MEDIA - AO2017-09

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.

The Steve Anderson Group
Traditional classic Country music. We all know Steve. He has been the leader of his house band for several seasons and has a lot of fans. Steve sings and plays in the style of some of Country music’s greats including Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and others who are all noted for that classic “honky tonk” style.

Julio and Caesar
These two very popular local musicians are outstanding performers presenting Hispanic music. Their singing, engaging personalities, and remarkable musicianship are real audience pleasers. They are making a return trip to the opry and brought the house down last time they were here.

Coobie Joe Cajun Band
This group performed recently at one of our monthly Cajun dances at the Town Hall, and their genuine traditional style belongs on our stage, solid young musicians maintaining a great Louisiana tradition.

King James and the Special Men
If you want to hear New Orleans style Rhythm and Blues played the way it is supposed to be played, you will not want to miss these guys. Many of us grew up hearing that very unique New Orleans sound, and it has survived the measure of what makes something classic, the test of time. The inclusion of a great horn section adds to the richness of their music.