AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Rayvon Owen to Ring in the New Year at Martinis Above Fourth

Rayvon Owen brings his contemporary, R&B, and Sinatra-style voice and charm to Martinis Above Fourth for a swingin' night on New Year's Eve in a fun and eclectic show featuring his three-piece band.

Audiences love the 25-year old, who came out publicly earlier this year, as he enchants and entertains with his beautiful, smooth-as-silk voice and rich, sultry style. They also like his ability to bring authenticity and emotion to his performance. Influenced by legendary artists such as Lionel Richie, John Legend, Troye Sivan and Stevie Wonder, Rayvon has developed his own voice as a powerful performer and reflective songwriter.

In a February article on Billboard.com, 2015 American Idol alum Owen shared this story about his coming out. "When I received the first draft of a treatment for the music video of his first post-Idol single, "Can't Fight It," Owen read the director's idea for the last scene, in which Owen would leave a nightclub with a beautiful girl.

"When I read that treatment, I knew I couldn't be dishonest," Owen told Billboard, "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." The ending was changed -- now, in the video's closing scene, Owen kisses a man."

Owen became a household name and "Twitter Save" champion in 2015 as a Top 4 finalist on season 14 of American Idol. While on Idol, Rayvon performed with the Jamie Foxx, Rickey Martin, Boy George, and many others. He received rave reviews from major outlets, including People Magazine, USA Today and Billboard.

Ring in the New Year at the Martinis Above Fourth celebration featuring a delectable three-course dinner, the performance, and a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. NYE at MA4 is always a fun party! Tickets, available at www.ma4sd.com/shows, are $100 for the 9PM show.

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