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 13
for its twenty-sixth 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. The producers
promise something Very GODDESS NYX meets GODDESS NICKS for the event's
first FRIDAY THE 13TH date - expect lots of that black witchy glamour
Stevie fans crave!
NOTS 26: DARK DAUGHTERS will highlight new and recently emerging talent
at the tambourine-mad spectacle - The "Dark Daughters" of Steviespace.
It is the perfect counterpoint to last year's edition, which marked the
show at a quarter-century, and celebrated its storied history,
performers and great moments. The 2016 bill is now complete and includes
show icons like songbird AMBER MARTIN, NOTS 26 cover model LADY ZOMBIE,
POISON EVE and DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA, SWEETIE, VANGELINE THEATRE, FX by master
puppeteer BASIL TWIST, DIVINE GRACE, THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER, DARRELL
THORNE and MACHINE DAZZLE. Also returning are recently debuted favorites
BRIDGET BARKAN, IT WAS ROMANCE, MARYANNE PICCOLO, SEVERELY MAME and WHAT
TIME IS IT MR. FOX? (Massachusetts.)
In addition, after a rigorous two-month selection process, the Jackie
Factory is delighted to announce this year's SIX debuts. Three are
"Enchanted Gypsies" from other cities: San Francisco Legend of Stevie
Realness CLAUDETTE RODRIGUES of FLEETWOOD MASK, Chicago's silver-throated JEFFERY STEPHAN and Denver's
LORI "BELLA" CLAYTON, producer of the annual SISTERS OF THE MOON festival in
that city. The queer country band KAREN AND THE SORROWS (founders of
Brooklyn's GAY OLD OPRY) and THE HONEY TRAP - a hard-driving NYC band
fronted by the impressive JESSICA RENDON - also make their debuts at NOTS 26.
The LUNARIS dance performance troupe helmed by choreographer SARAH
JEZEBEL WOOD will open the show in their first NOTS appearance. "The
mission of LUNARIS is to physically manifest the workings of the soul
and spirit through the art of dance, ritual, and theater." This year's
all-Stevie all-Fleetwood DJs will include VJ TRE (D.C.) spinning his
original video nuggets and edits and Factory Favorite SAMMY JO (Scissor
Sisters). Evening highlights will also include the iconic Tambourine
Toss and the "Battle of A Thousand Stevies" that closes NOTS every year.
SUGGESTED DRESS: Goddess Nicks Meets Goddess Nyx, Enchanted Eveningwear, Triple Moon Motifs, Black Widow Victorian Beadwork, Artisanal Tambourines, Sorceress Capes, Leather And Heirloom Lace, Winged Stevie, Velvet Warlock Glamour, Crescent Moon Tattoos, Black Roses, Welsh Witch Handkerchief Trimmed Hems Or Your Mother's Stevie Finery.
LAST YEAR'S EDITION
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTED
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 25: TIMELESS
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
IRVING PLAZA NYC
Thanks to the more-than-a thousand Stevies, Chiffonheads and Enchanted
Gypsies who turned out so beautifully for our twenty-fifth edition.
The marathon evening - produced by THE
JACKIE FACTORY - needed every inch of the historic IRVING PLAZA in our home
neighborhood of Union Square. It featured some of the greatest performers and numbers from the first quarter-century of the show.
Visit our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for videos of every number and our opening montage.
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!
Our 2016 poster features NOTS Dark Daughter LADY ZOMBIE as THE GODDESS NYX and was photographed by Factory Favorite AARON COBBETT. "Lady Z", a frequent NYC singer and performer, debuted in 2009 at NOTS 19: SONGS OF RHIANNON. Catch her this year in Act Two.
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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, has featured celebrated performers including DEBBIE HARRY, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, BOY GEORGE, THE CRYSTAL ARK, BASIL TWIST, CYNDI LAUPER, VANGELINE THEATER, JOEY ARIAS 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 also launched generations of "Legends of Stevie Realness" including founding performer DEAN JOHNSON and so many more.
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