Black Opry, the online home for both Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music, will bring their Black Opry Revue to Nashville this December. The celebrated outlet, founded by country music journalist and activist Holly G, will bring Tylar Bryant, Joy Clark, Lizzie No, Jett Holden, Roberta Lea, Aaron Vance and special guest Frankie Staton to Nashville's historic venue Exit/In for a one-night-only performance on December 18, 2021.
A celebration of country and Americana's best voices, the event shines a much-deserved and needed spotlight on Black artists within the genres. The concert follows The Black Opry's historic presence at AmericanaFest 2021, including their official panel Black Opry Presents: The Unbroken Black Circle, moderated by journalist Marcus K. Dowling and featuring artists Queen Esther, Jett Holden, Lilli Lewis, Miko Marks and Lizzie No.
The first Black Opry Revue was held at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall on Oct. 5, featuring performances from Roberta Lea, Jett Holden, Lizzie No, Tylar Bryant, Joy Clark and a surprise appearance by Ganessa James, and marking the beginning of a new wave of events and efforts spearheaded by The Black Opry. Rachel Cholst of Adobe & Teardrops praised the event in their recent review, proclaiming "The Black Opry Revue is bringing country music by Black artists to the people — and giving us the opportunity to bask in these artists’ excellence."
Tickets for The Black Opry Revue are currently on sale for $15 plus applicable fees. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider within 48 hours of the concert date is required for entry. You can find more information via Exit/In's ticketing page.