MEDIA - AO2010-09

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 Steve Anderson Group
Our September House band will get you going with some traditional country music. Steve performs in the tradition of greats like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Steve is supplemented by other accomplished vocalists like the group's leader, Bobby Belloni, and Jan Biggs who always pleases the audience with her trademark high-spirited energetic "Jan Songs."


The Moss PIckers
These are newcomers to the Opry stage. They hail from Thibodaux, and they will kick things off with some old time bluegrass music accompanied by the traditional acoustic stringed instruments.

Melanie Rainwater and Delta Rain
This group has been well-received at our past Abita Springs Gospel Music Jubilee concerts. They will perform some traditional Southern Country Gospel favorites. This is a must-see for gospel music lovers. This is a very experienced group who has performed in many venues, and we are glad that the Abita Springs Opry will be included as one of them.

If you are not from Louisiana, it's pronounced like "shoo pick," In case you must know, it is the name for a fish, and a small town in South Louisiana, but in this case it is a very strong Cajun music band. Choupique is rapidly becoming one of the most popular Cajun bands in Louisiana, and they are a favorite for the dancers who attend the monthly Cajun dances at the Abita Springs town hall, and they promise to bring their strong musicianship to the Opry stage.