Bulldog Bash™ is a free event held each fall that features various activities throughout the day including the Maroon Market and our big concert. 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, The Black Crowes, Third Eye Blind, Jake Owen, Gavin Degraw, Matt Wertz, X Ambassadors, Justin Moore, Eric Church, Local Natives, and many more.
The concert aspect of Bulldog Bash™ is not just made up of one single concert, but showcases several different bands each year. The festival also features our Maroon Market, comprised of various companies, organizations, and restaurants who fill the area with local artisans, boutiques, and good eats. In the past, Bulldog Bash has also hosted cooking competitions, cornhole tournaments, pep rallies, and many other activities that bring together the community of Starkville as well as the student body of Mississippi State.