The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center (The Ned) will present Melinda Doolittle at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Vocalist  Doolittle is a graduate of Belmont University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. She became a background vocalist, singing for multiple artists including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville, and Jonny Lang. Doolittle became a household name in 2007 while placing third during Season 6 of “American Idol.” Tickets, priced at $23-$25 are available at The Ned, 314 E. Main St., Jackson, online at or by calling 731-425-8397.

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