American Idol finalist to perform at Chipola

Melinda Doolittle MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present vocalist Melinda Doolittle, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Described as “a young Gladys Knight”, Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening.

Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.  Learn more at

Individual tickets for Doolittle are on sale now for $20, and $10 for under 18. Season tickets for all four events are on sale for $60. Single event tickets range from $20-$25 for adults, $10 for under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees

A Meet the Artist Reception for season ticket holders will be hosted by First Federal Bank of Florida.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.