MEDIA - AO2004-04

The Abita Springs Opry is a series of music concerts held six times a year and is produced by a nonprofit organization, Abita Opry Inc. The show has the mission of preserving and presenting Louisiana "Roots" music. Our music is played primarily acoustically, in its original form.

Our main thrust is old-time Country, Bluegrass, and traditional Southern Gospel music, but we often present other forms of traditional Louisiana music such as Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, or other types that reflect the many different groups of people who are part of our diverse culture.

Abita Strings

This home town bluegrass ensemble is one of the Opry's "House Band". Setting the pace for every show, the Abita Strings have taken Traditional to another level.

 

Beth Patterson

Van Glynn Band

Tony Green

The archetype of the gypsy -- romantic, free spirited, colorful, vibrant, intense -- is reflected in the musical genre known as Gypsy Jazz. Django Reinhardt was its most famous proponent and Tony Green is one of the master's disciples. The New Orleanian is well known as both a musician and a painter. Green's luminous watercolors and oils grace many galleries and private collections. His murals can be seen from the home of classical music, the Orpheum Theater, to the zydeco mecca, Mid-City Bowling Lanes. Green brings the musical colors of the gypsy to life as well, performing with his trio in venues such as the French Quarter Festival, the stately Columns Hotel, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Lenny McDaniel