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Well deserving clubs, bar, bartenders, DJs and promotional programs earn admiration from industry pros.
“We are truly impressed with the originality and prosperity we saw in the entries,” says Kristen Santoro, Content Director for Nightclub & Bar Media Group. “Our judges reported that it was a tough competition as there were many well-deserving venues that encompass the essential qualities we look for during the awards process.”
More than 450 entries were submitted into the 26 categories – 9 Bar, 8 Nightclub and 9 Vegas Nightclub – and reviewed by a panel of judges including the nation’s top nightlife and beverage professionals, hospitality journalists, writers, owners and consultants, eager to recognize excellence in on-premise concepts. Judges ranked their favorite entries first, second and third for each category judged, and a standard mathematical calculation identifies the finalists and, ultimately, the winners in each category.
The winners will be profiled on Nightclub.com and highlighted in various Nightclub & Bar e-newsletters and other media properties; they also will be invited to walk the red carpet at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, March 19-21. For more information on the show, visit NCBShow.com. To view award finalists click HERE.
The winners of the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Awards are:
Jermaine Dupri kicked off the So So Def 20th Anniversary Weekend last night by treating his So So Def roster to an intimate dinner at a top secret location in Atlanta.
Dupri toasted the company’s milestone alongside his artists Bow Wow, Chris Kelly (Kris Kross), Da Brat, Jagged Edge, LaTocha and Tamika Scott (Xscape), Dondria, Bonecrusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and Fresco Kane.
“This is my way of saying thank you for helping me build the So So Def empire,” continued Dupri. “This is a historical moment, so tonight I’m celebrating you. Sit back, relax…I’m gonna serve you. But enjoy it, because that will never happen again!”
The event served as an anniversary dinner, reunion and meet-and-greet for many of the artists. “In all these years, this is the first time that Bow Wow and Chris Kelly have ever met,” announced Dupri during the dinner. “Bow Wow is a product of Kris Kross, so the fact that we can bring everyone together like this means a lot.”
The night’s event served as a precursor for the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert this Saturday, February 23 at the Fox Theatre Atlanta.
Artist and music producer Jermaine Dupri sat down with BlackEnterprise to talk So So Def reunion, arrogance, and his best business moves.