TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | CHAPTER II (1836-1896)

September 17

Genre
Extravaganza
Runtime
360 minutes


A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is Taylor Mac’s multi-year effort to chart a subjective history of the United States through is a unique mash-up of music, history, performance, and art that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day.

The concert will be presented as four six-hour chapters, together making the first complete presentation since Taylor’s historic 24-hour marathon performance at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse last fall. Tickets can be purchased as single chapters, or audience members can purchase a four performance series - the pièce de résistance in it’s entirety, an experience that The New York Times’ Wesley Morris called “one of the great experiences of my life.”


Chapter II is performed on September 17 from 2-8pm

1836 - 1896: Walt Whitman and Stephen Foster go head to head for the title of Father of the American Song, culminating in the queerest Civil War Reenactment in history. Oh, and: a production of THE MIKADO set on Mars.

Purchase tickets to other chapters or learn more about Taylor Mac's full four-chapter performance here.