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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.

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.


The Carpenter Family is a local group recently discovered by the Opry.  The entire family gets into the act as they perform traditional gospel music

High on the Hog is a group from Nederland, Colorado performing bluegrass and rural traditional music.

Scott and Robin Kropog

The Magnolia Sisters is a band of women who can play the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads. Because of their many rhythmic styles they are loved by dancers, who marvel at the variety of fun grooves they play. All being multi instrumentalists they switch from instruments to instrument during their shows. They are also an ideal band for seated concerts because in addition to their dancehall repertoire they tell stories, sing rich harmonies on unaccompanied ballads, and play string band numbers from the 1930’s.

A musical evening with Magnolia Sisters is a fun and enriching experience as they explain the meanings of the songs,move between accordion two-steps, twin fiddle tunes, heavy bass Creole hits, dancehall standards and unaccompanied songs.