Every year since 1998, Tom Weise of Rentboy.com has produced the Hustlaball event in various cities — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago. But he finally settled on Berlin, Germany, and Las Vegas, Nevada, to coincide with the world's largest adult entertainment industry expos, the Venus Fair in Berlin and AVN's Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
Though the Berlin show has an extra edge because live sex shows and prostituion are legal, Weise says Las Vegas promises even more porn stars and a huge array of escorts, strippers, dancers, deejays.
Held at Krave, the main event on Friday, January 12, will start with a VIP reception from 9-11 p.m. Headliners of the Hustlaball that night will be deejays Brett Henrichsen (L.A.), De Marko (NYC), and Jack Chang (London). Raven O, star of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity (at New York, New York), is the night's emcee.
Guests and performers include international recording artist Ari Gold, the artistic duo Kenimattix, and Bruce Vilanch.
The porn star lineup includes Jason Adonis, Erik Rhodes, Christian Owen, Francesco D'Macho, Tony Mecelli, Marc Williams and Marco Paris, Tommy Ritter, Akos Piros, Eddie Stone, Tommy Blade, Cole Ryan, Mason Wyler, and Brandon Baker, among many others — all backed up by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Las Vegas' Sin City Sisters.
The event is always dedicated to a local community organization, and this year's Hustlaball Las Vegas is a benefit for the Gay & Lesbian Community Center.
Related events include the Hustlaball Kick-Off Party at Gipsy on January 10, the Notorious Pool Party at host hotel Alexis Park Resort on January 11, and the Official Hustlaball After Party at Piranha on January 13.