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STARKVILLE, Miss.âCalifornia-based indie rock band Local Natives will headline the Mississippi State University Student Associationâs 16th annual Bulldog Bash.
Taking place Sept. 11 in the heart of Starkvilleâs Cotton Districtâthe day prior to MSUâs Southeastern Conference home football game with Louisiana State Universityâthe stateâs largest, free outdoor concert also features:
âIthaca, New York-based alternative rock band X Ambassadors; and
âNew 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, âGorilla Manor,â 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 groupâs second studio album, âHummingbird,â reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 and was preceded by the single, âBreakers.â For more, see thelocalnatives.com.
Proceeds derived from Bulldog Bash 2015 will benefit the Oktibbeha County Humane Society.
Sponsors for this yearâs 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, MSUâs 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 Mississippiâs flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.