Grammy Winner Ludacris slated for CSU–Pueblo Spring Concert

Three-time Grammy Award Winner Ludacris will beat down newly renovated Massari Arena on the CSU-Pueblo campus April 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

All full-time CSU-Pueblo students receive one free ticket to the concert, but must show ID both to obtain the ticket and enter the concert venue. Ticket information and prices for the general public, as well as dates and times for distribution of student and community tickets, will be forthcoming at

The opening act to Ludacris will be battled out on April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom when the Office of Student Activities will host the 2009 Battle of the Bands. The first place winner will have the chance to be the opening act for the April 16 concert as well as receive a cash prize. Bands interested in registering for the battle may contact the Office of Student Activities at 719-549-2151 or visit the home page: 

You can call Chris "Ludacris" Bridges a number of things. Hip-hop superstar. Actor. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Restaurateur. Pitchman. Online visionary. Columnist. All of these labels are accurate, and with his seventh album release, Theater Of The Mind, the Grammy winning, Atlanta-based entertainment maven shows that, as he continues expanding his reach, his musical prowess remains as potent as ever.

The Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia has released seven studio albums, all which have been released on the Def Jam Recordings record label: Incognegro (2000), Back for the First Time (2000), Word of Mouf (2001), Chicken-n-Beer (2003), The Red Light District (2004), Release Therapy (2006) and Theater of the Mind (2008).

Ludacris has received 16 Grammy Award nominations, and has won three: "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" for the song "Yeah!" in 2005, and both "Best Rap Song" for "Money Maker" and "Best Rap Album" for the album Release Therapy in 2007. He has also received 12 nominations from the BET Awards, winning two: "Viewer's Choice" for "Yeah!" in 2004 and "Best Collaboration" for "Runaway Love" in 2007. Ludacris earned the Screen Actors Guild award for "Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture" for his performance in the film Crash. Overall, Ludacris has received nine awards from 40 nominations.

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