Casee Allen concert coming to Main Street

| August 3, 2018

COSHOCTON – Main Street will be shut down on Saturday, Aug. 11 for a concert featuring Coshocton’s very own Casee Allen and several other Ohio artists.

“My team and I selected acts to open up for me that are all originally from Ohio, have a following in the area and are out there working their tails off,” Allen said.

The stage for Allen’s No Name Town Music Fest will be in the middle of Main Street. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and the music will start at 4 p.m. The lineup includes Jacob Lones, Cherry Avenue and Nick Walker.

“Nick Walker is a brand new artist,” Allen said. “I’m producing him and his first single should drop the same weekend as the festival. I’ve taken him under my wing. He was playing the local bar scene in Cleveland and this is the first big show of his career.”

The concert also will include a special mystery guest and the winner of Allen’s social media contest.

“I can’t announce the guest yet because the deal has not been finalized,” he said. “The contest winner will be someone that’s out there maybe playing the local bar scene who is thinking about taking the next step but is gun-shy or just not sure if they have the ability, but they really impressed me. I love watching growth in people that are out there trying. Nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing someone who is not jaded and really wants it.”

The location may change next year, but Allen does plan to make this hometown concert an annual event.

“We’ve had a crazy good response,” he said. “VIP tickets sold out in less than a week. I’m arguing right now to try and get a second meet and greet because we’ve had a large demand for them.”

General admission tickets are still available and can be purchased locally at Shelby Theaters for $10. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets also can be purchased online at

The festival’s name, “No Name Town” comes from a very intimate song Allen wrote about Coshocton County and the event is for the people who helped him get his start.

“Coshocton is where I started,” he said. “I think if you forget where you got your start you lose sight of who you are. A good 90 percent of what I’ve written songs about are my own stories from Coshocton or things that occurred in town or in Ohio in general. I grew up there. That’s my background and my story. If I forget that, than I don’t have anything but my adult life. I know there are a lot of people here too that don’t get to go see concerts. I’ve had 40 year olds tell me my concert was their first ever. I didn’t care what it took or what I lost, I wanted to do this.”

Allen’s new single, “No Name Town” will be available worldwide on Aug. 8.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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