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.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

ATTENTION FIDDLERS! IF YOU PLAY AMERICAN, IRISH, OR SCOTTISH TUNES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS A FIDDLE WORKSHOP WITH TOM MORLEY Author of Fiddle Club Favorites and Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle Recording Artist- John Anderson’s “Swingin’” and recent solo CD “Raven’s Wing”, Celtic fiddler with “Mithril”, and classical violinist on the Gulf Coast Renowned fiddle and violin teacher An all-around great guy!

AT THE ABITA SPRINGS TOWN HALL
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2 sessions – pick one or both!
Session 1: 3:00-4:30 intermediate level, some reading required
Session 2: 4:45-6:15 more advanced level, reading required
Ages 10 and up- space is limited so please reserve your spot today!

$20.00 per session, some scholarships available.
To register for the workshop contact Annie Young-Bridges by November 17th:
fiddlelady06@yahoo.com 985-807-5324


What one can expect to hear at the Abita Springs Opry is Louisiana "roots" music played like it was when it was performed before audience in small auditoriums like the Abita springs Town Hall. The Abita Springs Opry, a re-creation of the immensely popular Piney Woods Opry that played at the Town Hall for ten years, has what it considers a valuable mission - The preservation and presentation of Louisiana Roots music.

The main emphasis is on the type of music indigenous to our section of the state, but we do occasionally offer something a little different as Lagniappe - a little something extra, to our show that puts a little more spice into our musical gumbo. We hope you enjoy this little taste of that gumbo, but, more importantly, we hope to see you at the Opry.


Watch Frank Davis talk about the Abita Springs Opry on WWL-TV 'NATURALLY N'AWLINS'

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.