MEDIA - AO2017-05

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.

Kass and Friends
Cassie Krebs is one of the strongest musicians and vocalists in this area. She is highly accomplished and possesses a very strong and unique vocal style. She performs regularly on the North Shore, and has been on our stage previously. She is very versatile and performs a variety of styles of music. Her familiarity with our show will be the catalyst for her bringing a great fit for the show.

Necessary Gentlemen
Is it Bluegrass? Is it Country, or is it something else? This is another very talented group of young musicians who can’t be put into a box and perform in a particular formula or style other that their interpretation of what they are playing. We heard them at the Covington Farmer’s Market and we booked them on the spot. Strong vocals and great arrangements highlight this group and we welcome them to the Opry stage.

The Magnolia Sisters
Ann Savoy is a member of one of the leading Cajun musical groups in Louisiana, the Savoy Family Band. She and her husband, Mark Savoy are highly accomplished musicians, but Ann has earned her own fame recording with musicians including Linda Ronstadt. She has also organized an all-female group of Cajun Musicians. It has been a long time since her last appearance, and we are happy The Magnolia Sisters can provide some of that good ‘ol uniquely Louisiana Cajun music.

The Zion Harmonizers
These guys are always a favorite of the Opry stage. They are one of the most noteworthy Gospel music groups in existence. They have performed extensively, and under the leadership of the late Sherman Washington initiated the Gospel Music Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. They have been in existence for over seventy five years, and continue to delight audiences with their harmonious, spirit-filled, and high energy gospel music that makes it hard for the audience to stay in their seats. They are always a great group to close out the season.