MEDIA - AO2016-03

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
If you like traditional “Honky Tonk” country that was performed by greats like Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams, you will love Steve. He is a self-taught local guy. Steve is a very quiet and humble person, but, when he starts to sing, his personality transforms. He can belt out those great cou8ntry tunes with the best of them. He is complimented by another strong vocalist, Jan Biggs. The group is rounded out by Bobby Belloni on Bass and Anne Hibbs on fiddle.

The Hill Country Hounds
You may have already guessed that this is a country group. Country music takes many forms, and this group promises to perform the very popular and captivating Honky Tonk style. They are also newcomers to our stage.

Pig Pen
These are newcomers to the Opry. They promise to bring a folksy country/blues styling. The musicians in this group will include guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and steel guitar.

The Bad Pennies Pleasuremakers
Matt Bell and Joy Patterson head up this group. Matt is one of those go-to musicians around New Orleans who performs in many different groups. He and Joy also collaborate in several configurations. The Bad Pennies offer a very unique jazzy sound that is a real audience pleaser.