Bishop Gunn crawfish boil coming to Natchez bluff Saturday

Published 12:01 am Friday, May 11, 2018

By Sabrina Simms

NATCHEZ — Bishop Gunn, a band with local roots that has risen to fame, is coming home to perform Saturday in the city that inspired its recently released debut album titled “Natchez.”

And, the band plans to do it up big with the Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the Natchez Bluff at Broadway Street.

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Visit Natchez Executive Director Jennifer Ogden Combs said visitors are expected to come from throughout the nation to see the band that has shared the stage with such performers as Kid Rock.

Bishop Gunn, formed in Natchez in 2014 and now based in Nashville, plays what the band calls a “rock and soul” style of music. The band is expected to perform songs from the “Natchez” album, including “Shine” and “Makin’ it.”

Advance tickets are $10 each at and are $20 at the gate. C&M Crawfish stands will be selling flats for $15 each that consist of approximately 3 pounds of crawfish or 1 pound of shrimp, one ear of corn and two potatoes, among other menu items.

Combs said the band hopes the crawfish boil and concert will become an annual event in Natchez.

“I’m super excited,” Combs said. “From what I’m hearing, there are people coming from all over the United States to see this concert, and they’ve sold a lot of tickets. I love seeing Natchez so full of people from so many walks of life.”