Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
5 August 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 May 1864, 8:00 PM
31 May 1864, 8:00 PM
01 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
02 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
03 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
04 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
4)
Text Author: White
6)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
7)
aka Mac's essence; Little Mac's essence of Old Virginia
8)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
9)
aka U. S. Grant; USG; plantation festival scene; US Grant; Ulysses S. Grant
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 May 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 June 1864, 62.

“[I]f business keeps on as it is now [at Bryants’], the boys will have to play it out on that line all summer, with the usual respite for recreation and recuperation, for their hall is a jam nearly all the time.  It’s better to be a minstrel manager than a brigadier-general.”

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 June 1864, 64.
Performers.