Abita Opry, Inc. presents its fall concert series for 2017 with acts performing New Orleans R&B, Bluegrass, Country, Honky Tonk, Traditional Jazz and more.
Fall shows are September 16, October 21 and November 18. Shows are 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In addition to the main stage lineup, a live performance will also be held on the front porch for an hour before each show.
Some General Admission tickets will be available at the door but advance purchase is highly recommended, as the Opry has many season ticket holders. Purchase tickets at Abita Springs Town Hall, 985-892-0711. 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.
November 18 Concert
Last Chance Bluegrass Band: One of the Opry's regular house bands, Last Chance performs pure traditional Bluegrass. Eddie Arnold is a fine banjo picker, and has surrounded himself with other fine bluegrass musicians. They have proven to be a mainstay at the Opry, and provide the energy necessary to start the show and set the bar for the other acts.
Pat and Benita Murphy: It has been a long time since these talented people have been on the Opry stage. They were principal members of the former Delta Reign. After having taken a musical sabbatical, they are back performing as a duet. As Delta Reign took Bluegrass to another level, and drifted beyond the traditional style, these two remarkable musicians are sure to provide the audience with a real musical treat.
Choupique Cajun Band: For those who don’t know proper Louisiana pronunciation, it’s pronounced shoo pick. Jesse Brown and his family have appeared on the Opry stage previously, but recently at the Abita Cajun Dance, they included their teenage son Beau on fiddle. He did a remarkable job, and the Opry decided to have them back so he could perform with them. When a young boy plays the Cajun fiddle and is learning to sing in French, he needs encouragement. His sister is also scheduled to play fiddle.
The Tradstars: This is yet another group of young New Orleans musicians who are performing and keeping alive one of the greatest musical forms in existence, New Orleans Jazz. Jazz was born in New Orleans, and never gets too old to enjoy. That’s what makes music classic-- the test of time. This is the first appearance for them on the Opry stage, joining the very rich pool of musicians that Southeast Louisiana is blessed to enjoy.
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. Learn more about the Abita Opry and current performing artists, and watch past performances online, at www.abitaopry.org.