Blake Lewis to headline Atlanta Pride

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image“American Idol” contestant Blake Lewis will headline the Atlanta Pride Festival this fall, putting in place a final piece of the entertainment lineup for the three-day event.

Lewis, who took runner-up in Season 6 of the show, is scheduled to perform on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5:50 p.m. His performance comes just before the highly-popular Starlight Cabaret, which is set for 7 p.m.

“We think Blake’s diverse fan base will draw some new people to the park on Sunday,” J. Sheffield, Atlanta Pride event manager, says in a press release. “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.”

Lewis’ second album, “Heartbreak on Vinyl,” is scheduled for release Oct. 6.

On Monday, Pride organizers announced that Doubting Thomas, an indie-rock group from Charlotte, would appear during the event. Earlier this month, other performers were announced including Josh Zuckerman, Eric Himan & The Adams, Halcyon and Goddess & She.

Pride’s announcement on Thursday of Lewis’ performance also included additional acts. The full entertainment lineup:

Oct. 31

Coca-Cola Stage
1 p.m. Kin4Life
1:50 p.m. Josh Zuckerman
2:50 p.m. Nadirah Shakoor
3:50 p.m. stephaniesid
4:50 p.m. Sonia Leigh
5:55 p.m. Halcyon
7 p.m. God-des & She

Bud Light Stage
12 p.m. Clair Summerskill
12:30 p.m. Tom Willner
1:20 p.m. Heidi Hensley
2:15 p.m. Literary Event
4:30 p.m. Baron
5:10 p.m. Flat Cat

Nov. 1

Coca-Cola Stage
3 p.m. Michel Jon’s Band
4 p.m. Doubting Thomas
4:55 p.m. Eric Himan and The Adams
5:50 p.m. Blake Lewis
7 p.m. The Starlight Cabaret
Bud Light Stage
3 p.m. Citizen Icon
3:40 p.m. Youth Pride Entertainment Block


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