ED Publications, producers of the industry’s most prestigious “showgirl” dance competition—the EDIs—have announced the competing entertainers for the 2019 EXOTIC DANCER Invitational East and West Contests. The EDI West will be held at Bucks Cabaret in Dallas/Ft. Worth April 25-27, while Jerry Westlund’s Pony Club in Memphis will host the EDI East June 5-7.
For the first time in the six-year history of the EDI contests, the event will be held at three different clubs on three consecutive nights. The EDI West’s Newcomer Division will be held at Bucks Cabaret in Ft. Worth on Thursday, April 25th; the Showgirl Division will be held at Bucks Wild in Dallas on Friday, April 26th; and the Finals of the EDI West (top three competitors from each division) will be held at Bucks Cabaret in Dallas on Saturday, April 27th.
“We’ve never been able to do this type of format before because very few club chains in the U.S. have multiple locations within a tight radius,” says Dave Manack, Founder of the EDI Contest and ED Publications’ Associate Publisher. “Bucks Cabaret definitely has a commanding presence in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and we’re very excited to work with great people like Bucks’ Curtis Wise, Kevin “Rich” Richardson and all of the great staff at Bucks!”
After hosting the EDI East in 2017 at his Indianapolis club, noted feature showgirl enthusiast Jerry Westlund has returned to host the EDI East in 2019 at his Memphis venue, one of the top clubs in his Pony Clubs/Fantasy Showclubs chain.
“We are very happy to be working with Jerry again, because there are few people in the country who ‘get’ showgirl entertainment as clearly as he does,” says Manack. “When Jerry is involved in an EDI, we know that’s it’s going to be a fun and memorable event!”
The EDI lineups are as follows:
EDI West Showgirl Division: Justice, Juliette Electrique, Bellzora, Lady Sirene, Shay Lynn, Mila De Luna, Holly Hart, Dinah Might
EDI West Newcomer Division: Cali Marie, Michelle Lynn, Alexandra Belle, Cassius Chay, Pixie Raye, Alice Wanderlust
There will be two EDI competitions held at two clubs on different dates.