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On The Road Next Stop | 2nd Annual RISE 2023 Hot Air Balloon Festival

Get ready to go up, up, up and away! MPB Think Radio's "Next Stop, Mississippi" is hitting the road for a live broadcast at the 2nd Annual RISE Hot Air Balloon Festival in Hattiesburg, Mississippi! Join us as we take you to new heights, literally! We’ll soaring above the breathtaking landscapes of Hattiesburg and bring you all the behind-the-scenes action including interviews with festival organizers, and your exclusive basket seat to this event! Let's rise together! For more information, visit mpbonline.org. See you in the skies! Only on MPB Think Radio!


To submit an event, email: events@mpbonline.org.


Next Stop, Mississippi is your on-air source for information about upcoming events and attractions across the state. Get to know the real Mississippi! Each week the show's hosts, Germaine Flood and Kamel King, Tourism Development Bureau Manger with Visit Mississippi, highlight well-known and unknown places in Mississippi with the best food, parks, music and arts. They'll not only tell you what's going on in your neck of the woods, but also share the history and people behind the markets, sporting events, concerts, fairs and festivals all over Mississippi. Hear the personal stories and traditions behind that favorite event you attend each year on Next Stop, Mississippi.


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