Media company and partners celebrated the best of nightlife with a few surprises in store.
VANCOUVER, BC – On June 10th, clubZone presented the 10th Annual Vancouver Nightlife Awards (VNA’s), honouring the best in the industry including Celebrities as Nightclub of the Year and JW Tatum from Ginger 62 as the Best Bartender. Awards were presented in 20 categories and over 1,200 industry professionals attended the much anticipated the event.
A surprise performance by big time Canadian artist k-os, who released a double LP Black on Blonde earlier this year, made the crowd go wild with songs like “4 3 2 1” and “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman.” His most recent album charted at number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart. During the four hour show, music by DJs Jamie Van Goulden and SLKA kept the party going while local personalities Tyson Villeneuve and Zahf Paroo hosted.
“Congratulations to all the winners and a big thanks to all our sponsors, partners, attendees, and friends,” said Joel Weinmaster, a VNA Founder and clubZone CTO. “After 10 years I couldn’t be more proud of the awards and the good it has done for the nightlife community, but this will be my last year serving as executive producer.”
The 2013 winners are chosen based on a 50/50 split between public votes and an industry panel made up of 25 Vancouver nightlife veterans. This year’s winners include:
Nightclub of the Year: Celebrities
Best Doorman: Clarence Casillan
Best Server: Sara Steer
Bartender of the Year: JW Tatum
Manager of the Year: Barry Rabold
Event of the Year: Diner En Blanc
Best Electronic Promoter: Blueprint Events
Best Urban Promoter: Soulgood
Best Electronic Night: Soundlab Saturdays
Best Urban Night: Reggae Sundays
Best Top 40 Night: Tuesdays at Celebrities
Best Electronic DJ: Jamie Van Goulden
Best Urban DJ: Physik
Best Top 40 DJ: Johnny Omega
Best Restaurant: Flying Pig
Best Lounge: HouseXGuest
Best New Venue: L.E.D. Bar
Best Pub: Charles Bar
Best Photographer: Davis Chu
Best VIP Host: Justin Pang
“We’re thrilled to have clubZone as a partner for this year’s awards and couldn’t be more proud of the night’s winners,” said Mike Schwarz, clubZone CEO. “Here’s to another year of great nightlife events in Vancouver!”
About myZone Media, Inc: Founded in 2003, myZone Media is a nightlife marketing agency consisting of a network of websites, including clubZone.com, ticketZone.com,and events such as the Vancouver Nightlife Awards. Reaching over 22 million young people each year, clubZone helps young people answer the question, “where’s the best party tonight?”, while ticketZone provides ticketing solutions to over 2,000 nightlife promoters in Canada & the United States.