MEDIA - AO2011-09

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 house band that leads off every season. Steve is a well-known local guy who has a rare talent and a gift for singing classic old-style country music. Music lovers who enjoy hearing the likes of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers love to hear Steve. Jan Biggs brings energy into the set with her own vocals as well as harmonizing with Steve. Bobby adds his vocal talents as well as his multi-instrumental skills. Philip Bartles keeps the rhythm on the bass.


The Porch Rockers
Charlie Austin and his gang are one of our Opry favorites. They perform at a high-energy level with acoustic instrumentation. They mix some very traditional songs, and others that are a lot of fun because they always have fun performing them. Their stage personality always proves to be audience pleasers.

The Driskill Mountain Boys
If you like Bluegrass music, you will love these guys. They have been in existence as a group for many years and have performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. They are in demand for many of the music festivals and shows in the area. Their leader, Adolphus Warren sets the tone for the group’s personality and drive.

Rodney Thibodeaux & Tout Les Soir
If by reading their name, if you guessed that this is a Cajun group, you guessed correctly. Rodney leads the way on the Cajun accordion, and he is backed up by some very dynamic fiddling and guitars. This group is not afraid to push beyond pure traditional Cajun music by incorporating some old-time country and swamp pop played in the Cajun style. It all adds up to a very pleasing performance.