Casee Allen hosts first hometown music fest

| August 13, 2018

Casee Allen poses with fan Abygail Haynes at one of the VIP meet and greets held prior to him taking the stage at his No Name Town Music Fest. Allen hosted his first ever hometown music fest Aug. 11 on Main Street. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Before Casee Allen took the stage at his first ever hometown music fest on Aug. 11, he mingled with VIP ticket holders at Hasseman Brewing Company, where he held two meet and greets.

“He’s a good kid and tries to do good for the community no matter where he is,” said Tammy McCormick, who has had the opportunity to meet Allen before.

Joining her for the event and Allen’s No Name Town Music Fest were Dallas Turnbull, Johnathan Dorsey and Tabitha Turnbull. Allen stopped by their table and others giving out hugs to fans and stopping for pictures.

“It’s very humbling to see all these people here,” Allen said. “Just a few years ago many of them were coming to watch me for free. Many of them I’ve known my whole life or most of it and some I’ve just met. It’s overwhelming to know they are willing to spend their hard earned money on tickets and merchandise.”

While the VIP ticket holders visited with Allen and heard a few songs he selected for them, other ticket holders enjoyed several opening acts on the stage set up in front of the courthouse on Main Street.

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

“We are going to look at dates and plan to release one in early 2019,” Allen said.

This year’s event coincided with the release of Allen’s song, “No Name Town,” which the festival was named after. “No Name Town” also happens to be written about Coshocton County.

“I love that song,” McCormick said. “It’s our community all the way.”

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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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