Back After Pandemic, ‘Stevies’ Party Celebrates 30 Years

TEXT, CAPTIONS & PHOTOS BY WINNIE McCROY | On Friday, May 6, Night of 1000 Stevies—the largest, most beloved Stevie Nicks tribute event in the world—took over Sony Hall for their 30th annual edition, The Book of Stevie. Beloved performers from past shows joined with a few special debuts for an evening of enchantment full of blonde wigs, shawls, lace, sequins, white-winged doves, and tambourines.

Everyone’s got their Stevie wigs on for the big party.
COVID forced all other vendors out.
Glitter in the VIP.
Bombshell blondes on the loose!
Clover Honey (left) with a longtime NOTS performer.
Love that white-winged dove turban!
They’re ready to party!
Punk glamour fits the bill.
They’re ready to party!
Blue denim and lace.
Founder Johnny Dynell, left, with a friend.
Shake your tambourine!
Watch out, Rod Stewart!
Cardinal sins!
Rocking that Tudor fashion.
Sunglasses at night.
Socially distanced with his “Stand Back” mask.
One of the evening’s hosts in blue cape.
Just like the white-winged dove…
Two lovely ladies rock the dance floor.
The lady in red rocks a big mustachio!
These guys are enjoying a night out on the town.
Tearing up the dance floor in denim and lace.
Giving that Joni Mitchell look.
Masking up as Stevie.
Welsh witch vibes.
Sisters of the Night!
Rachel Klein ensemble opens The Book of Stevie.
Read the good word!
She’s on “The Edge of Seventeen.”
The drama is ramping up!
Shake that cape!
The chalice and the censor.
White wings of the doves.
Twirl, girls!
Legendary host Chi Chi Valenti with “Wild Heart.”
The Gold Dust Woman band performs “Dreams.”
Janet Soluri sings her heart out.
Chi Chi begins the annual tambourine toss.
Derek Sims sings “Sara” and “Gypsy.”
Derek Sims with guitarist Rain Jaudon.
Deanna Larson rocks this black sequin dress.
Deanna Larson sings “Rhiannon.”
MaryAnn Piccolo rocks this fringed shawl.
It’s time to twirl!
Veteran NYC nightlife chronicler Michael Musto.
Musto pulls a tiny white dove from his crotch.
Bridget Barkan brings her dancers to the stage.
They rock the “Seven Wonders.”
It ends with a rainbow.
Another host with founder Johnny Dynell.
It Was Romance takes the stage.
Lead singer Lane Moore sings “Stand Back.”
The whole band gets into it.
The lead guitarist shreds.
Three guys take a breather.
Friends come together.
A crescent moon guides them.
Vangeline Theater performs Stevie butoh in between acts.
Desert Sin performs “Nightbird.”
Shake out those wings!
The ones who sing at night.
Kitten + Lou take the stage.
Lou says you can “Talk to Me.”
Kitten rips off that red nightie.
Cathy Cervenka is a crowd favorite.
Cervenka sings “Has Anyone Ever Written?”
Poison Eve travels for the final act.
White lace for “Garbo.”

 

 

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