THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 16:
"STEVIE IN WONDERLAND"
FRIDAY MAY 19, 2006
THE KNITTING FACTORY
74 LEONARD STREET NYC
DOORS OPEN 9 PM - 4 AM
Greetings from New York City to our beloved Gypsies, fellow Stevie Nicks worshippers and all who have joined our newsletter since last year's NOTS. We are delighted to announce the date for our sixteenth annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES. This year's show will be held on Friday, May 19 at the legendary NYC performance club THE KNITTING FACTORY, scene of the past two editions. We thank you for your patience in waiting for the date to be announced - this is now such a complicated production that we had to make extra sure. Again we promise multiple rooms and floors for your twirling pleasure, including a Stevie-themed lounge with its intimate Cabaret Stage, and balcony viewing of the Main Stage.
This year's theme is STEVIE IN WONDERLAND, an homage to her "Red Stevie/ Stevie In Wonderland" persona, introduced on her 1989 album THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR. We expect interpretations of many of the great songs from that album (including ALICE, which will open the show) along with the pantheon that are performed every year. And from a fashion standpoint - if you ever wanted to wear red velvet to NOTS this would be the year for it! We are expecting another star-studded year and will have first news of the lineup in our next email, or visit the ENCHANTED GYPSIES forum on THE MOTHERBOARDS (motherboardsnyc.com).
We are again expecting a record number of returning Stevie Legends this year, but still want to provide the platform for new performers and interpretations. If you are a new performer who has already written to us since last year's show, you don't need to do anything - you will be receiving email with instructions in the next few days. If you haven't yet contacted us, please visit our website AFTER FEBRUARY 1 for details at www.mothernyc.com/ stevie and then get in touch. (We will ask you to send along materials either via email or snailmail - these can include recordings, footage, photos, web links, etc.)
Tickets $20 (plus Box Office charges)
Box Office opens early February - we'll email you as soon as it does
Tickets will be sold online at www.knittingfactory.com
By phone at 212 219-3132, extension 3
Walk-in sales at The Knitting Factory Box Office 10 AM - latenight
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 sixteen 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.
Dress: Like a White Winged Dove, in Wonderland: Red velvet Edwardian gowns, red ribbon-trimmed tambourines, Enchanted Eveningwear, red lace, velvet capes and cloaks, Mad Hatter Top Hats, ruched boot covers, hearts, Stevie/Alice In Wonderland morphs, Fleetwood "The Dance" menswear, or Victorian mirrors. Total Stevie Realness (All Periods).
As we prepare for a truly magical night, we are humbled by the very special joy and tremendous support that you bring to NOTS every year. We'll be writing again very soon with updated ticket, performer and DJ information. Special love to all of our friends from the Stevie websites and other online outposts for the Gypsies That Remain. Forward and post freely, and we look forward to seeing you on the other side of the mirror in May.
And The Love Remains -
Chi Chi Valenti, Hattie Hathaway and Johnny Dynell
Producers, NOTS 16