MEDIA - AO2006-11

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.







Jude, Abigail and Clay

Jude LeBlanc is the House Sound Engineer for the Abita Springs Opry. Every other season we get him up on stage to hear a very technical accoustic guitar performance that soothes your soul. here he performs along with friends Abigail and Clay.

The Porch Rockers

These guys will take you to places long forgotten or memories you'll never forget. When you catch this group you'll hear a groove that only comes from players that know each other like the back of your hand.

Back Roads

Steve Anderson knows all of the classical country tunes that we all love, and his deep, rich voice rolls them out in a style that grabs all attention.

Kim Carson

Kim Carson grew up in Canyon, Texas in the high plains of the Texas panhandle and began playing music in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Carson’s music is the real deal country with influences from Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Loretta Lynn. “She’s less Diva and more Honky Tonk girl.”

Kim Carson has appeared at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ten times and also plays regularly at the French Quarter Fest, Louisiana Crawfish Festival, BayFest in Mobile, Alabama, the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and many other festivals around the south and in Europe.