Spearmint Rhino’s Dames n’ Games, Fantasies Nightclub set to host 2015 EXOTIC DANCER Invitationals (EDI)
Hollywood & Charm City will welcome the industry’s most prestigious feature dance contest on March 9-11 in Southern California (EDI-West) and May 28-30 in Baltimore (EDI-East)
December 9, Clearwater, FL: With its status secured as the most prestigious and selective feature dance contest in the U.S., ED Publications is excited to announce the return of the EXOTIC DANCER Invitationals (EDI) in 2015. Once again, the industry’s top feature entertainers, including the hottest newcomers and more established and successful “showgirl” features, will compete for top honors. For the winners of each EDI contest, this includes an automatic nomination for the prestigious ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year Award and a chance to perform on stage at the Annual ED’s Awards Show during the 2015 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO in New Orleans.
The first EXOTIC DANCER Invitational of 2015—the EDI West—will once again be held at Dames n’ Games (a Spearmint Rhino club) in Southern California, this year on March 9-11. The venue is slightly different than the 2014 EDI, as this year’s contest will be held at the newest and most luxurious Dames n’ Games in Van Nuys, just north of Hollywood. The second EXOTIC DANCER Invitational of 2015—the EDI East—will be held at the impressively remodeled Fantasies club in Baltimore, Maryland. Fantasies is a major supporter of live feature entertainment, and is a perfect venue to host the EDI.
“Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Clubs’ Dames n’ Games Topless Sports Bar and Grill is thrilled to be hosting the Exotic Dancer Invitationals-West 2015,” says Kathy Vercher, President and COO Spearmint Rhino Consulting Worldwide Inc. “Last year’s event was epic and this year guarantees to be the best one yet. We are looking forward to hosting the hottest showgirls in the industry and introducing the public to our brand new location in the Valley.
“We're definitely no strangers to hosting and producing big-time events here in Baltimore, so we’re thrilled about being one of only two clubs in the U.S. hosting the EXOTIC DANCER Invitational,” adds Cal Brockdorff, owner of Fantasies Nightclub in Baltimore, the host club of the EDI East.
One notable change has been implemented for 2015: There will be three divisions instead of two. The EDI will once again have Newcomer and Showgirl Divisions, but a new division will be reserved exclusively for 2014 EDI Showgirl Division finalists and/or former ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominees and winners. This division, dubbed the “Champions” Division, promises to bring an entirely new level of competition to the EDIs.
“Because there aren’t just two types of feature entertainers, we realized that we needed to expand to three divisions in order to properly accommodate all possible competitors,” says ED Publications’ Dave Manack, also the creator and producer of the EDIs. “Now, every night will be a Final—there are no Semi Finals. The Newcomers will compete on the first night, the Showgirls on the second night and the Champions on the final night. The entertainers have to take their best shot right off the bat. All division winners, runner-ups and mini-title winners will be announced on the final evening, keeping everyone in suspense until that moment.”
The 2014 EDIs were full of perks and surprises, including special travel bags with the EDI logo loaded with free gifts, and guest judges including members of the popular rock band Steel Panther. There promises to be even more perks and surprises in 2015!
Feature entertainers interested in competing in the 2015 EDI contests are encouraged to contact EDI Producer and ED Publications’ Associate Publisher Dave Manack at dave@edpublications, or by calling (727) 726-3592. Much more information, including extensive coverage of the 2014 EDI contests, titles that are offered, etc., can be found on www.theEDIs.com.