Nichole Hannahs

Coe Coming to Secrest

by Nichole Hannahs on June 6, 2011 at 11:08 am

An Ohio native is returning to the state to put on a show for the Y-city.

"We’re on the verge of a major announcement," said an excited John Kunkle from Secrest. "I think the fans in this area are going to be very pleased."

That announcement is that country singer David Allan Coe is coming to Secrest on Saturday June 25th. He’s best known for his songs, "You never even called me by my name" and "The Ride."

"It fell into our lap because of a lot of hard work previously," said Kyle McPeck of "I’m really excited. This is a show that a lot of people can relate to in our area."

It’s also a big deal for Secrest Auditorium where they’ve been brainstorming ideas to get more people into the building.

"I think this is the start of the next year for Secrest," said Kunkle. "We’ve been in a spell where we haven’t been able to do this because of the economy. But, I think we’ve turned a corner and this is going to be the tip of the iceberg of outstanding acts coming to Zanesville."

McPeck said they can’t announce the other acts coming to town until contracts are finalized, but one includes acrobatic feats.