Mississippi band Bishop Gunn makes impromptu, acoustic concert floating in hot-air balloon

Published 2:42 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

A Mississippi band playing at Natchez’s annual hot air balloon festival played an impromptu concert from a balloon soaring above the festival site.

Two members of hometown band Bishop Gunn went for their first ride in a hot air balloon Saturday.

To celebrate the occasion, the Natchez Democrat reports that lead singer Travis McCready and guitarist Drew Smithers played a guitar and harmonica from the air. Then, they joined band members Burne Sharpe and Ben Lewis to play a full concert to a packed crowd on the festival site Saturday night.

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From the hot air balloons, passengers can see all of Natchez, Vidalia and Ferriday.