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, and a few very special debuts. Already confirmed to appear are audience favorites BRIDGET BARKAN, CATHY CERVENKA (THE HO-HOs), IT WAS ROMANCE, MARYANNE PICCOLO, THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATRE, DEANNA LARSON (WYOMING) and DESERT SIN. Representing NOTS NEW ORLEANS with a swamp-tinged rendition are DEREK SIMS and RAIN JAUDON (MISSISSIPPI.) Longtime NOTS DJ SAMMY JO (Scissor Sisters) spins the all-Stevie/Fleetwood dancefloor. Enchantresses of Ceremonies (MCs) CHI CHI VALENTI and PAUL ALEXANDER will keep the white winged talent flowing.
NOTS 30s debut Stevies are led by Ireland’s VIKKI MARTIN, lead singer of Europe’s only Nicks tribute STANDBACK THE STEVIE NICKS EXPERIENCE (DUBLIN). Other notable debuts include tribute artists SABRINA STAATS of GYPSY, A TRUE STEVIE NICKS EXPERIENCE (ASBURY PARK) and GOLD DUST WOMAN lead 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 practiced by most attending.