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38th annual Natchez Balloon Festival to kick off in October

Photo courtesy of Natchez Balloon Festival/website

The 38th annual Natchez Balloon Festival is set to kick off in the coming months, with the two-day event scheduled to take place on October 20-21 in downtown Natchez.

Starting on Friday, October 20, festivalgoers will be invited to watch a live performance by Bag of Donuts, a New Orleans-based pop band that is widely known for wearing kabuki make-up and costumes.

Lead vocalist, percussionist, and cowbell musician Bobby Hoerner will be in attendance, as well as Jonathan Hoerner, Jerry Christopher, Jr., Kevin George, Ian Smith, and Phil Morin.

The Natchez-originated band Elanore Swede is scheduled to open for the festival on Saturday, October 21, with Kevin & The Blues Groovers set to follow.

Saturday’s lineup is also set to feature musical performances by Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours, as well as The Suffers from Houston, Texas.

Headlining the final day of the festival is Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band from Florida that is best known for its 1997 hit “All for You.”

Tickets for the event are available for purchase on the Natchez Balloon Festival’s website.

Weekend passes are currently priced at $35, while tickets for Friday are sitting at $15 per person. Those wishing to attend the festival on Saturday only can purchase tickets for $30 per person.

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