MEDIA - AO2009-05

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 Petty Bones

Featuring Jerry Crowell and Anne Langston Crowell performing backwoods roots music, from soulful blues to foot stompin bluegrass, from old time country to modern folk, they have it all covered. One of the Abita Opry "House Bands".

Acoustically based multi-instrumentalists, with emotionally charged songwriting and vocals, The Petty Bones continue to deliver a variety of rootsy original, traditional & cover tunes to an ever increasing group of loyal listeners from all ages and backgrounds.


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.

The Savoy Family Cajun Band

Wilson is the younger son of Marc and Ann Savoy, plays the Cajun accordion, the keyboard, and the bass. He has been brought up among the finest Cajun musicians and has played Cajun music with his parents throughout the United States and Europe. He presently also fronts his own Cajun band, Wilson Savoy and the White Mule Boys as well as the Boxed Wine Ramblers.

Christian Serpas and Ghost Town

Christian Serpas - vocals, acoustic guitar
Jeff Oteri - drums, vocals
George Neyrey - electric guitar, vocals
Brent Roser - bass guitar, vocals

If Christian Serpas grew up anywhere, it should have been in Memphis in the 1950's. He has a style that can be compared to Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and Hank Williams. Ghost Town rocked the Opry like never before.