MEDIA - AO2017-03

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
Traditional classic Country music. We all know Steve. He has been the leader of his house band for several seasons and has a lot of fans. Steve sings and plays in the style of some of Country music’s greats including Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and others who are all noted for that classic “honky tonk” style.

The Driskill Mountain Boys
Bluegrass music has always been a part of the opry all the way back to our predecessor show, the piney Woods Opry. This group has been here from the early days, and is some of the most well-known bluegrass musicians around. They are very entertaining. They play with ease, style and know how to please the audience.

The Old Scratch Sallies
They are newcomers to our stage, and they are members of the New Orleans Busking community. Every single performance by the buskers has been more than well-received by the opry audience. This group performs that hard-driving energetic form of string music and vocals often referred to as “jug band” music. We are looking forward to these newcomers to our stage.

The Melitauns
This is another group of newcomers to out stage. Actually, members of this band have appeared here as members of jazz groups. They will bring that great uniquely New Orleans area rhythm and blues and “swamp pop” music. They are examples of the great versatility of area musicians. Many local musicians have been exposed to and perform a variety of our great music styles including Jazz Country, rhythm and blues and others.