Showing posts with label Night of 1000 Stevies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Night of 1000 Stevies. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Night of 1,000 Stevies, the 24th incarnation of the largest Nicks fan event in the world



Night of 1,000 Stevies: Originality Reigns Supreme
By R. Kurt Osenlund

Stevie Nicks remains the key inspiration of her largest fan event, but the diversity of its talent and turnout proves you can be her disciple and still go your own way.

Tambourines were tossed from the stage into a decadent crowd of hundreds, and ample black shawls were available for sale, but Stevie Nicks’s trademark accessories were hardly a requirement at last Friday’s Night of 1,000 Stevies, the 24th incarnation of the largest Nicks fan event in the world. Held at New York’s Irving Plaza, its sixth—and grandest—venue, the mystical affair attracted fans and performers who each found a way to uniquely channel Fleetwood Mac’s witchy woman.

Continue to the full review at OUT.com

Check out the photos from the event

Here's one of the videos produced for the event... Really well done.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Stevie Nicks's Legend Keeps Twirling at Night of 1000 Stevies. Bring on the shawls, lace, flowing hair and white-winged doves

Photo: Roger Ressmeyer


Bring on the shawls, lace, flowing hair, white-winged doves and perpetual twirling. It’s time for the annual Night of the 1000 Stevies, a tribute to the mysticism-drenched siren Stevie Nicks, whose charisma after all these years draws people from around the world to perform her signature songs to a crowd of cheering tambourine holders.

Read The Full Story by: Michael Musto at The Blot Magazine

THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 24: SPELLBOUND
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 - IRVING PLAZA
17 IRVING PLACE NEW YORK CITY

More Information

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Jackie Factory Presents: Night Of A Thousand Stevies 24: "Spellbound"

THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 24: SPELLBOUND
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 - IRVING PLAZA
17 IRVING PLACE
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Tickets available via LiveNation
$20.00 until February 24th, $25.00 thereafter (plus ticket fees)
Must be 18 + With Photo I.D.

The twenty-fourth annual NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world - returns to NYC on May 9, 2014. The marathon evening - produced by THE JACKIE FACTORY - has moved to its sixth and largest venue - historic IRVING PLAZA in our home neighborhood of Union Square. This year's theme - SPELLBOUND - pays homage to Stevie Magic in all its many guises and songs - a magic that always touches NOTS. The 24th edition is also inspired by Stevie's WELSH WITCH persona, once again in the spotlight after her recent appearances on AMERICAN HORROR STORY:COVEN.

A very special Stevie Spell will be cast over the new NOTS stage and ballroom. The first confirmed performers for this year's edition are "Returning Legends of Stevie Realness" from all eras of the show. They are NOTS icon and YouTube star SHERRY VINE, beloved songstress AMBER MARTIN, showstopper and crowd favorite SWEETIE, gifted Stevie impersonator CHARLENE CORAN (COLORADO), Gothic Songbird LADY ZOMBIE, NOTS drag touchstone THE DIVINE GRACE, dark performance/dance ensemble THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER, original NOTS DJ POISON EVE with burlesquer DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA, Butoh sensations THE VANGELINE THEATER, living artwork MACHINE DAZZLE and lavender soul sensation XAVIER (who debuted last year.) "Enchantresses of Ceremony"are show founder CHI CHI VALENTI and longtime co-producers HATTIE HATHAWAY and EDITRIX ABBY, and first confirmed DJs are SAMMY JO and VJ TRE (D.C.) who will again spin original Nicks multimedia and rare video clips for the first hour.

For more information visit Night Of A Thousand Stevie's and on Facebook


Friday, May 03, 2013

NYC TONIGHT: Night of a Thousand Stevie's... 23rd Annual Event Celebrating Everything Stevie Nicks


THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 23: 
CRYSTAL

Friday, May 3, 2013
The Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street, New York City

Doors Open 9pm - 4am
Tickets $25 in Advance and at door if available

Hard to believe this has been happening yearly for 23 years!
Have fun if you are going!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Annual NYC Event NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES Announces Date & Theme

Annual New York City event Night of a Thousand Stevies has announced this years date and theme:

THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 22:
DREAMS UNWIND
FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM NYC
431 WEST 16TH STREET NYC

DOORS OPEN 9 PM - 4 AM
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE LATE JANUARY
$20 TILL FEBRUARY 15, $25 THEREAFTER
18 AND OVER, 21 TO DRINK

Last years event included an appearance by Stevie herself via a surprise video which was shown at the beginning of the night... Really cool of her to do that!


All the details you should need at the following links:

Saturday, May 07, 2011

(Video) Stevie Nicks Appears at "Night of a Thousand Stevie's" via Video Message... So Cool!





Stevie Nicks recorded this very special message for fans attending the recent NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 21: THE WILD HEART in NYC. Stevie gives fashion tips, and delivers other charming and heartfelt thoughts on this NYC Stevie gathering. The video opened NOTS 21 on May 6, 2011 to a thunderous ovation from the 1000+ Stevies in attendance.

More on this annual event at mothernyc.com/stevie

Friday, May 06, 2011

Stevie Nicks Made a DVD To Be Shown Tonight at "Night of a Thousand Stevie's"

We’re all a little bummed Stevie Nicks canceled her Webster Hall show Wednesday night — especially Stevie, who has pneumonia. As a consolation prize, Highline Ballroom offers Nicks fans quantity and quality with the 21st annual “ Night of a Thousand Stevies” extravaganza tonight.

People in Nicks-inspired gypsy-goth attire are invited to shake their tambourines while deejays and live performers play from all the songstress’ albums, including the new “ In Your Dreams”— her first solo project in 10 years — and those recorded with Fleetwood Mac.

According to “ NOTS” producer Hatti Hathaway, fans are in for a special treat this year.


“ Before she got sick, Stevie made a DVD for us to show at the party. I don’t want to give a spoiler alert — people will see it [ tonight].”

Tickets, $ 25.00 Time, 9:00 p.m. 431 W. 16th St.; ( 212) 414-5994, highlineballroom.com.

New York Post - May 6th
— Brian Niemietz

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Night of a Thousand Stevie's 21 "The Wild Heart" Announced for May 2011



The Jackie Diaries: NOTS 21 "The Wild Heart" Announced for May 2011:

"THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 21:

THE WILD HEART
FRIDAY MAY 6, 2011
THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM NYC
431 WEST 16TH STREET NYC

DOORS OPEN 9 PM - 4 AM
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 15
$20 TILL FEBRUARY 6, $25 THEREAFTER
18 AND OVER, 21 TO DRINK
mothernyc.com/stevie"

Monday, April 12, 2010

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIE'S

NIGHT OF A
THOUSAND STEVIE'S
20th Anniversary edition
SISTERS OF THE MOON 
on May 14th

All info Available at
website

Monday, January 04, 2010

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 20 (best-known STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world)

THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS



NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 20:
SISTERS OF THE MOON
FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
431 WEST 16TH STREET NYC
DOORS OPEN 9 PM - 4 AM
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE LATE JANUARY
$20 TILL FEBRUARY 15, $25 THEREAFTER
18 AND OVER, 21 TO DRINK

Full Details on NOTS 20 Website:

Night of a Thousand Stevies is probably the best-known STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world, a riot of shawls, lace, baby's breath, twirling, tambourines and great performance. This event began at JACKIE 60 twenty years ago with four performers, and has grown into a true spectacle, featuring countless interpretations over a marathon night. As always, this Enchanted evening will climax in a twirl of shawls and tambourines with the Battle of a Thousand Stevies near morning.

This year's moonlit, milestone edition was inspired by one of Stevie's most enduring and iconic songs, SISTERS OF THE MOON. Though Stevie has not performed this song much of late, it has remained a showpiece and staple of some of NOTS most thrilling performers, from NICOLE NICKS during the JACKIE 60 days right through to POISON EVE and troupe last year. This year's bill will include Legends of Stevie Realness from all eras of the show, and honors them all, who come from all over the country and go through so much to join us, our Sisters of the Moon.

As we once again prepare for a truly magical night, we are humbled by the tremendous support that you bring to NOTS every year. Special greetings to all of our friends from the Stevie Nicks websites and other online outposts for the Gypsies That Remain. Forward and post freely, and we look forward to twirling with all of you, sisters AND brothers of the moon, on May 14.

And The Love Remains -

Chi Chi Valenti, Hattie Hathaway and Johnny Dynell
Producers, NOTS 20
The Jackie Diaries

Sunday, May 03, 2009

STEVIE NICKS WORSHIPERS DESCENDED UPON THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM

NOTS 19:
Stevie Nicks impersonators ring like a bell through the night,
and wouldn't you love to love them?

May 1, 2009
NY Metromix

While you were busy drinking somewhere cheap and nondescript, hundreds of Stevie Nicks worshipers descended upon the Highline Ballroom to celebrate the 19th annual Night of a Thousand Stevies party—some coming from as far away as Las Vegas to shake their tambourines, toss their long blonde wigs and wave their lace capes to the beat of "Rhiannon" (this year's theme song). Plus there were a few people in elaborate costumes that had nothing to do with Stevie Nicks at all, but they were amazing anyway. New York, you were in fine, fine form last night. So, obviously, start planning your costume for NOTS 20....

PHOTOS

Friday, April 24, 2009

STEVIE NICKS CELEBRATES NEW SOLO

Night of the one and only Stevie
Stevie Nicks celebrates new solo album, Fleetwood Mac tour, and the gay fans who spawned the ‘Night of a Thousand Stevies’

SOVO.com
Friday, Apr 24, 2009 | By: GREGG SHAPIRO

More than three decades into her musical career, Stevie Nicks has charted dozens of hits, sold millions of albums, been dubbed “the queen of rock and roll” and even spawned her own drag queen tribute show.

But the singer-songwriter who helped make the band Fleetwood Mac famous with such hits as “Landslide” and “Rhiannon” isn’t resting on her laurels. Last month, Nicks released a solo DVD, “Live in Chicago,” with a companion CD, “The Soundstage Sessions” (Reprise/Warner Brothers) just as Fleetwood Mac launched its “Unleashed” greatest hits tour, which brings the iconic band to Atlanta’s Philips Arena on Tuesday.

SoVo spoke with Nicks in late March, on the day before “The Soundstage Sessions” was set for release. The 17-song DVD and the 10-track CD are bound to elate Nicks’ legion of fans, who will delight in her performances of beloved originals including “Landslide,” “Stand Back,” “If Anyone Falls in Love” and “Sara,” as well as renditions of songs by Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and Led Zeppelin.

SoVo: For your first filmed and recorded live show in nearly 25 years, what was it about your performance on the Chicago PBS series “Soundstage” that led you to want to release it as the “Live in Chicago” DVD?

Stevie Nicks: Well, what happened was in 2005, we got an offer to do four shows at Celine Dion’s major big theater, the Colosseum at Caesar’s [Palace]. I was in Maui and I thought I was going to have another month off and I got a call from my manager and he said, “I need you to come in and see Celine on this stage because she leaves after the show tonight and Elton [John] comes in tomorrow. So you could actually see Celine and Elton in two days and decide whether or not you’d like to do this because they’ve offered you four shows. And getting your foot in the door to play Vegas once in a while is not a bad thing.”

Not a bad thing, at all.

So I’m like sorry, I’m on my Rhiannon-quest here in Maui, so I don’t think I’ll be able to do that. And he goes, “I’ll see you Tuesday.” So, off I went. Waddy (Wachtel), my guitar player and I walked in. We’re sitting there and we watched Celine and then we watched Elton, and we’re like, “Oh, my God, we can’t do this!” You have to build a world here. This is a massive IMAX theater and the screens are a hundred feet tall. You can’t just take your little rock band in there.

We’re like, “Can we do this?” Elton filmed everything he ever did and Celine has Cirque du Soleil. What do we have? ...

We got this artist, Sulamith W├╝lfing, a German artist, my favorite, she died in 1989, but we got permission to use some of her drawings. So we mixed Sulamith’s drawings, my drawings, all the film footage, pictures, photographs, everything we could find, gave them to our lighting and stage guy and said, “OK, here it is. Go for it, work it out, fix it, put it together. Build a world.” He said, “OK!” That’s what we did.

It sounds amazing.

We went in there with a world. We did those four shows and they were great. Everybody really loved it and I loved it. Then it was like, “OK, we’re started now.” Between then and August of 2007, we toured with that show, obviously pared down a little bit...

At the end of the tour in August 2007, I’m sitting in my living room and I’m thinking to myself, “Once again, this show’s not going to be filmed.” So I called my manager and said, “You’ve got to make some calls. Or you’re soon going to be my ex-friend. Because this show is perfect. It’sabout as perfect as I can get. I’ve worked so hard on this thing since the four shows in Vegas two years ago, that I can’t move on until we film this show. It’s really not fair to me to not film this.”

Did he make the calls?

He did. And he called back and said that Joe Thomas from PBS was very interested in doing it. … This was August, and we went on the first of October to Chicago, rehearsed for three weeks, and filmed it on Oct. 27. We came back to Chicago on Feb. 6 and stayed all of February and all of March and worked six days a week, eight hours a day and just hovered...

They let us be as involved as we wanted to be, which was great because we wanted to be involved.

That’s good to hear.

We left at the end of March [2008] and then they started putting it together, and that takes a couple of months. It was supposed to be out at the end of summer, but something happened and I don’t even remember what it was. They moved the date to late October. Then everybody realized — “Do we really want to put Stevie up against Barack Obama and John McCain?” That was a big no. They [also] didn’t really want to put it out when we were in rehearsal for Fleetwood Mac.

So because Lindsey (Buckingham) is taking a break right now... we gave him that two weeks and Warner Brothers and PBS said, “Let’s put it out then. Because then Stevie can do some press, she’ll be out on the road. She didn’t want the ski vacation anyway.” I’m just as happy to work. That’s how it got to here. Now you know!

The songs on the companion CD “The Soundstage Sessions” are cleaned up, in that the audience response to the songs was edited out. Why did you choose to go that route?

I said, “Let’s try to make this into a little album. Let’s pull the 10 most unfamiliar songs. Let’s take the Fleetwood Mac songs out and let’s put in “If Anyone Falls,” “Sorcerer,” the Dave Matthews song, the Bonnie Raitt song. Let’s put the unfamiliar things from the show [on the disc] and let’s take the applause off and let’s go to Nashville and redo some vocals and add some strings and make this a distinctly different piece of work that can go out, along with this DVD. …

You’re going to have the version of “Landslide” on the CD that didn’t go into the show, which is a really spectacularly special “Landslide” because it was really a moment for me where I decided at that point I was going to have to say goodbye to my dad. It’s a very emotional “Landslide” which is not on anything else. From that moment onward, I had made my peace with my father going.

“Landslide,” which is included on both the CD and DVD, is a song of yours that has been covered by Dixie Chicks, Smashing Pumpkins, and most recently by Ann Hampton Callaway, who performs it on her new CD. How do you feel when you hear other people’s interpretations of that song?

I love it when people actually take it upon themselves to interpret something. It’s no different, really, then me trying to interpret “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews. Who would have ever thought that I would have done that? So who would ever think that people would try to do “Landslide.” Because mostly people would be like, “Oh, that’s a Stevie Nicks song, I can’t do that.” And the fact that somebody is brave enough to do that, I think is great!

Every time somebody does “Landslide,” it brings it to that generation of listeners. It just takes my music and spreads it out over the world now. I’m always thrilled.

Your songs “Edge of Seventeen” and “Gypsy” inspired the gay coming of age movies “Edge of Seventeen” and “Gypsy 83.” Is a gay following something that you have always been aware of?

Well, I’ve not always been aware of it. But I became aware of it with Night of a Thousand Stevies. And I am so thrilled. I’m thrilled! Because I want my music to mean something to everybody. I think that every song that I write can be dealt with for whoever you are. When you hear one of my songs, it is about you.

Only lately have I started to explain the real stories behind the songs, because I don’t want people to, when they think of “Landslide,” always think of Stevie sitting in Colorado. I want you to think of what it means to you. I want you to think of why it touched you.

I am first and foremost a writer. I am thrilled and honored that the gay community backs my music. I always kid everybody that one day, all you Night of a Thousand Stevies people, one day I’ll be there, in complete dress, and you won’t know it. I’ll be hulking around somewhere, standing behind you, so be careful what you say, because I could be standing next to you at any moment.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"SONGS OF RHIANNON" penned by STEVIE NICKS

NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES
New York City's legendary STEVIE NICKS homage, returns for its nineteenth annual edition on May 1 at THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM. 

NOTS 19: SONGS OF RHIANNON will be a May Day marathon of twirling and enchantment, produced by the JACKIE FACTORY NYC. 

This year's theme - and the centerpiece of the show - are the ten "SONGS OF RHIANNON" penned by STEVIE NICKS in her BUCKINGHAM NICKS days.

More Info Here