MEDIA - AO2017-04

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.

Three Rivers Cooperative
There is no telling what the band leader, Chris Talley, will bring to the Opry stage. Chris is a very talented musician, and he knows and performs with a number of other talented musicians. His offerings have included country, bluegrass, western swing and a few other genres thrown in. What we know for sure is that it will be very well presented and an example of great musicianship.

Crossing Canal
This duo has performed twice on our front porch before the show. They deliver a very smooth and enjoyable folk style. They are both very talented and are popular in the New Orleans club scene and among the family of musicians in the city.

Crazy Whiskey
Another group of newcomers to the Abita Opry. They have been playing around New Orleans, and produce a very unique Country sound. Not many people think of New Orleans as being a Country music haven, but it has a long list of performers who bring the country twang to the Big Easy. This group will be a treat for our audience.

The Loose Marbles
New Orleans is where Jazz took root, and this group like many others continues the tradition of that great sound. The Loose Marbles is a very accomplished group of musicians, and they were one of the initial groups who began “busking’ on the streets of the French Quarter. They have appeared at the Opry previously and well received by our audience, and will provide a strong close out for this show.