Bishop Gunn gives acoustic concert in hot-air balloon as it soars high above festival

Published 8:24 pm Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hometown band Bishop Gunn started their Saturday afternoon with an impromptu acoustic concert from a hot-air balloon. Missouri pilot Kurt Vitense took lead singer Travis McCready and guitarist Drew Smithers for their first ride in a hot-air balloon. To celebrate the duo brought a guitar and harmonica to play a few tunes as the balloon soared over the balloon festival site.

After a beautiful flight and clean landing, McCready and Smithers joined band members Burne Sharpe and Ben Lewis to play to a packed crowd on the festival site Saturday night.

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Above are some pictures from the band’s afternoon flight and evening convert in Natchez Saturday.