Black Opry Revue @ The Lensic
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 it’s 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. Featuring Garry Blackchild, Tylar Bryant, Destinie Lynn, Denitia, Larysa Jaye.
Featured Profile :
Autumn Nicholas is a gifted songwriter and performer who has amazed audiences around the country. Reminiscent of the singer/songwriter sensibility of Julia Michaels and the swagger of Kacey Musgraves, with the warmth of Adele and the soul of Etta James, Autumn Nicholas’ lyrics and melodies tell stories. Stories about love, pain, loss, and hope. Autumn Nicholas is passionate about their music but also about making a difference in society. They have been inspired by the BlackLivesMatter and LBGTQ marches. Their music shows different aspects of these movements to motivate people to act. With music focused on how we are all uniquely beautiful, beyond or gender, circumstance, and skin, they look to show how we are all no more than the other. Autumn’s lyrics offer inspiring messages and give listeners something to think about. Autumn has played for audiences across the USA, including the 2022 Newport Folk Festival, NC Folk Festival, AmericanaFest, BMI’s Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, and Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival, as well as opening for select dates on Amanda Shire’s “Take It Like A Man” tour. This year, they curated The Bluebird Café’s first two shows with artists of color for Black History Month, joined the lineup of the Love Rising Benefit at Bridgestone Arena, and is scheduled to play at The Kennedy Center, AmericanaWest Showcase, Americana West Festival, Nashville Pride, and MameFest. They are also curating the first Pride Round on June 22, at The Bluebird Café.