American R&B, Pop and Gospel Singer Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross Hits at IP’s Studio A March 6

BILOXI, Miss.—Second season winner Ruben Studdard, performs hits by Luther Vandross at IP CASINO RESORT & SPA’s Studio A on Friday, March 6.

Studdard an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer rose to fame as the winner of the second season of American Idol. He received a Grammy Award® nomination in December 2003 for Best Male platinum-selling debut, "Soulful," and the top-selling gospel follow-up, "I Need an Angel." He is most well-known for his recording career, which has produced the hits “Flying Without Wings,” “Sorry 2004” and “Change Me,” but he also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama "I Need A Hug" and in 2008, he starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of "Ain’t Misbehavin,’" which spawned a Grammy®-nominated soundtrack.

He signed to Verve Records and released his last album, "Unconditional Love," on Feb. 4, 2014. His most current release "Ruben Sings Luther (a tribute to Luther Vandross)" was released in 2018. 

Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to the show. Tickets start at $19 plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets are available online at and Tickets can also be purchased at the IP Box Office or at the Ticketmaster kiosk located on property. Guests may call Ticketmaster at (800) 653-8000. Advanced purchase tickets must be picked up at the Box Office on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m. Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a legally responsible adult 30 years of age or older.  No refunds or exchanges will be permitted.


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