Bulldog Bash Receives CVB Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award

Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Bash was recognized and awarded at the annual Greater Starkville Development Partnership banquet on February 1st.

Amongst other community acknowledgements, Bulldog Bash was granted the Convention and Visitors Bureau Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award for its positive influence on tourism and economic growth in Starkville.

MSU student leaders and advisors for Bulldog Bash accepting the Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award include 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 Bulldog Bash, organized by the MSU Student Association and held in downtown Starkville, received the title of Mississippi’s largest free outdoor concert. In 2022, the event attracted over 35,000 people to the Main Street venue, which has hosted numerous Grammy winners and Billboard chart-toppers throughout the years.

Regina Hyatt, MSU Vice President of Student Affairs, expressed that Bulldog Bash is an integral part of both Mississippi State University and the City of Starkville. The concert generates enthusiasm and support from students, community members, and tourists.

Mayor Lynn Spruill referred to Bulldog Bash as “the premier event in the City of Starkville for a number of reasons.” She emphasized that the collaboration with the university makes the event particularly special.

The achievements of all the GSDP award winners, including Bulldog Bash, were featured in short video vignettes produced by the MSU Television Center. These vignettes can be viewed online.

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership consists of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Starkville Main Street Association. For more information, visit www.starkville.org

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