Abita Opry, Inc. presents the second of its 3-concert fall 2021 series on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Abita Opry performances are held 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.
Admission is $20 per seat, all seats. To purchase, call Kathy Armand at (504) 214-7777. All season tickets purchased in anticipation of the Spring 2020 season that did not materialize will be honored. Some General Admission tickets will be available at the door but advance purchase is highly recommended, as the Opry has many season ticket holders. 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.
MUSIC LINEUP - Descriptions provided by Abita Opry coordinator Brian Gowland
Three Rivers Cooperative
The leader of this group, Christopher Talley is also a performer with another house band, the Steve Anderson Group. Chris is a truly gifted musicians who has a knack of surrounding himself with other fine musicians. He is also the driving force behind the Northshore Traditional Music Society, a group devoted to preserving our traditional music. This is another group that sets a high bar for other groups on the same show.
The Charles Richards Movement
Do not ask them who Charles Richards is. That is just a name they grabbed for their band. All joking aside, this group has been around for a couple of years, and they get better with each performance. Recently, when I heard them perform at the Abita Springs Sunday Market, booking them for the opry was a no-brainer. They are an eclectic group of musicians who have fun playing together, and they are fun to hear.
The Steel City Jug Slammers
We are very flattered that this group is coming all the way from Birmingham Alabama specifically to perform at the Abita Opry. Jug band music is a very interesting, catchy, and entertaining style of music. It is a style of old-style blues with a “bouncy” rhythm. It is toe-tapping music. It is called jug band music because initially, the groups had someone blowing into a big jug to provide the bass. Many of them have given up the jug, but the style remains the same. We are looking forward to hearing this group.
Chris Akers and the Growing Boys
If you love pure “Honky Tonk Country music, you will enjoy hearing this group. They are returning to the opry Stage and have performed at a past Busker Festival. Current Country music is not what it was, but we do not want to forget that great sound of old-style Country, and that is what we do at the Abita Opry.
ABOUT ABITA SPRINGS 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.