19th Annual ACE Awards was the highlight of the year!

THE CUBE, Campbelltown Catholic Club came alive on Tuesday 11 April 2017, for the News Local 19th Annual Australian Club Entertainment (ACE) Awards. Over 540 people attended this glamorous event, which was proudly presented by St Johns Park Bowling Club. This star-studded, annual event is the one night of the year the Club industry comes together to show their gratitude for the hard-work, dedication and talents of our entertainers.

The evening was hosted by Australian cabaret performer and television celebrity Carlotta, and guest presenters included George Kapiniaris, Tom Burlinson, Johnny Ruffo and Craig Bennett who gave a heart-warming tribute to the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award,  Maria Venuti.

This years’ ACE Awards proved to be a showcase of some of Australia’s most talented performers, with the line-up including a glamorous opening act by WB Productions which included aerial artists, pole dancers and an array of specialty artists. Multi ACE Award winning Joey Fimmano gave a stellar performance on piano alongside vocalist Dexter Villa and the C4 Campbelltown Catholic Club Choir, backed by an amazing ten-piece orchestra.  

The show continued to keep the audience mesmerised with performances by Ian Cooper and Bernard Walz, Casey Donovan with talented producer and guitarist, Dan Skeed. There was a ‘Broadway Re-Imagined’ segment performed by the Talent Development Project (TDP), with a finale produced by Dargie Entertainment, titled ‘Evolution of Glamour’, this polished section of the show included vocalists Anita Spring, Johnny Ruffo, Rising Star nominee Fasika Ayallew and Derek Metzger, along with stunning dancers, acrobats and costumes.

Awards handed out across categories included Children’s Show (Lah Lah), Showband (Kamis) and Rising Star (Daniel Tambasco). Dami Im took the award for Female Vocal along with the Club Performer of the Year Award, due to her ‘Yesterday Once More’ tour in which she performed at over 24 Clubs last year, with a majority of her shows reaching sell out status.

Mulwala Water Ski Club took the ACE  ‘Venue Award for Excellence and Commitment to Entertainment’. Submissions were judged by a committee of independent experts who were engaged by the sponsor of the award, News Local. 

A Night to Celebrate our Club Entertainers

Tickets are now on sale for the 19th Annual Club Entertainment Awards (ACE) to be held at THE CUBE, Campbelltown Catholic Club on Tuesday 11 April 2017. This star-studded, glamorous event is the one night of the year the Australian Club Industry comes together to show their gratitude for the relentless hard work, dedication and exceptional talents of our entertainers. 

Carlotta will host this year's event, along with a mirage of celebrity presenters including Casey Donovan, Tom Burlinson, Johnny Ruffo, Craig Bennett and James Blundell. 

This year's event is also a showcase of some of Australia's most talented performers, and the line up this year promises to be the biggest talent pool to ever be seen together in a Club show. Fusing young upcoming talent with seasoned artists, the ACE Awards aims to not only present the best in entertainment, but to open door for young upcoming acts, by offering them the chance of a lifetime to be mentored and perform alongside their idols. 

Being a huge supporter of young talent in the Club Industry, the ACE Awards will also feature a segment performed by the Talent Development Project (TDP). This unique program was established as a means of cultivating the extraordinary talent being discovered at the Annual Schools Spectacular. It is now the most successful youth training and development program in the music and entertainment industry in Australia, with up to 50 public school students selected each year to participate. The many TDP success stories are testimony to the success of the project and opening doors for young Australian performers, who are debuting in the entertainment industry. Graduates include Paulini, The McClymonts, Anja Nissen and Human Nature. 

With thanks to generous sponsorship from various Clubs and their suppliers, including major sponsors News Local, Aristocrat, Lion and Robert Oatley, ticket prices are just $110 (plus booking fee) and include a two-course meal and beverages. 

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this extravagant event to be held at THE CUBE, Campbelltown Catholic Club on Tuesday 11 April 2017. Book now at www.thecube.net.au 

 

A Night of Glitz & Glamour for Australian Club Entertainers

Proudly presented by St Johns Park Bowling Club in conjunction with various Clubs and major sponsors News Local and Lion, the 19th Annual Australian Club Entertainment (ACE) Awards will be held at THE CUBE, Campbelltown. This is the one night of the year that the Club Industry comes together to show their gratitude for the exceptional talents of Australian Club Entertainers and the huge contribution they make to Clubs, along with the joy they bring to the community. 

This years'event will be hosted by Carlotta and will showcase Australia's very best variety entertainers, produced by Wendy Brown, Joey Fimmano, Betty Dargie and Ben Murray. Guest presenters include Casey Donovan, Tom Burlinson, celebrity reporter Craig Bennett, hypnotist Peter Powers and comedian/actor George Kapiniaris. 

Being a big supported of young talent in our industry, the 2017 ACE Awards will also feature a segment performed by the Talent Development Project (TDP). The many TDP success stories are testimony to the success of the project, and its goal of opening doors for young Australian performers, who are debuting in the entertainment industry. TDP graduates include Paulini, The McClymonts and Human Nature. 

Round 1 nominations are now open. If you are a Club Manager (including Entertainment Manager), Club Booker, Venue Consultant, Agent or Artist Manager, show your support and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a unique link to the online voting form. Round 1 nominations close on 1 February 2017. 

With thanks to generous sponsorship by various clubs and their suppliers, ticket prices have been kept to a minimum of $110, which includes a two course meal and beverages. Don't miss the opportunity to support the Australian Club Entertainment Industry and witness amazing performances by some of the best variety entertainers in Australia at THE CUBE this April. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 6 February 2017. To purchase tickets online go to www.thecube.net.au or call the Box Office on 02 4622 3712. Please note that a booking fee applies when you contact the Box Office.