Saturday, October 1, 7:30 pm
“Black Opry was born as a simple way for founder Holly G to meet likeminded fans. She rarely saw anyone who looked like her at a country concert. It was always a sea of white faces and the unshakeable feeling that she wasn’t welcome. It’s now a force of change in bringing racial equity to country music.” Rolling Stone
Black Opry’s mission is clear and concise: to serve as a home for Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. “Country” music — a genre where blues, folk, and Americana often overlap and weave together — has been made by (and loved by) Black people since its conception and for just as long, Black artists have been overlooked and disregarded in the genre by fans and executives.
Thanks to the Black Opry Revue tour, this powerful message now reaches into communities across the nation where audiences are invited to discover the voices of emerging Black artists. At each tour stop, a rotating line-up of five musicians shares the stage in an intimate songwriters’ circle format. Together, the musicians highlight the diversity found within country music.
Featured artists include Denitia, Roberta Lea, Tae Lewis, Riki Stevens, and Julie Williams.