Annual Expo & Competition:

Gentlemen's Club Expo

Exotic Dancer (ED) Awards

First Published: 

Last Updated: 

12th August 2019

24th May 2022


The Gentlemen's Club Expo is a 4-day long event, usually held in August in Las Vegas, and is the only national (USA) convention and tradeshow for the Adult Nightclub Industry.

There are 100+ booths set up for people providing products or services to the Industry, and this includes feature performers and/or their agencies. There are also seminars held at periodic times throughout the Expo, for employees, managers and owners of strip clubs to improve their knowledge and expertise.

Throughout the evenings there are various activities including an opening night party and closing night feature showcase party. During the main nights, the ED (Exotic Dancer) Awards are held. The ED Awards have been part of the Expo since 1998, and are the equivalent of the Oscars for the strip club industry. Entertainers have to pass regional events held prior to this, known as the Exotic Dancer Invitationals (EDI's).

2022 Arrangements

The 2022 ED Expo is scheduled to take place from Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th August 2022. It was scheduled to be at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, but due to refurbishment activity is now being held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Nevada.

Further details can be obtained from The ED Expo Website

The EDI's

The regional EDI's (Exotic Dancer Invitationals) for 2022 are:

EDI West

7th - 9th April 2022 in Dallas, Texas & hosted by:

Bucks Cabaret (Thursday 7th) for Starlets Division.

Bucks Wild (Friday 8th) for Showgirls Division.

Buck Cabaret (Saturday 9th) for EDI West Finals.

Showgirl Competitors: Bambi Wilde, BJ McNaughty, Janine Jericho, Justice, Koyotee J Von Diva, Michele Lynn, Mila Deluna, Pixie Raye, & Shar Zayn.

Congratulations to Shar Zayn in winning this division and Michelle Lynn as Runner Up.

Starlets Competitors: Cali Marie, Dani Steele, Farley Lynn, Hannah Doll, Hayla Faye, Molly Jane, Natalia Skye, Nia Nebula, & Raven Kali.

Congratulations to Hayla Faye in winning this division and Nia Nebula as Runner Up.

EDI East

25th - 27th May 2022 in Huntsville/Madison, Alabama & hosted by:

Pony Too (Wednesday 25th) for Starlets Division.

Scores (Thursday 26th) for Showgirls Division.

The Pony (Friday 27th) for the EDI East Finals.

Showgirl Division: Angel Beau, Blake Monroe, Dinah Might, Fire & Ice (Hayla Faye & Janine Jericho), Katie Sutra, Lori Lane, & Ms. Parker.

Starlets Division: Alysia Clarke, Bailey Fox, Delilah Deluxxx, Ella Hotwheels, Lana Mae, Raychel Revolver, & Venom Rose.

More details can be found at: The EDI's

The ED (Exotic Dancer) Awards

The competition usually consists of awards covering a variety of categories, including:


Overall Entertainer of the Year

International Entertainer of the Year

Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year


Overall Club of the Year

International Club of the Year

Club of the Year in 2 categories (large and small) for the East, South, Central and west regions of the USA.


General Manager of the Year

DJ of the Year

Club Employee of the Year

"Hall of Fame" Industry Professional


The Expo and the Awards are organized by ED Publications. Established in 1991, they are the leading business to business "hub" of the Adult nightclub industry. Besides running and organizing the annual Expo mentioned above, their two flagship publications are:

Exotic Dancer (bimonthly magazine for the exotic dancing Industry); and

StorErotica (bimonthly magazine for adult boutiques and stores).

Website: Exotic Dancer

Current & Previous Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year

2021 - Shar Zayn

See the full ED Awards results for 2021 here.

There was no ED Awards held in 2020 due to the Corona virus pandemic.

2019 - Bellzora

See the full ED Awards results for 2019 here.

2018 - Natasha Nova

See the full ED Awards results for 2018 here.

2017 - Angela Sommers

See the full ED Awards results for 2017 here.

Find out about more competitions to attend: Here.

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