MEDIA - AO2007-10

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.


Those Oliviers
Husband & Wife vocal duo performing live acoustic blues, americana, country and rock on guitars, bass, mandolin and/or keyboard providing a fun and interactive show. Based out of the New Orleans and performs throughout the southeast.

The Figs
Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, the Figs have been charming revelers across the South with their unique blend of sassy, rowdy, and sweet. Born of sultry summer garage practices, a propensity for harmony, and a shared love of nice dresses and high heels, the Figs will please your ears, your eyes, and your shimmying feet. Their harmonies lace through songs about guns, boats, trains, broken hearts, and rambling – some originals, some old-time rockabilly or country or swing, all made freshly and uniquely "Fig".

The Figs, an all-women sextet, look like a country-time tea party of pretty girls in pretty dresses, but the group rocks, Cajun-style, like a roadhouse full of moonshine and buckshot.


The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz
With a name like "The Bagasse Boyz" one wouldn't expect them to follow the normal or traditional path to making bluegrass music (and they don't). However, they do have a nack for taking non-bluegrass material and arranging it so that it fits the bluegrass mold quite well. They routinely treat their audiences to bluegrass versions of songs from Elvis to Willie Nelson to Johnny Nash and the mix works well. The band is also at home playing traditional bluegrass such as "Angeline The Baker" or William Shively's "Love of the Mountains" or Mark Schatz' "Calgary."