Bulldog Bash™ is a free event held each fall in the Historic Cotton District that features an MSU Football Dawg Rally, FanFare and live music on several stages. The festival draws around 35,000 visitors and is held on a Friday night before one of the SEC MSU home football games.


The concert has been branded as “Mississippi’s Largest Free Outdoor Concert Event!” Past performers include Jason Mraz, The Avett Brothers, Eli Young Band, Gloriana, Third Eye Blind, Jake Owen, Gavin Degraw, Matt Wertz, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Eric Church, Bobby Valentino, and many more.


Bulldog Bash™ is not only made up of one single concert, it has at least several different bands each year. The festival also features our Vendor Area, comprised of various companies, organizations, and restaurants who fill the Cotton District with shoppers and great smells of fresh cooked food. The DawgRally moves down from the Junction to the Cotton District for fans to support their Dawgs before one of this year’s SEC games. Following the DawgRally, our annual FanFare takes place, which is made up of multiple inflatables and family fun activities. We are also adding our first annual Grill Your Bash Off which will include great food prepared in both the amateur and professional divisions. Bulldog Bash™ is truly a night for family and friends.