Part of the Tennessee Theatre's Pass the Mic series, Black Opry Revue will feature Chapel Hart, Kam Franklin, Jennah Bell, and Songwriters in the Round: Roberta Lea, Nikki Morgan, Autumn Nicholas, and Joy Clark. Black Opry is a home for Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. Country music has been made by and loved by Black people since its conception. For just as long, we have been overlooked and disregarded in the genre by fans and executives. Black Opry wants to change that. We invite you to discover, support and enjoy the Black artists that make magic in this space. One of the most valuable aspects of country music is its versatility and diversity in sound. Country, blues, folk, and Americana music often overlap or weave together- these artists explore all of those sounds and intersections. The Black Opry Revue showcases the diversity in sound and stories that Black artists offer to these genres.
Thanks to a generous donation, this concert event has been made free to the public. We are thankful to be supported by members of our local community who value this series and want to share it with others.
Plus, join us Tuesday night at the Old City Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm for a special event featuring Kam Franklin. Before she takes the stage Wednesday night at the Theatre, she’ll be talking about her experience with activism and business ventures that seek to create an inclusive environment in the arts for female artists working in all mediums and from all background. Click here to sign up for the free event!
About the Pass the Mic Series:
Through a series of immersive arts events, the Tennessee Theatre strives to provide a stage for artists from marginalized and underserved communities to share their art with the community, featuring a concert/performance, visual art displays, discussions and panels focusing on issues that are important to the performing artists, and educational opportunities, engaging the community and providing a space for audiences and artists to better understand one another. Stay tuned for more information on additional events surrounding this concert!