The Abita Springs Busker Festival returns to the Abita Springs Trailhead Park and Museum stage on Sunday, April 22, 2018 for a full day of music, the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market, and lots of food and drinks available for purchase (and restaurants and other food options, just a short walk away).
The free festival spotlights local and touring acts performing Louisiana Roots music, Blues, Traditional Jazz, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Spirituals and more. Parking is free but limited; park outside town and bike the Tammany Trace to the park!
Now in its eighth year, the Busker Festival was established to preserve and present Louisiana Roots music and has grown in popularity with each passing year. With support from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation, the festival will again be streamed live by New Orleans' listener-supported, commercial-free radio station, WWOZ - 90.7FM, a central promoter of Louisiana music around the world at www.wwoz.org.
Music is presented by the Abita Opry and Abita Springs Trailhead Museum coordinates food, crafts booths, and festival fun. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and don’t forget your dancing shoes.
The artist lineup will be announced as the event nears. Acts performing at the 2016 festival included Jackson and the Janks, The Gentilly Stompers, The Wasted Lives, Shake em Up Jazz Band, The Hokum High Rollers, and the Busker Festival's perennial closing act, Tuba Skinny.
All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free. Proceeds and donations go to support the Abita Springs Museum.