Vivid Cabaret New York Pole Dance Competition Finals to be held Saturday, May 31st


Following 10 Weeks of Preliminary Rounds Featuring Over 500 Entrants, Grand Prize Winner to Be Awarded $5,000 and Trip to National "Summer Pole Party" at Tootsie's Cabaret Miami

NEW YORK, NY – May 27, 2014 – Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc.’s (NasdaqGM: RICK) newest gentlemen’s club -- Vivid Cabaret New York -- will hold the Grand Finals of its 2014 Pole Dance Competition on Saturday night, May 31st, and crown "Miss Vivid Cabaret New York Pole Dance Champion." The three story club, located at 61 West 37th Street, is famous for having the city's tallest stripper pole (25 feet) and the first of its kind VIP Ultra Lounge.

The competition was held over 10 weeks, and the Top 10 finalists for the title were chosen from over 500 entrants. "We have so many beautiful and talented performers," said Shaun Kevlin, Regional Manager for Rick's Cabaret New York and Vivid Cabaret New York. "There was standing room only at the club during the preliminaries, and the crowds loved the girls. Choosing from the final 10 will be difficult, and surely a night to remember for anyone who witnesses it."

"Miss Vivid Cabaret New York Pole Dance Champion" will receive $5,000 plus a trip to Tootsie's Cabaret in Miami, home of the tallest stripper pole in North America (30 feet tall), where she will represent Vivid Cabaret New York in the national pole competition versus Tootsie's famous pole dancers and competitors from across the country, including winners from Vivid Cabaret Los Angeles, Jaguars, Onyx, and X-T-C club contests.

The Tootsie's "Summer Pole Party" will be held on July 25th and July 26th, and will award $20,000 in cash prizes. Among the competitors will be celebrated adult entertainers Christina Aguchi, Lacey Rain, Vayda Kiss, Artemis Moon, Phoenix Phires and other well-known Feature Entertainers.

Vivid Cabaret New York has received rave reviews since its opening earlier this year. The club features 100 exotic dancers daily, four stages, VIP Private Suites, a Roof Deck Smoking Lounge and Garden and the latest in sound and lighting technology.

About Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc.

With 43 units, Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NasdaqGM: RICK) is the leading hospitality company operating adult gentlemen’s clubs and sports bar/restaurants in the US. Adult clubs in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and other cities operate under brand names such as “Rick's Cabaret,” “XTC,” “Club Onyx,” “Vivid Cabaret,” “Jaguars” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret.” Sports bar/restaurants, which also feature live entertainment, operate under the brand names “Bombshells” and “Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon.”

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Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment is the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms and apparel to vodka, to name a few. This year Vivid licensed its powerful brand for gentlemen's clubs and opened locations in Charlotte, Miami, Los Angeles and New York with commitments in a host of other major cities. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and now on its own network, Vivid TV in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Latin America, with new cable systems launching monthly. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry and its high-budget productions remain the most acclaimed couples-friendly adult films ever produced. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—airs on SiriusXM Channel 102. Mainstream television audiences got to know the company through two seven-part series on Showtime, as well as through publications ranging from The New York Times to Forbes and on TV networks from CNBC to ABC. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch recently received the first AVN Visionary Award as a leader who "has propelled innovation, and taken his company and the business to whole new heights." For more on Vivid visit or

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