The Abita Springs Busker Festival ft. Tuba Skinny, Jackson & The Janks, Nola Rhythm Method + More!

Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 11:30am

Abita Springs Trailhead

22049 Main St.
(Main & Holly St)
Abita Springs, LA 70420

Hikers and bikers come to Abita to explore the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile-long paved path that runs from Covington to Slidell. Built on a former railroad track, it's the only rails-to-trails project in Louisiana.

The Trace runs past the new Abita Tourism Plaza, completed this spring at the trailhead. The new Abita Springs Trailhead Museum opened there in April.

The Opry, which has been performing Louisiana roots music for years, does six concerts a year in the Abita Town Hall -- three times in spring, three in the fall. Get to the Town Hall early on concert nights and you can listen to old-time musicians jamming on the porch. Louisiana roots music is played with guitars, mandolins, fiddles, dobros and other instruments, and none use electric amplifiers.

Also part of the Tourism Plaza is the original pavilion that once stood over the springs of Abita. In the 1880s, the heyday of Abita, thousands came to ''take the waters'' and stay in the town's hotels. The springs long since have been capped and none of the hotels has survived. The imposing two-story pavilion, however, remained and was moved to the new plaza earlier this year.


Upcoming Shows

The Abita Springs Busker Festival is April 7 at the Abita Trail Had stage. The music goes on from 11:30 AM until 7:00 PM. 

Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, get something good to eat and drink, and spend a spring day in the beautiful surroundings of the Abita Springs Trail Head. Plenty of great food, crafts, and beverages. Admission is free. 

Featuring Performances By:
Loyola University Jazz Student Jazz Band
Nola Rhythm Method
Bad Pennies Pleasure Makers
Zach Bryson and the Meat Rack
Jackson and the Janks
Tuba Skinny

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