Abita Opry, Inc. presents the second of its three-concert spring series on Saturday, April 18.
The evening begins with a performance by the 'Porch Players' at 5pm on the front porch (free). Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for the featured performing artists, with performance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MUSIC LINEUP
Three Rivers Cooperative
Christopher Talley leads this perennial favorite at the Opry. A gifted and highly respected musician who knows how to surround himself with other talented musicians, the resulting sound is a bluegrass band as good as it gets.
Jake and the Oldies
This group caught the attention of Opry coordinators saw them perform at the Covington Farmers Market who knew they would be a great act for the Opry. Jake Drude and Al Dranguet team up to present a great variety of traditional music the audience will know and want to sing along with.
Zack Bryson and the Meat Rack
If you like the sound of good ‘ol Honky Tonk Country music, you will love this band. Zack performed at last year’s Busker Festival and proved to be a band that is a must for the Abita Springs Opry.
The Sazerac Swing Setters
Comprised of members of other bands--the story of all good New Orleans Jazz musicians--they are true professionals and are so well versed in the songs and how to construct a group dynamic that it always comes out great.
Abita Springs 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! The jam starts at around 9:30pm. Enjoy an Abita Beer or coffee and dessert!
Tickets are $20 for all seats, all ages. Season tickets (three concerts) are $60, available for a limited time in January for the spring season and July for the fall season. For advance purchase individual or season tickets, call Kathy Armand at Abita Springs Town Hall, (504) 214-7777, or visit Abita Town Hall, 22161 Level Street, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 375 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.
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. Donations are always welcome. Mail donations 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.