MEDIA - AO2014-11

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
One of our regular house bands. They always start the show and set the bar for the musicians who follow. Steve is a local guy who has a rich voice that is made for traditional Country music. He is a crowd favorite, and one of the most likeable guys you will ever meet.

Big Daddy O
Owen Tufts, better known by his stage name, Big Daddy O is one of the premier Blues performers in this area. He has multiple recording to his credit, and has performed regularly in area venues. He possesses a very smooth style, and is admired by many of the other musicians who perform locally. It has been some time since his last appearance on our stage and we are fortunate to have him back.

Gina Forsyth & Her Cajun Band
Gina is regarded as one of the premier fiddle players in the state. She has appeared on our stage multiple times as the featured fiddle player in different groups. Her playing has a hard-driving raspy quality that makes her a go-to musician. We have a high enough regard for her that we simply asked her to put together a Cajun group to perform at the Opry and trust that whomever she includes will bring it with style.

Bad Pennies Pleasure Makers
Eclectic, talented, and entertaining. This duet was on the Opry stage some time back as featured artists in the Wasted Lives. They break off at times to do something that is a little different. These two are a real treat, and our audience will love them. We heard them at the Covington Farmers Market and decided on the spot that they had to be on our stage.