The Fisk Jubilee Singers will celebrate Fisk University’s 150th anniversary with a concert at the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, and they’ll be sharing the stage with some very special guests.

R&B legend Sam Moore, gospel mainstay CeCe Winans, acclaimed singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu and Southern rocker Jimmy Hall will all be on hand for the 150th birthday celebration.

The Jubilee Singers have been around nearly as long as their university home. The choral ensemble was formed in 1871 and is credited with planting the seed of Nashville’s reputation as “Music City.”


In its first four years as a group, it toured the U.S. and Europe and performed for Queen Victoria, Mark Twain and President Ulysses S. Grant. In the 21st century, it’s been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Music City Walk of Fame.

Saturday’s show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $39.50-$50 at Ticketmaster and the Ryman box office.