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Starkville Weekend Preview

Jenn McFadden

A number of events will be taking place in Starkville this weekend.

While many students will have a lightning focus on Mississippi State University’s first football game of the season on Saturday, there are a variety of other events scheduled to take place this weekend.

With a variety of musical performances taking place on Friday and Saturday night, every music lover will find an artist who fits their personal taste.

For fans of shopping, Bulldog Brunch and Browse will allow locals and visitors alike to stop in some of Starkville’s most popular stores during their extended hours on Sunday.

Night Market

To kick off the first football weekend of the year in Starkville the Greater Starkville Development partnership will host Night Market. This event, which is kicking off this year’s first New South Weekend, will feature a variety of vendors, including many local restaurants and retailers, in an open air market. The Night Market will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Fire Station Park.

Rooster Blues concert

Rooster Blues will play at 10 p.m. Friday at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern. The band has played at Dave’s frequently and with good reason; the Hattiesburg-based duo is a big crowd pleaser. There will be a $5 cover beginning at 8:30 p.m. for men, while women can enter for free until 10 p.m.

U.S concert

U.S. will perform at 10 p.m. on Friday at Rick’s Cafe. The band U.S. performs covers of 1980s hair metal songs. The doors will open two hours before the performance begins. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance on Rick’s website for $8.


Individuals who prefer to take part in their entertainment can participate in karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday at Rosey Baby.

Bill Cooke concert

Those unfamiliar with Bill Cooke might be surprised to hear a professor of geosciences performing at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern, but after hearing Cooke they will understand why he is a regular performer on many local stages. Saturday is ladies’ night at Dave’s, meaning women can see the performance for free. Men will have to pay a $10 cover charge if they arrive after 8:30 p.m. Cooke will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern.

The Spunk Monkees concert

The Spunk Monkees are a Tupelo based group has played covers of 80s rock songs to audiences across the United States, including a performance in Anchorage, Alaska. The group will perform at 10 p.m. on Saturday at Rick’s Cafe. The doors will open at 8 p.m. for the show and tickets are between $5 and $10. You must be at least 18 years old to attend this performance.

Bulldog Brunch and Browse

Anyone who likes to spend their free time shopping should head downtown on Sunday for the Bulldog Brunch and Browse, an event part of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s New South Weekends. During Bulldog Brunch and Browse, 15 Main Street member shops will have special hours. The event will take place at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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