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Musical lineup
The headliner for this year ’ s musical lineup will be Grammy Award-nominated blues musician Cristone “ Kingfish ” Ingram .
A native of Clarksdale , Ingram ’ s first album “ Kingfish ” debuted at No . 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart in 2019 . In 2020 , Ingram won five Blues Music Awards , including Album of The Year , Contemporary Blues Album of The Year , Best Emerging Artist Album , Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Best Guitarist award . He also won four Living Blues Awards , including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year .
Up next , The Fabulous Thunderbirds . For more than 30 years , they have been the classic American blues band . Their top hits include “ Tuff Enuff ” and “ Wrap It Up ”. Coming from New Orleans , the fiery soul , deft hip-hop , deep-groove R & B , and subtle jazz five-piece group Tank and the Bangas , new aged original soul band J & the Causeways , Natchez blues legend Y . Z Ealey , the unforgettable diverse style of Jamell Richardson , and the country blues sounds of Matt Willis .
Adams said the NBF Committee will continue to monitor the increased COVID- 19 cases . All updates will be posted on the festival website at www . nathchezballoonfestival . com , Facebook , and Instagram .
For more information on the Natchez Balloon Festival , and to purchase tickets , please visit www . natchezballoonfestival . com . Tickets are on sale now .
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