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 during the Fall semester.
The concert has been branded as “Mississippi’s Largest Free Outdoor Concert Event!” Past performers include T-Pain, 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.
Q: WHERE IS BASH HAPPENING?
A: Bulldog Bash takes place on Main Street in Downtown Starkville, Mississippi.
Q: IS IT FREE? DO I NEED A TICKET?
A: Bulldog Bash is FREE and open to the public- no ticket needed!
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO GO?
A: There will be signs guiding you to our main entrances. Check out our walking map for directions, found either on our website or social media accounts.
Q: WHEN WILL MAROON MARKET BEGIN?
A: Maroon Market takes place from 3-6 p.m.
Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE CONCERT END?
A: The last performer, Hardy, will end at 10:45 p.m.
Q: ARE COOLERS ALLOWED?
A: Carrying/backpack coolers are allowed and will be searched. Rolling coolers are not allowed.
Q: WHERE DO I PARK?
A: Parking is very limited downtown, but you are able to park in any public parking spaces that are not reserved.
Q: WHAT TIME DO THE GATES OPEN?
A: Main Gate opens at 3 p.m. West and North Gates open at 4 p.m.
Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE CONCERT START?
A: Main Stage lineup will start at 6:30 p.m.
Q: CAN WE ONLY WALK TO BB OR IS THERE A BUS THAT WILL TAKE US DOWNTOWN?
A: A shuttle will be running from campus to Downtown from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Check out our shuttle bus map on our website or social media for pickup locations! (Regular shuttle routes will run during the day.)
Q: DO WE NEED OUR STUDENT ID?
A: You do not need your student ID! And you do not have to be a student to attend Bulldog Bash.
Q: HOW LONG IS HARDY GOING TO PERFORM?
A: Hardy's show will last about an hour and 15 minutes.
Q: WILL T-SHIRTS BE AVAILABLE AT THE CONCERT?
A: Yes! Bulldog Bash 2021 T-shirts will be available, as well as artist merchandise.
Q: CAN WE BRING IN BAGS?
A: Yes, but only clear bags are allowed.
Q: CAN I GET VIP TICKETS?
A: VIP tickets are no longer being sold.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE EVENT?
A: Yes, food trucks will be present from the beginning of Maroon Market until the end of the concert.
Q: WHEN WILL ROADS BE CLOSED?
A: Check out our road closures map for times and locations of road closures, located under the "Location" tab on our website or our social media accounts.
Q: WHERE ARE THE GATES LOCATED?
A: Check out our main map for gate locations, also available on our website or social media accounts.
Q: WHERE ARE THE RESTROOMS LOCATED?
A: Restrooms will be located behind the Local Stage, near Restaurant Tyler on Main Street.
Q: CAN I MEET HARDY?
A: Unfortunately, Hardy is not allowing for a meet and greet.
Q: WILL THERE BE WATER?
A: You can purchase drinks from the food vendors. You are also able to bring in a a sealed water bottle.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SCHEDULES?
A: Schedules can be found on our website or on our social media accounts.
Q: IF I AM HURT/HAVE AN EMERGENCY, WHERE DO I GO?
A: First Aid is located near the North Gate, behind Main Street and between Lafayette Street and Jackson Street.
Q: WILL THERE BE METAL DETECTORS?
A: Yes, at all gates.
Q: ARE CLEAR BACKPACKS ACCEPTABLE?
A: Yes, all clear bags are allowed. Bags that aren't clear are not allowed.
Q: DO YOU RECOMMEND CASH OR CARD FOR BB MERCH + MAROON MARKET VENDORS?
A: You can use cash or card!
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