A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1806-1836

Taylor Mac

Friday, February 19, 2016 | 7 PM; Doors at 6 PM

Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 7 PM; Doors at 6 PM

180 min / no intermission; audience may leave and re-enter
For Mature Audiences

Taylor Mac “doesn’t just defy categorization; he makes the categories themselves seem irrelevant.” (Time Out NY)



“An Epic, Sequined Hit Parade”
Read a review of Taylor Mac’s Work in the New York Times

Taylor Mac is a performance artist like none other. Playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, director and producer, Mac has embarked on a mammoth musical journey to chart the 24-decade history of popular music from 1776 – 2016. OZ Arts is honored to present three decades, 1806-1836, and to be one of the leading performance presenters in the country to co-commission this Herculean undertaking. Backed by a 5-piece band, incorporating special guests and leaving no stone unturned in his adaptation, Mac re-interprets history’s popular music and totally redefines stage presence.


Performance FAQs

Coming to a performance at OZ Arts? Here’s what you need to know!

Where are general admission seats located?
Every seating bank is custom-designed specifically for the production and offers various vantage points. This way, there are no “bad” seats in the house! Open seating enables audience members to select their own seat and make the most of their experience. Our members (The Critic level and above) enjoy reserved seating, designated by black seat covers. If you are interested in joining OZ Arts as a member, please visit our Support page.
What is the dress?
Many of our guests will be in business casual or cocktail attire, however OZ Arts does not strictly enforce a dress code. 
Is this program kid-friendly?
This program is recommended for mature audiences only. 
Where should I park?
For the convenience of our guests, a complimentary valet service is provided for all OZ Arts visiting artist performances (TNTs not included – we will have parking directors to help you safely self-park on those evenings!).
Oh no! I am running late! Can I still be seated?
Due to the varying nature of our programming, latecomers will be permitted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the requests of the visiting artists.
Do you have snacks and/or drinks?
Wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and light concessions are available for purchase at all OZ Arts artistic programs. We regret that bar and concession sales are closed during performances but will reopen post-show (or during intermission, when applicable). The bar and concession area accepts cash and major credit cards.
Can I get a refund on my tickets if I’m not going to use them anymore?
All ticket sales are final and we are unable to offer refunds. Should you wish to withdraw your enrollment from this event and donate your tickets, you may do so at least 24 hours before the beginning of the performance. The full amount of your contribution may be considered tax-deductible. To request a receipt, please email membership@ozartsnashville.org at least 24 hours before the performance.
May I give my tickets away if I am unable to use them?
Giving your tickets to friends, family, or colleagues is a great way to make sure your tickets don’t go unused! If you are a season subscriber who has a conflict with a performance, or you just have a last-minute change of plans, you can always give your tickets to someone else. All you need to do is have your guest give the ticketholder’s name at the door and they will be admitted.
What is a TNT event and how are they different from regular artistic programs?
Thursday Night Things (TNT) is an ongoing series featuring Tennessee-based artists in a more casual manner than our visiting artist programs. Feel free to come and go at your convenience, and enjoy onsite food trucks as well as our bar.