Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.â€”California-based indie rock band Local Natives will headline the Mississippi State University Student Associationâ€™s 16th annual Bulldog Bash.
Taking place Sept. 11 in the heart of Starkvilleâ€™s Cotton Districtâ€”the day prior to MSUâ€™s Southeastern Conference home football game with Louisiana State Universityâ€”the stateâ€™s largest, free outdoor concert also features:
â€”Ithaca, New York-based alternative rock band X Ambassadors; and
â€”New York City indie pop band MisterWives.
A fourth group will be determined with the selection of a winner in the SA-sponsored Battle of the Bands concert competition.
Prior to the Sept. 11 musical performances, the annual Dawg Rally will feature a pep rally at the concert site.
Also that day at the Cotton District location will be an afternoon Maroon Market. Interested local artists and food vendors may email email@example.com for more information and to reserve a booth.
Local Nativesâ€™ debut album, â€śGorilla Manor,â€ť was released in 2009 in the United Kingdom and in 2010 in the United States. The album debuted in the Billboard Top 200 and at No. 3 in the New Artist Chart. Released in 2013, the Los Angeles groupâ€™s second studio album, â€śHummingbird,â€ť reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 and was preceded by the single, â€śBreakers.â€ť For more, see thelocalnatives.com.
Proceeds derived from Bulldog Bash 2015 will benefit the Oktibbeha County Humane Society.
Sponsors for this yearâ€™s event include Aramark Corp., Aspen Heights, Busylad Rent-All, City of Starkville, Clark Beverage Group Inc., Coca-Cola, Copy Cow, CSpire, Hail State Rewards, HELiX Starkville, Monster Energy, MSUâ€™s Alumni Association and Office of the President, and Sweet Peppers Deli.
The MSU Student Association is online at www.thestudentassociation.com, facebook.com/ MSUStudentAssociation, twitter.com/msu_sa and instagram.com/msu_sa.
MSU is Mississippiâ€™s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.