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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.

Steve Anderson Group
Steve and his friends kick off every season. Steve’s very distinct voice blends well with harmonies and back up instrumentation provided by Jan Biggs and Bobby Belloni. Philip Bartles on bass and Anne Hibbs on fiddle round out the combo. Steve can belt out great tunes originated by beloved artists like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.

Driskill Mountain Boys
Bluegrass fans love these guys. The band's leader, Adolphus Warren has a very unique voice that gives credit to treat form of music. He is always accompanied by more than capable backup. The Driskill Mountain Boys are perennial favorites among Bluegrass lovers in this area.

Long Time Goners
These people are part of the dynamic group of young musicians who have ventured into New Orleans and performed on the streets, but are now securing gigs in places like the clubs on Frenchmen Street. Their contribution is some of that great "Honky-Tonk" country music.

Waylon Thibodeaux
If you are guessing that a guy with a name like that is a Cajun musician, you are correct. He is one of the best known performers of that uniquely Louisiana music form in our state. We are fortunate to have a musician of his caliber perform at our show.