Abita Opry, Inc. presents the last of its fall 2018 concerts on Saturday, November 17 with acts performing Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Jug Band music.
The show is 7:00-9:00pm and doors open at 5:45pm. In addition to the main stage lineup, a live performance will also be held outside by the "Porch Players" one hour before each 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.
November 17 Lineup:
with descriptions by the Abita Opry's Bryan Gowland
Last Chance Bluegrass Band
If you like very traditional, well-presented Bluegrass performed by a bunch of guys having fun, the Last Chance Bluegrass Band is the group for you. Their fun personalities are infectious and they have been pleasing audiences at the Opry for several years. Their energy warms the Opry audience and sets the stage for acts that follow.
This group’s leader, Ali Kafka has appeared on the Opry stage previously with the Schmoozers, a group that specialized in Appalachian string music. She has added versatility to her repertoire by getting together with others in the busking community of musicians in New Orleans to form The Raisins, a Jug Band. Jug band music is a style of choice among the buskers (street musicians) because of its energetic and catchy styling. They perform locally and will be a great act for the Opry stage.
Kim is a highly regarded, well-traveled Country music artist who has appeared previously at the Abita Springs Opry and its predecessor, the Piney Woods Opry. She puts out some great Country sounds including her originals in the traditional country mode. A real audience pleaser, the Opry is always flattered that Kim loves to come and perform at Abita Springs Town Hall.
The Electrifying Crown Seekers
This is a very well-known, traditional Gospel group from New Orleans. Also well-known in Abita, the Opry's production manager became acquainted with them when they appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Fest Gospel Tent last spring. They agreed to perform at the Opry's November show, and volunteers are flattered that a group with their prestige agreed to appear in Abita. The Electrifying Crown Seekers will close the fall series for the Opry and will help celebrate completion of sixteen years of bringing great music to great audiences.
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.