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The Official 2024 ED Awards Pre-Nomination Voting Site!

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 27, 2024, at the famous Gilleys Dallas. The ED's Awards Show will be hosted by top comedian Shane Torres (Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC's Last Coming Standing and more!).

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. For the first time ever, this year's EXPO will be held in Dallas, Texas, birthplace of ED Publications! The EXPO will be held August 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas, and rooms are just $139 per night!

The first step in the process of nominations for the ED Awards is this pre-nomination voting website, where industry professionals can nominate those clubs, staff members, entertainers and industry executives they feel are most deserving of an ED Award nomination. When nominating a club, a fellow industry professional or entertainer, please tell us why they deserve this nomination!

ED Publications, producers of the ED's Awards Show, will be accepting pre-nominations via this BRAND NEW voting website through June 21, 2024.

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. Note: due to popular demand, we've brought back the "Small" Club of the Year category in each of those four regions!

There are also club awards for :"Feature" Club of the Year (clubs which book touring feature entertainers regularly), and Urban Club of the Year.

The most prestigious club award is "Overall Club of the Year," a category which typically boasts eight-to-ten nominees from across the U.S. These are clubs that have either won or were nominated in their award region multiple times. In 2022, a new award - "Overall Small Club of the Year" - was introduced that celebrates 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. A new award was introduced in 2022 titled "Businesswoman of the Year," which honors female industry professionals who have excelled in their careers, clubs and/or businesses.

The Entertainer award category was revamped in 2022. The full list of entertainer awards being presented at EXPO 2024 will include: EDI 2024 Champion, Feature Entertainer of the Year, Newcomer Entertainer of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year, International Entertainer of the Year and Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year.

More about show host Shane Torres and Gilley's Dallas

Fort Worth, Texas native Shane Torres quickly made a name for himself when his very first comedy special - "The Blue Eyed Mexican" - became a hit in December 2023. Vulture named it a stand-up special "not to be missed," noting that Torres has a "beautiful directness and keen sense of good storytelling and ... a refreshing combination of delicate and obscene." Shane has been seen on Conan (twice), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC's Last Comic Standing and much more! He's also been a special guest on "Bertcast" with Bert Kreischer, Barstool's KFC Radio, and his own podcast, "No Accounting For Taste" with Kyle Kinane.

More about Gilley's Dallas:

Within the walls of the historic Schepp's Grocery Supply warehouse, using many original resources such as the existing brick walls, tin roof tiles and steel-fire doors, Gilley's Dallas, established in 2003, is uniquely Texan and hosts convert and private events in their seven unique facility spaves, including the South Side Ballroom and Saloon which will be utilized for the ED's Awards Show and Reception.

Awards tickets range from $59 to $79, with VIP tables also available! Visit this "link" to purchase your tickets today!

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You know you'll be attending the ED EXPO this August in Dallas...

Register now for EXPO 2024 in Dallas for just $299 (until June 30), with even more discounts on entertainer badges! You'll also save an additional 10% when you register three guests or more! Go right here to register today!

Don't forget to book your room at the Hyatt Downtown Dallas!

Located in the heart of downtown next to the iconic Dallas landmark, Reunion Tower, the Hyatt Regency Dallas is a gateway to the best of the city. Unwind in ultimate comfort at their inviting, modern hotel within walking distance of tourist attractions like Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End. Rooms at the Hyatt begin at just $139 per night during EXPO (beginning on Saturday, August 24), including suite options. Book your room online today right here or call direct at (214) 651-1234 and reference the Gentlemen's Club EXPO.

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To vote for the 2024 ED's Awards you first need to

Please note, we encourage only club industry professionals (owners, operators, managers, staff, DJs, entertainers and vendors) to vote on the ED’s Awards!

1. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form. You will be emailed a confirmation of registration.

2. Login

Use your email and password to login to theedawards.com to "pre-nominate" your favorites. In order to login, a code will be sent to your email which will be required to login to the voting portal. 

3. Vote!

Tell us which clubs, entertainers, and industry pros you'd like to see make our Final Award Ballot, and Why they should be nominated!!

4. Submit

On completion, save your Nomination as FINAL. This is your one and only chance to nominate your favorites, so be sure you're finished before you submit!

Key Dates

Pre-nomination Voting Open:
June 7, 2024
Pre-nomination Voting Ends:
June 21, 2024
Final Ballot Voting Beings:
July 10, 2024
Final Ballot Voting Ends:
July 24, 2024

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