The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race was held at the beautiful Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens in downtown Natchez October 15-17, 1993. This event was the 8th annual balloon race festival. A record attendance was expected of over 15,000 visitors, with some visitors coming from Louisiana.
Randy’s band (under the name Randy Meisner Band for this event) performed on stage Oct. 16, 1993. Other entertainment musical groups for the festival included:
- Sha Na Na
- Eric Burdon
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Photos below are from Stephen Duncan’s collection.
Great Mississippi River Balloon Race Entertainment Stage
Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, MS) – Sept. 15, 1993
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS) – Oct. 1, 1993
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) – Oct. 10, 1993
“A downtown balloon glow will take place at dusk on Saturday followed by a fireworks display on the bluff.”
Town Talk (Alexandria, LA) – Oct. 10, 1993
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS) – Oct. 14, 1993
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