Battle of the Bands is an annual event held in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium that gives local musicians the chance to be an opener for Mississippi State’s Bulldog Bash. Contestants do not have to be affiliated with Mississippi State in order to participate, but video performances are due to by 11 pm on August 28. Once all submissions are in, videos will be posted to Facebook for the top five contestants to be voted on for the final round on Friday, September 6. Bulldog Bash 2019 will be held in downtown Starkville on Friday, September 20.