T-Pain to headline MSU’s Bulldog Bash in downtown Starkville

T-Pain (Photo courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency)
Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain will headline the Mississippi State Student Association’s 20th annual Bulldog Bash. (Photo courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency)

Contact: Rachel Foreman

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain will headline the Mississippi State Student Association’s 20th annual Bulldog Bash.

Set to take place on Sept. 20, the state’s largest, free outdoor concert will be held at the intersection of Jackson and Main streets in downtown Starkville. Following the day of the show will be MSU’s Southeastern Conference home football game against the University of Kentucky.

Bulldog Bash will begin at 3 p.m. with Maroon Market, which includes local musicians on The Social local stage, art and food vendors, and the Riddle and Bloom kid zone.

The winner of Battle of the Bands, hosted by MSU’s Music Maker Productions, will begin the night with a performance on the Clark Beverage main stage, followed by country artist Cale Dodds, Canadian all-female alternative rock band, The Beaches, and headliner T-Pain.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985, T-Pain began releasing music in 2005 with his debut album “Rappa Ternt Sanga.” The artist’s 2007 sophomore album, “Epiphany,” reached the Billboard Top 200 chart. T-Pain has since won two Grammy Awards and founded his own record label, Nappy Boy Entertainment.

Proceeds from Bulldog Bash 2019 will benefit MSU’s Student Relief Fund. The MSU Student Relief Fund operates out of the MSU Dean of Students Office and ensures that students affected by day-to-day crises or catastrophic disaster can get the help they need financially. The funds received from this philanthropy directly impact students with these circumstances to help them achieve their academic success. For more information or to donate to the MSU Student Relief Fund, visit https://www.msufoundation.com/s/811/foundation/interior.aspx?sid=811&gid=1&pgid=2292.

Sponsors for this year’s event include 5-Hour Energy, Aramark Corp., MSU Alumni Association, 21 Apartments, Clark Beverage Group Inc., College View Apartments, Avalon Apartments, Copy Cow, DogPound Printing, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, MSU’s Interfraternity Council, Lakeside Student Living, National Panhellenic Council, MSU’s Office of the President, the Retreat Starkville, and Rick’s Café.

For more information about Bulldog Bash 2019 including sponsorship opportunities, see www.msubulldogbash.com, or contact the Center for Student Activities at 662-325-2930 or visit its office in Colvard Student Union, Suite 314. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @MSUBulldogBash.

The MSU Student Association is online at www.sa.msstate.edu, Facebook @MSUStudentAssociation, and Twitter and Instagram @MSU_SA.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:35 am