NATCHEZ — Goers to the Mudbug Music Festival enjoyed a few hours of carnival fun and the music of Red and the Revelers before the lighting put a damper on the festivities.
“It got to the point that every thirty minutes we got a call from the National Weather Service,” said SG Ashcraft, marketing guru for Ardenland. “Every time there is a lightning strike we have to wait 30 minutes before they can play again. Due to noise ordinances we had to cancel if the show was pushed back past 9:30pm so it is canceled for today.
Ardenland has yet to announce if refunds will be issued. They are still “working out the details” and an official announcement will be made soon, she said.
In the meantime, Red and the Revelers continue the party at Smoots.
Saturday’s lineup includes Cody Jinks, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Lucinda Williams, The Wild Feathers and YZ Ealey. Doors open at 1 p.m.
The National Weather Service forecast for Natchez on Saturday calls for mostly sunny skies with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. That drops to a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the evening before 1am.