Emens Auditorium

Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster

Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Longtime friends and collaborators Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb join forces to celebrate a night of joyful roots music. Performing on their own and together, the tour title, "Thanks for the Joy," is drawn from a song written by Eric and performed by Ruthie. Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster is one of the roots music world's brightest starts. Ruthie was among the most-honored artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards with 3 nominations and 2 wins. Eric Bibb is also a Grammy nominee. As the godson of Paul Robeson, the nephew of John Lewis and the son of Leon Bibb, Eric was raised in an environment where music mattered crucially. He brings that same intensity along with what Dayton Daily News calls "grace, elegance and gentleness," to the concert stage as a mature and increasingly popular performer.

Ruthie's Website

Eric's Website

General Admission:







Pick 4+ 


BSU Students 


Tickets go on sale Monday, August 12th at 10 a.m. Order online!

Group discounts available. For further ticket information, please call the Emens Auditorium box office at (765) 285-1539.

All dates/times are subject to cancellation/change.