NOTS New Orleans
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES NEW ORLEANS 3
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
ONE EYED JACKS
DOORS 9 PM, SHOWS BEGIN 10 PM
$20 IN ADVANCE, $25 AT DOOR
The JACKIE FACTORY announces their third annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES NEW ORLEANS for Saturday, October 8, 2022 at ONE EYED JACKS in the French Quarter. Like Gotham’s marathon 1000 STEVIES editions that turned 30 in May, NOTS NOLA will be produced by show founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and creative krewe THE JACKIE FACTORY. Neither a contest nor a karaoke show, NOTS is a riot of shawls, lace, baby’s breath, twirling, tambourines and great performance.
The first two editions of NOTS NOLA (in early 2019 and 2020) were best-dressed and festive, attended by fans from all over and a marvelously mixed local crowd. Not too surprising for a magical municipality that producers call “the most Stevie city in America” and that Ms. Nicks herself adores (just listen to her anthemic “New Orleans”) After the long covid pause, producers are expecting an even bigger show both onstage and off at the beautiful new home of host venue One Eyed Jacks.
The 2022 NOTS NOLA 3 will feature a dozen interpretations of the goddess Nicks headlined by “Legends of Stevie Realness” AMBER MARTIN (NYC) and BROOKE ALYSON (Houston). Confirmed performers also include NOLA’s comic burlesque duo KITTEN ‘N LOU, 2022 poster Stevie KIMBERLEY CLARK, RYAN LANDRY and PENNY CHAMPAGNE of THE GOLD DUST ORPHANS, newly minted show faves DEREK SIMS and RAIN JAUDON (Mississippi), beloved NOTS singer-songwriter ADAM JOSEPH and TSARINA MAGDALENA HELLFIRE of LE VAMPYRE CABARET. Enchanted Gypsies traveling in for the show include VIKKI MARTIN of Ireland’s STANDBACK THE STEVIE NICKS EXPERIENCE – the only tribute to Stevie Nicks in Europe – and SHANNON MARTIN-PAUL, the “Stevie” of Ohio based Fleetwood Mac tribute band RUMOURS.
Longtime NOTS DJ SAMMY JO will be spinning the all-Stevie/Fleetwood dancefloor as show founder and “Enchantress of Ceremony” EMPRESS CHI CHI VALENTI keeps the white winged talent flowing. The show will climax with the iconic “Battle of A Thousand Stevies” finale and tambourines will be tossed to the Enchanted audience through the night – a tradition born in New Orleans.
NOTS Producers Valenti and Dynell have been part time residents of the Marigny neighborhood since 2014 and have lent their talents to other productions in the city for decades including JACKIE 60 AT ZEITGEIST, the ENDLESS NIGHT VAMPYRE BALL and BETTE, BATHHOUSE AND BEYOND during Decadence. The pair is best known for their 90s nightclub JACKIE 60 and longtime contributions to NYC club performance and dance floor culture.
Their much-loved NYC annual NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES has featured celebrated performers including DEBBIE HARRY, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, BOY GEORGE, THE CRYSTAL ARK, BASIL TWIST, CYNDI LAUPER, VANGELINE THEATER, JOEY ARIAS, TAYLOR MAC 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.