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Former American Idol Contestant Slated For Canal Place Performance

August 10th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Gedeon Luke & The People will take the BB&T Stage at Canal Place on Saturday, July 23, at 8 pm for a free concert as part of Cumberland Comes Alive. The performance is sponsored by Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A.

Gedeon Luke is perhaps best known for reaching American Idol semifinals in 2006—even winning over exacting judge Simon Cowell.

Hailing from the streets of Memphis, soul music flows through Gedeon Luke’s veins in rainbow colored hues. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Gedeon and his band The People are here to crash through the boundaries of music and society, to bring Love, Peace and Soul to the world.

Fighting through childhood poverty, rejecting the gang violence and drug abuse that surrounded him, Gedeon looked to music, family and faith as his beacon. Refusing to be hardened by the mean streets, Gedeon brings pure joy and passion to his music and his life.

His debut record, “Live Free and Love” was cut old school style, throwing his band The People and special guests in a room and laying it down live. It follows no trend. It’s Love, Peace and Soul. It’s Gedeon Luke.

The event is free of charge, but seating is limited, so don’t forget your folding lawn chair.

Cumberland Comes Alive is Western Maryland’s premier outdoor concert series. It is presented by Burgmeiers Hauling Inc. and is produced by the City of Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission and Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority with a Maryland Heritage Area Grant.

For more information, contact Canal Place at 301-724-3655 or visit or visit


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