Winners of 2015 ED Awards Announced

Winners of 2015 ED Awards Announced
Ariana Rodriguez

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The best of the adult nightclub industry were honored at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show on Aug. 25. 

Roxi D’Lite “danced away” as ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami Gardens was awarded Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, and Spearmint Rhino was bestowed with the Club Chain of the Year. The show was held at the Civic Theater in downtown New Orleans on Aug. 25 and hosted by Thea Vidale.  Best known for her primetime ABC show “Thea,” as well as “Last Comic Standing” Vidale is a 30-year comedy veteran.

The ED’s Awards Show is presented and produced by ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications each year during the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, also presented and produced by ED Publications. The 23rd Annual EXPO was held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, Aug. 23-26.

In all, 13 awards were presented, including Club of the Year and “Small” Club of the Year in four regions (East, South, Midwest and West), along with the aforementioned Club Chain of the Year and Overall Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the Newcomer Entertainer of the Year Award was presented to British alt-model and feature entertainer Angel Beau, while Bryant Emiliani of Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge, La. was awarded the General Manager of the Year Award. Joe Carouba, chairman of the BSC Group of San Francisco (owners of the San Francisco Penthouse Club, Hustler Club, and Gold Clubs respectively, among several others), was inducted into the Exotic Dancer Hall of Fame.

"I am so very thankful to have been bestowed this prestigious award from my peers and employers," says Roxi D’Lite. “When I first started dancing, not only was I unaware I had talent and passion for performance, but I also didn't know there was such an incredible community of extremely supportive individuals. I've made it my mission to bridge the gap between burlesque and the adult nightclub industry. So finally, because of this award, I finally feel my mission is coming to fruition; I've come full circle. Words can't express how much this means to me.” 

Voting for the 2015 ED's Awards was held online only at in July. Club, entertainer, and staff nominees were gathered mainly from pre-nomination votes placed at throughout the month of May.

“For our first time hosting the EXPO and Awards Show in New Orleans, we couldn’t be any happier with the unbelievable turnout and enthusiasm of the sold-out crowd at the Civic Theatre,” ED Publications Associate Publisher Dave Manack said. “Thea killed it — the crowd loved her! And our four Entertainer of the Year nominees each showcased exactly why they deserved to be up on that prestigious ED Awards Show stage.”

The winners of the 2015 ED Award are:

Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year  
Tootsie's Cabaret, Miami

Club of the Year East
Scores, New York City

Small Club of the Year East
Little Darlings, Baltimore

Club of the Year South
Thee Dollhouse, Tampa, FL

Small Club of the Year South
Vegas Cabaret, Lauderhill, FL

Club of the Year Central
Hustler Club, E. St. Louis, IL

Small Club of the Year Central
Temptations, Beaumont, TX

Club of the Year West
Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas

Small Club of the Year West
La Boheme, Denver

“Feature Club” of the Year  
Monroe's of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

Club Chain of the Year  
Spearmint Rhino

International Club of the Year  
Penthouse Club, Perth, Australia

General Manager of the Year  
Bryant Emiliani, Penthouse Club, Baton Rouge, LA

Club Employee of the Year  
Ashley Sponsler, Hustler Club, San Francisco

DJ of the Year  
Jay Crowley, Gold Club, San Francisco

Joe Carouba

Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year
 Roxi D'Lite

Newcomer Entertainer of the Year
Angel Beau

Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Jayden Cole

Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year
Richelle Ryan

Miss of the Year
Isabelle Deltore