Mississippi’s largest free outdoor concert has changed dates.
Bulldog Bash, an event sponsored by the Mississippi State University Student Association, will now be held Nov. 5 instead of its original date of Sept. 17.
The event will be the night before an away football game in which the MSU Bulldogs will face the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The location for the concert remains in downtown Starkville at the intersection of Jackson and Main streets.
Bulldog Bash Director Liv Hunter said Bulldog Bash changed due to a combination of factors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This decision was made largely due to the fact that the live entertainment industry is still recovering from the past year,” Hunter said in a press release. “We believe this date change will lead to happier attendees and a more quality event.”
The event typically draws around 35,000 spectators while showcasing several bands and artists each year. Past performers include T-Pain, Jason Mraz and Eli Young Band, but no artists have been selected to perform yet for this year.