Famous pop singer Jason Derulo will headline this year’s Bulldog Bash.
Derulo, the iconic Haitian-American singer-songwriter and dancer, will take the main stage in downtown Starkville on October 20 for Mississippi State’s highly anticipated free outdoor concerts.
The pop star is known for chart-topping singles starting in 2009 with the five-time RIAA platinum-certified single “Whatcha Say” reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and selling more than 5 million copies.
The song has since been joined by a long line of platinum-selling hits “Ridin’ Solo,” “Wiggle,” “Want to Want Me,” and “In My Head.” Worldwide, the award-winning singer has sold more than 250 million singles that have drawn a staggering 500 million-plus YouTube views.
He also is among social media platform TikTok’s biggest superstars, regularly amassing over 10 million views per post, and currently the fourth most followed male with the 11th biggest account overall.
Derulo boasts approximately 57 million followers worldwide and over 10.2 billion likes with his social presence growing daily.
During the day, Maroon Market begins at 3:30 p.m., showcasing local musicians on stage and featuring art, food vendors, and a kid zone.
Main stage performances will begin at 7:15 p.m. with the winner of MSU’s Battle of the Bands, which will be announced on Sept. 22, warming up the crowd before Derulo closes out the night at 9:30.
This year, Bulldog Bash is partnering with Bully’s Pantry, a campus-based organization founded in 2020 to combat food insecurity experienced by MSU students.
A collaborative initiative between the MSU Division of Student Affairs and the Student Association, Bully’s Pantry helps students facing financial hardship by providing food and personal care items.
More information about Bully’s Pantry can be found here.