FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
Our performances are always on the third Saturdays in the Spring and Fall in the months of March, April, and May, September, October, November. The show is from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
September 20, 2014
(Details Coming Soon)
October 18, 2014
(Details Coming Soon)
November 15, 2014
(Details Coming Soon)
Please don’t forget that following every show, many of our musicians gather at the Abita Brew Pub to jam. Some of the best music performed on Opry nights has been at this after-the-show jam. It allows a blending of some really great musicians to play in an informal atmosphere, and some really great and unique stuff has come out of those jams.
THERE'S MORE MUSIC IN ABITA SPRINGS
Besides the shows we put on at the Abita Opry, we are very active in the community that is our home. You may notice all of the improvements to the Town Hall when you get there for the show. This comes at a significant cost to the Town. The Opry has contributed financially to the repairs. We are grateful to the town for its support and the old Town Hall is the perfect location for what we do.
In addition to helping to keep the hall in good shape, the Abita Opry provides musical talent for outdoor festivals in Abita. The Trail Head has turned out to be a wonderful venue for musical presentations and a nice place to visit on the beautiful afternoons the approaching spring season will bring. You might want to mark your calendars for our annual Earth Day Festival on March 16 and the Abita Opry "Busker" Festival on March 30.
The Earth Day Festival is sponsored by the Abita Springs Friends of the Park. It is dedicated to the environment and the "green" things that so highly valued in Abita that happens to have earned the designation of "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day society. This is a great event and a lot of activities for the kids. We will also have a full afternoon of music including the Abita Springs Middle School String Group, the North shore Irish Dance Academy in honor of St Patrick's Day, The Covington High Jazz Band, Christian Serpas and Ghost Town, and the Fontainebleau High Jazz Band. Of course, food and drinks will be available,
ABITA SPRINGS OPRY AT THE FRENCH MARKET
(In the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA)
Saturdays in August 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Two bands—Three Hours—Five Saturdays
First band plays approx 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Second band performs approx 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
August 2: Vintage Jazz & The Lucky Dogs
August 9: Big Daddy O & The Porch Rockers
August 16: Pot Luck String Band & Manuel's Hot Tamales
August 23: The Farmers Market String Band & Last Chance String Band
August 30: The Bad Pennies Pleasure Makers & The Steve Anderson Group
Limited Seating…We encourage you to dine and drink at the Farmers Market to get optimal seats near the stage!
LISTEN TO PAST PERFORMANCES
Hi Opry Fans, Here we are again, ready for another season. As usual, we are always grateful for loyal fans like you who make our show possible and assure its continued success. We are always interested in feedback from you about what you see and hear at the Opry. We are open to criticism, and always ready to hear compliments.
Our continuing mission is the "Preservation and Presentation of Louisiana Roots Music." Of course, what constitutes Louisiana "roots music" is sometimes hard to define, we always want to keep it traditional while presenting an entertaining variety of music for our fans and a great environment for our musicians.
Our audience is very important to us, and our musicians always tell us that you are the best audience around. If we continue to show them the love, they will send it back to us. The energy and exchange between the musicians and the audience at the Opry is real.
The vibe that exists in that hundred plus year old building packed to the gills with a great audience listening and appreciating traditional music from some of the best musicians around gives us a musical gumbo that really cooks!
Get your tickets
If you want to get a big serving of our musical gumbo, tickets are presently on sale. We offer season packages as well as single show tickets. The season ticket holders from the previous season get first dibs, but as of August 1, they are sold on a first-come-first served basis. By the day before the show, we are usually close to selling out. We are always trying to make sure that we have as many seats as possible, and very seldom turn away folks who show up the night of the show.
If you happen to make a last minute decision to come to the Opry, The worst case scenario is the big screen closed circuit TV on our front porch. We also have outside seating available. Also keep in mind, that we have a live act on the front porch for an hour or so before the show.
For ticket information, please contact Kathy Armand at 985-892-0711. All tickets are $18. We have not raised our prices for several years, and intend to keep them at that price. Please keep in mind that the choicest seats go first. Nothing pains us more than to turn folks away because of a sell-out. We always try to find a way to get people in.
The Petty Bones
We believe this is another season of great traditional music. Please remember that we sell tickets on a first-come-first served basis. All seats are $18.00. We have not raised our prices for several years, and have no plans to do so any time soon. To purchase tickets call Kathy at 985-892-2342 or drop by the Abita Springs Town Hall during working hours.
Y'all Come! See you at the Opry
Anytime Access to the Opry
We always want to remind our fans that most of our past performances are online and can be enjoyed anytime on your computer. All you have to do is visit our home page at www.abitaopry.org. Locate the words;
"LISTEN TO PAST PERFORMANCES"
click on it and the listing of downloaded shows will appear on your screen. From there, you can scroll to any show or pick out any particular act that may appeal to you and enjoy.
We provide the web service and cover the cost of video taping and provide the shows to St Tammany Parish Government access TV channel 10 and Southeastern Louisiana University, channel 18. The channels mentioned are available to Charter Cable TV subscribers in several surrounding parishes.
Our mission to "Preserve and Present Louisiana Roots Music" is taken seriously. Making the Abita Springs Opry available to as many people as possible is a way of fulfilling our mission and gives that much more exposure to these great musicians. We have a valuable musical cultural tradition, and it is worth keeping alive.