Abita Opry, Inc. presents the first of its Fall 2018 concert series on September 15 with acts performing Bluegrass, Country, Blues, and Traditional Jazz music. Fall 2018 shows are September 15, October 20 and November 17.
The show is 7:00-9:00pm and doors open at 5:45pm. In addition to the main stage lineup, a free, live performance will also be held outside by the "Porch Players" one hour before the show.
Town Hall provides a concession counter offering gumbo, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water. After the concert, join the evening's performers, along with local musicians, for an Open Jam at the Abita Brew Pub just up the street, around 9:30pm. Enjoy an Abita Beer or coffee and dessert!
Tickets are $18 for all seats, all ages, and season tickets (three concerts) are $54. Purchase tickets at Abita Springs Town Hall, (985) 892-0711.
Some General Admission tickets will be available at the door but advance purchase is highly recommended, as the Opry has many season ticket holders and seating is limited to 400 for each performance. In case of sell-out, the concert can also be seen on closed circuit TV on the front porch, and some outside seating will be available.
September 15 Lineup:
with descriptions by Abita Opry's Bryan Gowland
The Steve Anderson Group
Steve Anderson is a local self-taught musician who has a natural ability to deliver old time classic Country music as well as or better than most. Steve is a humble and likeable guy but transforms to someone who can really belt out those old songs as he strums on the guitar. Steve is often joined in harmony with the other vocalist in the group, Jan Biggs.
Big Daddy O
His real name is Owen Tufts. He is a well-known and long-standing Blues musician in the area, highly respected among fellow regional Blues artists. Tufts has a deep, rich voice and delivers standards as well as great original compositions. He has been an audience pleaser in previous appearances at the Opry.
The Rayo Brothers
This group has gained a great reputation performing in region of Lafayette. After hearing them perform at a gig in Abita Springs, the Opry booked them on the spot. Their music ranges across the “Americana” spectrum, delivering Country, Bluegrass, “Newgrass” and traditional songs, very skillfully. The audience that day loved them, and the Opry audience will love them, too.
Albanie Faletta and Her New Orleans Jazz Band
Albanie Faletta is no stranger to the Opry stage. She is an accomplished instrumentalist who has performed as parts of other groups at previous opries. When she informed Opry coordinators that she has her own group, the decision to book them was a no-brainer. Opry audience love Traditional New Orleans Jazz and Albanie’s group will not let them down.
ABOUT THE OPRY
The Abita Springs Opry is produced by the nonprofit organization, Abita Opry Inc. whose mission is to preserve and present Louisiana "Roots" music, with music being played primarily acoustically, in its original form. Concerts are held six times a year with performances on third Saturdays in March, April, May, September, October and November.
To purchase individual or season tickets, call Kathy Armand at Abita Springs Town Hall, (985) 892-0711 or visit the Hall's Utilities Office, 22161 Level Street, open 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available by mail; send payment to Abita Opry Inc., P.O. Box 461, Abita Springs LA 70420.
Learn more about the Abita Opry and current performing artists, and watch past performances online, at www.abitaopry.org.