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“Showdown in Sin City”

Centerfolds Cabaret in Las Vegas to host the 5th Annual EDI West, April 13-15, 2018

December 12, Clearwater, FL:  The world’s most prestigious “showgirl” dance competition returns for its fifth straight year, as the dates and venues for the 2018 EXOTIC DANCER Invitational (EDI) West Contest have been announced. For the first time ever, the EDI heads to “Sin City” — Las Vegas — and Centerfolds Cabaret, April 13-15, 2018.

“We are honored to be the host club of the 2018 EDI West Competition,” says Centerfolds Cabaret owner, Steve Paik. “A special thanks to EDI producers ED Publications for this opportunity. We are very excited to have all of the nation’s top feature entertainers performing under one roof this April!”

Though the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (also produced by ED Publications) has called Las Vegas its home for the better part of the past quarter century, the EDI has yet to find itself in the city that’s known both for it’s world-renown strip clubs and its burlesque history. That’s why Centerfolds Cabaret in Las Vegas made the ideal choice to host the EDI West.

“Las Vegas is the perfect home for the EDI West, and Centerfolds Cabaret is a club that understands the unique style of entertainment that is presented by today’s top showgirl features,” says Dave Manack, Founder of the EDI Contest and ED Publications’ Associate Publisher.“We are also very proud of the growth of the EDI contests, and we can’t wait to see what amazing shows these first-class feature entertainers will bring to this year’s EDI contest!”

The EDI contests showcase entertainers in two divisions competing on three straight nights: Newcomers (entertainers with two years or less of “feature” experience) compete on the first night; Showgirls (established feature entertainers) compete on the second night; and the top three competitors from each division compete in the Finals on the last night of the competition. Cash prizes are awarded for both divisions, as well as main titles and mini titles (including sashes and trophies). In addition, the winner of the Showgirl Division will become an automatic nominee for the ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, the most prestigious award in the industry for national, touring feature entertainers. (Note: Division assignments are at the discretion of the contest producers.)

The EDI contests are co-produced by Lexi Lamour, and are sponsored by GentClubShirts.com, the industry’s top apparel company. Entertainers interested in being considered for invitation to either EDI West or EDI East (dates and venue TBA) should contact Dave Manack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the ED office at (727) 726-3592. For more information, visit theEDIs.com.


Location & Dates of the Competitions

There will be two EDI competitions held at two clubs on different dates.
EDI United States Map both 2017

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    June 22-24 2017

    EDI West Competition
    Platinum 84
    8485 Umatilla St.
    Federal Heights Colorado
  • edi location east2017 v1a
    April 6-8 2017

    EDI East Competition
    The PONY Indianapolis
    3551 Lafayette Road
    Indianapolis, IN


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