club, Las Vegas
• Mike Watkins, Regional Manager, Bucks Cabaret

DJ of the Year
• Anthony “Binger” Bellao, Tootsie’s Cabaret, Miami
• DJ Big E, Silver City, Dallas
• Michael Davis, Private Dancer, Columbus, OH
• Josh Fiore, Playmates, Miami
• Jeb Jarrell, Pony Club, Huntsville, AL
• Jimmy Jam, Bucks Cabaret, Dallas
• Ryan McDermott, Gold Club, Tampa
• Nicky Stobaugh, Hustler Club, Las Vegas
• Stacey Wiggins, Christie’s Cabaret, Brunswick, OH
• Walt Worek, Savannah’s on Hanna, Harrisburg, PA

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