Abita Opry, Inc. presents the last of its spring 2020 concerts on Saturday, May 16.
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.
Last Chance Bluegrass Band
Traditional straight out Bluegrass performed by guys who have been pickin’ and grinnin’ for a very long time. They bring a lot of personality to the stage, playing many familiar songs.
Pat Reedy and the Long Time Goners
Pat is a long-time member of the country music community in New Orleans. There is a lot of great Country music being played in the home of Jazz. He now headquarters in Nashville and tours annually. While he is in this area, the Opry is happy to oblige and give the audience some great traditional Country sounds.
The Sam Doores Band
Sam is no stranger to the Abita Opry stage. He has appeared in other groups including Hurray for the Riffraff, Jackson and the Janks and the Deslondes. His style is Americana. It is a style that can’t be put into a box that identifies a particular genre. It is traditional in nature with a country twist but includes elements of other genres including Blues and Rhythm and Blues.
Those who grew up listening to and thoroughly enjoying the songs performed by the greats of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues like Fats Domino, Ernie K. Doe, Smiley Lewis and all those other pioneers of Rock ‘N Roll and R&B we will love this group. The Catahoulas are rapidly rising in stature in the New Orleans musical community.
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!
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. - 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.