For the first ever, the public will be invited to the annual Night of the Stars event, where they will mingle with some of the biggest names in adult and the First Amendment lawyers who serve the industry and honor those who have contributed substantially to the development and protection of the adult entertainment industry. Proceeds from the event will go to the Free Speech Coalition

"Night of Stars has always been a celebration of the First Amendment and those who protect it on behalf of the American people," says William Lyon, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition. "So it makes sense to let the public, who benefits most from free speech, to join in the celebration."

Night of Stars XVI - Cirque De La Liberte, which will be held July 12, will also have another first - live entertainment. As the title of this year's event indicates, the evening entertainment will have circus theme including a world-champion juggler, a magician, fire and sword swallowing, a contortionist, and a trio of world-class acrobats.

The event, to be held in the 1,000 person capacity Grand Ballroom at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, will also feature a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing with a 9 piece orchestra.

The evening will be attended by the adult entertainment industry's best known stars including Amber Lynn, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ginger Lynn was last year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also being honored this year will be Free Speech Coalition attorney H. Louis Sirkin who will attend to receive this year's "Freedom isn't Free" award. Sirkin was instrumental in defeating the federal government and Attorney General John Ashcroft in the Supreme Court in a case that would have classified mainstream movies ranging from American Beauty to Midnight Cowboy as illegal child pornography.

The Free Speech Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of the adult entertainment community and the over 30-million Americans who are consumers of its products, is regularly on the frontline for 1st and 4th Amendment legislative battles.

Doors open for the no-host cocktail hour at 6:00pm with dinner being served at 7:00pm. The award presentations and stage shows begin at 8. Tickets to the benefit, which include dinner, are $200 per seat or $1800 to reserve a table for ten. Amex / Visa / MasterCard/ Discover are accepted and reservations are required by calling 818-348-9373. The Warner Center Marriott is located at 21850 Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills, California.