Abita Opry

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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 Abita Springs Town Hall is a perfect setting for this show. The hundred-plus year old wooden building serves as a community center for the small town of Abita Springs. Abita Springs is a one stoplight rural suburban community located north of and less than an hour's drive from New Orleans.

The Town Hall has walls lined with pecky cypress and the wooden floor provides an aesthetically and acoustically satisfying environment for the "old style" music. Audiences often clap their hands and tap their feet in rhythm to the sometimes sweet and sometimes energetic sounds that emanate from the stage. The hall has a capacity of slightly less than four hundred and provides an intimate setting that allows close communication between the musicians and the audience.