Monkees Convention To Star Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith & Their Kids
Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith will appear at the 2014 Monkees Convention set for March 14th and 15th at Secaucus, New Jersey's Hilton Meadowlands. The fest marks Nesmith's first appearance at the annual fan convention, and according to the online Monkees-Digest, the event is shaping up to be quite the family affair.
At the fest, Nesmith will perform his new show, "Movies Of The Mind," with Micky taking the stage with his sister Coco Dolenz. Also set to play over the weekend are Mike Nesmith's kids -- Christian Nesmith, Jonathan Nesmith, and Jessica Nesmith. The Dolenz clan will also be well represented with daughter, actress Ami Dolenz signing copies of her new kid's book and taking part in a fan Q&A with her sisters -- artist and photographer Emily Dolenz, and Micky’s youngest daughter "actress and business partner in Dolenz & Daughters Fine Furniture" Georgia Dolenz.
We asked Micky Dolenz what it feels like being on the road with Mike Nesmith after all these years: "Nesmith loves to be comfortable. And I gotta say, we. . . this last tour (laughs) we were very, very comfortable. And I must say, I came off this last tour, y'know, probably healthier (laughs) and feelin' better than I have in sometimes previously, because, y'know, the economics. But, Nesmith likes to be comfortable -- and I do, too. I'm getting down there myself."
Among the other notables appearing at 2014 Monkees Convention will be the 1910 Fruit Gum Co., John Lennon's mid-'70s girlfriend May Pang, rock photographer Henry Diltz, The Munsters' Butch Patrick -- not to mention the legendary "Monkeemobile."