Abita Springs Busker Festival 2021

Abita Springs invites you to the 10th Abita Springs Busker Festival, postponed from spring 2021 to fall, now set for Sunday, October 17, 2021. The festival is a full day of free music from 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. in beautiful Abita Springs Trailhead & Park, 22044 Level St, Abita Springs, LA.

Bring the whole crew, your lawn chair, dancing shoes and sunscreen, as well as your appetite: the festival includes the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market with its food and drink vendors as well as restaurants and a grocery just a short walk away.

This event is hosted by the Town of Abita Springs and the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum.

THE LINEUP

Noon-1:00 p.m. Washboard Chaz & The Tin Men

1:15-2:15 p.m.  Bad Penny Pleasuremakers

2:30-3:30 p.m.  Catie Rodgers & The Gentilly Stompers

3:45-4:45 p.m.  The Sam Doores Band

5:00-6:00 p.m.  The Smoking Time Jazz Club

6:15-7:15 p.m.  Tuba Skinny

All times are tentative.

Parking in Abita is free but limited; parking is permitted at Abita Middle School and throughout neighborhoods. Or, park outside town and bike to the festival on the Tammany Trace!

For more information, contact Bryan Gowland at (985) 502-7728 or bmgowland@aol.com.

ABOUT
This free festival was established to preserve and present Louisiana roots music and has grown in popularity with each passing year. Proceeds and donations from the Abita Springs Busker Festival go to support the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, which works in concert with the Town of Abita Springs to produce numerous free events for the community and visitors. For more information and to view photos from previous years, visit http://www.trailheadmuseum.org/busker-festival/.

For those who may not be familiar with the term, a "busker” is a street performer who performs for tips. A community of these musicians flourished in New Orleans following Katrina, and began performing at the Abita Opry (held six times per year at Abita Springs Town Hall). A big hit with audiences, producers decided to devote an entire day-long festival to this unique style of musical performance.

For more information about the Town of Abita Springs, contact kweaver@abitaspringsla.gov.

PHOTOS:
Crowds and pavilion by George Long and LouisianaNorthshore.com
Tuba Skinny by Sarrah Danziger
Sam Doores, Nick Shoulders, Bad Penny Pleasuremakers from bands' Facebook pages

22044 Main St.
Tel: (985) 817-5327
The center of Abita Springs is its trailhead at Abita Springs Park, a stop on the Tammany Trace hiking/biking/riding trail.… Read More
Abita Springs Busker Festival 2021