Bulldog Bash honored with CVB Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award

Contact: Allison Matthews

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Bash was honored with a major award at the Feb. 1 Greater Starkville Development Partnership banquet.

Alongside other prestigious community recognitions, Bulldog Bash took home the Convention and Visitors Bureau Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award for the event’s impact on tourism and economic vitality in Starkville.

MSU student leaders and advisors for Bulldog Bash accepting the Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award
MSU student leaders and advisors for Bulldog Bash accepting the Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award include, from left, Raymond Brooks, executive director of Colvard Student Union, Event Services and Special Projects; Regina Hyatt, vice president for Student Affairs; Brook Thomas, student assistant director; Braxton Stone, student director; Rachel Carpenter, student public relations coordinator; Kylie Forrester, director of the Center for Student Activities;  Jodee Crane, vice president of the Student Association; and Jackie Mullen, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. (Photo submitted)

The annual event presented by the MSU Student Association and held in historic downtown Starkville has grown to be Mississippi’s largest free outdoor concert. More than 35,000 attendees were counted in 2022 in the Main Street venue that has hosted numerous Grammy winners and Billboard chart-toppers over the years.

“Bulldog Bash is part of the fabric of Mississippi State and the City of Starkville,” said MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Hyatt, noting that the concert draws excitement and support from students, community members and visitors.  

Mayor Lynn Spruill called Bulldog Bash “the premier event in the City of Starkville for a number of reasons. It is one of those joint events that we hold with the university, and that makes it very special.”

Learn more about Bulldog Bash at https://www.msubulldogbash.com/.

The MSU Television Center produced short video vignettes highlighting the achievements of all the GSDP award winners, which may be viewed online

The Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Starkville Main Street Association. Visit www.starkville.org.

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