The top four, season 14 fan favorite will perform with his 3-piece band on December 31.
American Idol Season 14 finalist Rayvon Owen will headline at Martinis Above Fourth on New Year's Eve.
This talented singer, originally from Richmond Virginia came in fourth overall in the singing competition. Deemed the “Twitter King” and “Comeback Kid,” millions of fans voted him their fan favorite thus saving him from elimination and advancing him as a finalist.
In his first single after Idol, Owen, 25, was given a treatment for the video of his song “Can’t Fight It.” The ending of that video initially called for him to find love with a girl, but that didn't seem right.
“When I read that treatment, I knew I couldn’t be dishonest," Owen told Billboard in January, 2016. "not that I ever lied to people in the past, but the truth had been omitted. I felt like I was doing a disservice because I’ve always been an honest, loving person.”
In the end, the video stayed true to Owens authentic self, and instead of him kissing a woman at the end, he ended up kissing a man.
He told Billboard in that same interview that coming out was a slow and solitary journey.
“First I had to become comfortable with myself and who I am as a person. For the longest time I kept that part of my life separate, away from music, away from a lot of things,” he said. “As I was growing as an artist, I realized I was missing out on so much of my artistry by not connecting the two. It’s easy to ignore when there are only a few thousand people who are fans and know who you are, but after Idol millions of people know me and I’m much more public.”
Owen has come a long way in the two years since he left Idol, and now he is coming to Martinis Above Fourth to celebrate the New Year with San Diego.
With an R&B style, and smooth voice that has a dynamic range, Owen will make you understand why he made it so far in the competition.
He will be accompanied by his 3-piece band.
Rayvon Owen and his band will perform at Martinis Above Fourth on Saturday, December 31 at 9 pm.
Savor a 3-course dinner featuring the delectable and enticing cuisine prepared by our MA4 culinary team, then enjoy an incredible performance by Rayvon Owen and his fabulous band! Top off the evening with a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. NYE at MA4 is always a fun party!
Get tickets HERE.
Martinis Above fourth is located at Plaza On Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave, San Diego, 92103.
UPDATE: This article reflects a change in Rayvon's appearance to only one performance on December 31.