Abita Opry, Inc. presents its last concert of 2016 on November 19.
Abita Opry performances are always on third Saturdays in the Fall and Spring in the months of September, October, November, March, April and May. The shows are from 7:00 PM until 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.
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. Learn more about the Abita Opry and current performing artists, and watch past performances online, at www.abitaopry.org.
Producer Bryan Gowland shares the concert lineup...
Last Chance Bluegrass Band:
These guys perform that good ‘ol hand clapping and foot stomping bluegrass music as well as anyone around. As one of our three house bands, they have become an important part of our Opry family and are helping us keep that part of our musical heritage alive.
Accomplished musicians can perform a variety of music styles, and this group is no exception. The band leader Matt Bell and his wife, Joy Patterson team up with other musicians to perform Jazz as the Bad Pennies Pleasure Makers, Country music as the Wasted lives, and now they will bring another style, Western Swing, to the Opry. This style is an interesting blend of country and older styles of popular music. It was made popular by people like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Matt and joy always bring something strong to the stage and they will do the same in this configuration.
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 All-Female Jazz Band:
They don’t actually have a name yet. When we heard of this group, it became a must for our stage. The group was organized by Shaye Cohn. Shaye is one of the most versatile and talented musicians in New Orleans. She has performed with several groups and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. She provides strong background leadership in the groups in which she performs. You might be familiar with her name, but musicians and people who follow New Orleans music closely are fully aware of her talents and contributions. Shaye organized this group for a specific function and is a conglomerate of members of several different groups who are all strong musicians. This will prove to be a great cap on a great season.
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