MEDIA - AO2016-05

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 Last Chance Bluegrass Band
This has been a house band for several years. They perform straight forward traditional Bluegrass music. They also perform with a load of personality and humor. This is a fun group to see and listen to. They are also a great group to set the bar for our other acts.

Big Daddy O
Anyone who is familiar with the Blues music scene in this entire region knows Big Daddy O. He has several recordings and literally hundreds of performances to his credit. He is a very versatile performer and a really nice guy. He has been here before and is a real audience pleaser. Big Daddy O is one of those performers who really loves to play before an audience and that comes through in what you will hear.

Zac Maras
He is another newcomer to the Opry. We are always happy to uncover new talent that can perform here and become part of our opry family of musicians. Zac writes original songs and also performs songs that we are familiar with. We are looking forward to this performance.

Bruce Daigrepont
It is not an exaggeration to say that Bruce is one of the Premier Cajun musicians in Louisiana. That style is unique to our state, and needs to be presented and preserved. Bruce is a perennial Jazz Fest performer, and has brought Cajun music to other parts of the globe. Bruce is a great ambassador for this important part of our musical heritage, and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. If you come to the Opry, you will have that chance.