NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world - returns to New York City's IRVING PLAZA on May 5 for its twenty-seventh annual edition. This marathon evening is produced by show founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and their creative krewe at THE JACKIE FACTORY. NOTS is one of those great New York City spectacles that spark travel from all around the globe. This year the show pays homage to Stevie's many Hollywood themes, beginning with the beloved title song GARBO.
For this silvery edition our returning performers and ensembles are AMBER MARTIN, AMBER RAY, CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE, CATHY CERVENKA (of THE HO-HOs), DIVINE GRACE (ORLANDO), HEATHER LITTEER and JESSE MALIN, IT WAS ROMANCE, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND and NATH ANN CARRERA, KAREN AND THE SORROWS, LADY ZOMBIE, MACHINE DAZZLE, POISON EVE, SLEVY NICKS with FLEETWOOD MAXX, VELOCITY CHYALDD and XAVIER. The 2017 NOTS debuts are Cleveland "Legend of Stevie Realness" LORI MATUSZ of GYPSY, the reigning MISS FIRE ISLAND - crooner SIR HONEY DAVENPORT, BODY DREAMZ - a performance art/dance troupe based in Philadelphia, local theme queen GOLDIE LOX and Vancouver's folky vocalist PAULINA DYMEL.
Our Magickal DJ/VJ team (under the Musical Direction of JOHNNY DYNELL) is again DJ SAMMY JO and TRAVIS ISLAND/ VJ TRE (DC) and the "Enchantresses of Ceremony" will include Valenti with PAUL ALEXANDER, HATTIE HATHAWAY and many special guests. Longtime Jackie Factory collaborator ROB ROTH will provide the Old Hollywood film flourishes with Dynell crafting the soundtrack. As always the show will climax with the "Battle of A Thousand Stevies" around 2 AM and tambourines will be tossed to the Enchanted audience through the night.
SUGGESTED DRESS: Great Gatsby Gypsy, A Silvery Dress, Valley Vampyre, Sable On Blonde, Mabel Norman Ringlets, Dark Linen Suits For Trans Men, Hollywood Hills Vagabond, Silent Film Star Enchanted Evening Glamour Circa 1910-1936, Belladonna Eyes, Mary Miles Minter Realness, Moonglow, Deco Mirrors, Glitter Crescent Moons Or Stevie On Sunset.
More on our theme: GARBO is a classic that goes back to the roots of NOTS and its early icons, and the Stevie Nicks connections to Hollywood run even deeper. There is 24 KARAT GOLD selection MABEL NORMAND and its "Hollywood Babylon" retelling, the black and white Golden Age film flashbacks in the FLEETWOOD MAC video for GYPSY, Stevie's former Hollywood Hills mansion once owned by Silent Film Queen VILMA BANKY, and the referencing of the City of Angels dream/nightmare in songs like "After The Glitter Fades". The producers invite our audience to "lose yourself in a silvery dress" and join us in the Norma Desmond glamour of the Irving Plaza ballroom on May 5.
Neither a contest nor a karaoke show, NOTS is the Stevie Nicks celebration ne plus ultra - a riot of shawls, lace, baby's breath, twirling, tambourines and great performance. The much-loved annual, helmed by founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and their JACKIE FACTORY production company, has featured celebrated performers including DEBBIE HARRY, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, BOY GEORGE, THE CRYSTAL ARK, BASIL TWIST, CYNDI LAUPER, VANGELINE THEATER, JOEY ARIAS, LEA DELARIA and many more. Born in 1991 at the tiny performance venue MOTHER at JACKIE 60, NOTS and its passionate audience inspired the feature film GYPSY 83 and even a "Jeopardy" question. It has launched generations of "Legends of Stevie Realness" across the U.S. and worldwide.
LAST YEAR'S NOTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES returned to New York City's IRVING PLAZA on May 13, 2016 for its twenty-sixth annual edition. The producers enjoyed the event's first FRIDAY THE 13TH date - and delivered lots of that black witchy glamour Stevie fans crave! Visit the NOTS 26 YOUTUBE playlist for show highlights and the NOTS FACEBOOK PAGE for links to thousands of photos and reports.
NOTS VIDEO FROM STEVIE IN 2011
NOTS 21: THE WILD HEART was a Victorian heart-flavored edition inspired by one of Stevie's early albums - THE WILD HEART - and its title song. The show opened with a special surprise from The Goddess herself - a video message to all the NOTS attendees - watch it here!
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ABOUT THE JACKIE FACTORY
NOTS producers CHI
CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY
DYNELL have been creating events together since the
early Nineties, as part of a creative collective called THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC.
"The Factory" brought over 450 themed weekly editions of JACKIE 60 to fruition
over a decade in the 1990s, and currently lend their efforts to many unique
spectacles a year in addition to NOTS, both in and out of New York City. For current shows, news and archives,
visit their websites JACKIEFACTORY.COM
NOTS 27 GARBO poster above by THE JACKIE FACTORY. A Hollywood homage adapted in part from the BURTON RICE poster design for the MAURICE TOURNEUR 1918 silent film WOMAN.