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The Black Opry Revue

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, February 10, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20


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.

Tae Lewis

The emerging country singer/songwriter Tae Lewis doesn’t sell short when it comes to his creation of country music. The North Carolina native started his roots by singing in his grandfather’s church at the age of 5. In 2016 he began to emerge in his own element of what he wanted to create for his audience as a country artist with one of his first singles “Good Luvin”.

“Good Luvin” brought success in being placed in the hit sitcom Shameless, which brought his artistry to a whole new level of people acknowledging who he really is. Now, a Nashville native, he’s been able to write with some amazing songwriters as well as being able to be an opener for some incredible artists this summer.

Twitter: @Taelewis_ Instagram: @TaeLewisMusic_

Tylar Bryant

Tylar Bryant is a soulful country recording artist whose path took him on a journey to take the stage in the country music arena. Championing the challenge, where no one saw him coming, Tylar is a new contender who’s in it to win it.

The former MMA fighter changed his career path to pursue a passion that caught him completely by surprise. He laid down his gloves to pick up a songwriter’s pen and a guitar. In a courageous leap of faith to chase his dream, Tylar moved to Nashville in 2019.

Known for his charismatic stage presence, electric live performances, and infamous beer showers among his audiences, onlookers would never expect Tylar Bryant to be anything but a country music entertainer.

Tylar grew up listening to an array of music from rap (Zro, Tupac, Biggie, Hawk, Pimp C) and the tunes that echoed in the background at his grand mom’s home (Al Green, Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Diana Ross).

The Texas native prides himself in his authenticity and ability to infuse a mix of styles and sounds. Influenced by some of country music’s greatest voices and performers (such as Jim Reeves, Randy Travis and Chris Young), Bryant marries modern and traditional country sounds with rock and R&B grooves for an added twist.

Playing more than 80 shows a year, Tylar’s canvassed the Lone Star State. In 2017, Tylar recorded his debut EP, titled Don’t Let Go, in Nashville co-producing the project that features all original tunes.

Twitter: @TylarBryant Instagram: @TylarBryantMusic


LAYNA is a singer, songwriter, producer from Northeast Ohio. Inspired by Tracy Chapman, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, and more; and she believes ‘Communication,’ as well as the legendary voices mentioned before, are what helped her find her sound.

Instagram: @LaynaOfficial


February 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300