Abita Opry, Inc. presents its last concert of 2021 on Saturday, November 20, 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
Last Chance Bluegrass Band
They have been helping close out each season with pure traditional bluegrass music. Like most bands, different musicians have drifted in and out of the group. The one constant is the leader Eddy Arnold. Eddy has performed several bluegrass songs in his sets, but his best offerings have been his delivery of Gospel music. We cannot fail to mention that The Last Chance Band will be featuring a new banjo player, our own production manager, Kent Birkle. Most sound guys are also musicians, and Kent is a fine banjo player.
Miss Martha and her Goodtime Gang
Pure old-time country with that all-important twang. I hate to sound like a musical snob, but a lot of what they call country music currently just does not have that same feel to it. This is one of those groups in New Orleans that have made it their business to keep it alive. We associate New Orleans with musical forms like Jazz and R&B, but Country music has always been a big part of the Big Easy music. It goes all the way back to the 1930’s when the “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, recorded with Louis Armstrong. We welcome this new group to the opry stage.
Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunshine Band
Jayna Morgan is no stranger to folks who listen to music in this area. This is one of the groups we had scheduled for the cancelled season. We are glad to be able to have rebooked this group, and we are looking forward to hearing some great traditional New Orleans Jazz.
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 cannot be put into a box that identifies a particular genre. It is traditional in nature with a country twist but incorporates elements of other forms like Blues and Rhythm and Blues. His music is always very well-done and truly entertaining.
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.