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Blake Lewis Entertains at Atlanta Pride Sunday

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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WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF BLAKE LEWIS?  (Photo Credit: Lisa Keel/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries. by Atlanta Photographer Robb Cohen

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November 3rd, 2009
7:42 am

I LOVE BLAKE LEWIS, ALL OF MY FRIENDS DO. He’s more supportive of the LGBT community than even Adam Lambert so I hope everyone shows him respect. and go get his new album, it’s dance music at its best, I can’t think of a better dance album by a man, ever. Great songs and great beats…..

Boogers for the Children Fund

November 3rd, 2009
8:03 am

LOL…and yet another lackluster, mediocre, pseudo musician who probably has more trouble handling a kazoo than he does his boyfriend. Oh yes all the boys swoon upon Blake doing his silly impression of Michael Jackon doing “The Robot”. How stupid is this kid.

Enjoy Mr Lewis while is possible as his future awaits in the landfill, that is full of silly wanna-be’s, nimrods and androgynous fellows who will do anything for a buck.

Boogers for the Children Fund

November 3rd, 2009
8:06 am

“He’s more supportive of the LGBT community than even Adam Lambert…”

Oh how wonderful, absolutely marvelous…oh yes he is SOOOO supportive. Why not just sign over your annual salary to little blake? If nothing else he could use the money for voice lessons.


Outhouse Go-Kart

November 3rd, 2009
8:13 am

Obama is a big supporter of the lgbt also but that doenst make him anymore intelligent and a horse apple…SO…what is your point, lulu.

Tgirl - Lisa Long

November 3rd, 2009
8:24 am

Mr Lewis just doesnt do it for me. He is just a lost little boy with an ok voice and in desparate need of a decent hair stylist and someone to dress him. Im guessing his mommy didnt breast feed him as he is such a needy little nerdy unattractive fellow.

And whats with the chicken sitting atop his head?

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November 3rd, 2009
11:37 am

Blake was fab!!! Multi-talented and Very Gracious!!!! Had a great time!!! He’s way more than just an awesome beat boxer, I was truly impressed by his vocal prowess!


November 5th, 2009
1:43 pm

I think Blake is a brilliant entertainer. He writes, sings and produces music. His new album is extremely danceable and fun. I truly enjoy his musical performances!

Bob Chase

November 5th, 2009
2:08 pm

I just saw this new Blake Lewis video “Heartbreak On Vinyl” and it is amazing. I LOVE IT!!! You should check it out!!!


November 12th, 2009
1:32 pm

Where can we find the other photos that were taken by AJC photographer from the concert?? I dont see any more than this.

My boogers in your mouth!

November 18th, 2009
3:31 pm

Blake sounded like he had a mouthful of my boogers in his mouth just chomping down on em as they slid hither and yawn in his nasty mouth. He was seen later with a box of toothpicks picking my boogers out from between his teeth.

Blake would do well to change his name to “The Booger-ManEater”.

Hey BLAKE!!! *POOT* inya face.

Hall & Oates

November 18th, 2009
3:32 pm

“Whoa here he comes
watch out boy he’ll chew you up
Whoa here he comes
He’s a MANEATER!!”