NOTS 30: BOOK OF STEVIE
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 30
BOOK OF STEVIE
FRIDAY, MAY 6 AT SONY HALL NYC
DOORS 8:30 SHOWTIME 10:30 PM
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES – the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world – will take flight for its thirtieth annual edition at the magnificent SONY HALL on May 6. NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 30: BOOK OF STEVIE is produced by show founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and their creative krewe at THE JACKIE FACTORY. 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 milestone edition (rescheduled from 2020) will feature beloved performers from all eras of the show. Already confirmed are audience favorites BRIDGET BARKAN, CATHY CERVENKA (THE HO-HOs), DEANNA LARSON (WYOMING), DESERT SIN, IT WAS ROMANCE, MARYANNE PICCOLO, POISON EVE and THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATRE. Representing NOTS NEW ORLEANS are DEREK SIMS and RAIN JAUDON (MISSISSIPPI) with their unique swamp-tinged rendition. Longtime NOTS DJ SAMMY JO (Scissor Sisters) spins the all-Stevie/Fleetwood dancefloor with guests. Enchantresses of Ceremonies (MCs) CHI CHI VALENTI, PAUL ALEXANDER and EDITRIX ABBY will keep the white winged talent flowing.
NOTS 30s few debuts will be splendid, beginning with Ireland’s VIKKI MARTIN, lead singer of Europe’s only Nicks tribute STANDBACK THE STEVIE NICKS EXPERIENCE (DUBLIN). Other notable newbies include tribute artist SABRINA STAATS of GYPSY, A TRUE STEVIE NICKS EXPERIENCE (ASBURY PARK) and local Nicks interpreters GOLD DUST WOMAN, fronted by JANET SOLURI. As always, NOTS 30 will climax with the iconic “Battle of A Thousand Stevies” finale and tambourines will be tossed to the Enchanted audience through the night.
As epic a tribute to Nicks’ musical gifts and stage mastery as NOTS is, it equally showcases “STEVIE STYLE” – the iconic Stevie looks from handkerchief hems to fringed shawls and adorned top hats. Though dressing up isn’t mandatory, it is even more fun if you do!
Photos: NOTS front row, photo by Kevin Tachman for BackstageAT. NOTS 30 poster photo by THE DUSTY REBEL