The Atlanta Pride Committee presented beatboxing “American Idol” alum Blake Lewis as the headliner Sunday for this year’s Oct. 31-Nov. 1 festival. Lewis, who was voted runner-up to Jordin Sparks in Season 6, took Pride’s Coca Cola stage by storm on a beautiful afternoon in Piedmont Park.
“We think Blake’s diverse fan base will draw some new people to the park on Sunday,” said J. Sheffield, Atlanta Pride event manager. “In addition to Blake, our Entertainment Committee, in close collaboration with Q&A Entertainment, reviewed hundreds of applicants to select a lineup that we’re really proud of.”
Blake Colin Lewis was born on July 21, 1981 in Redmond, Washington. The singer-songwriter and beatboxer was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. His major label debut album A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings/Arista Records. On October 30, 2007, his first single “Break Anotha” was released. The song landed on #10 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 as its highest peak position. After the release of his second and final single “How Many Words”, Lewis was dropped by Arista Records. Lewis eventually signed with Tommy Boy Entertainment. Blake’s second album, Heartbreak on Vinyl, was released on October 6, 2009. The first single “Sad Song” was released on July 21, 2009.
Other entertainers scheduled to perform free shows in Piedmont Park Oct. 31-Nov. 1 included Goddess & She, Eric Himan & the Adams, Sonia Leigh, Doubting Thomas, Josh Zuckerman and Heidi Hensley. Of course, we’ll also host our annual Poetry and YouthPride Entertainment Blocks, as well as the annual Starlight Cabaret.
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