The First Annual We’re All in This Together Community Concert

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“DCCA is delighted to be presenting local festivities celebrating music and the Summer Solstice while supporting local performers,” shared Andrea Jordan DDCA Executive Director.

All events were held at YOLO Park featuring a celebration of music and community with Katie G and Friends! At noon the community was invited to join and sing “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical.

Evening performances began at 5:30pm with Joshua Freshour, a singer songwriter who grew up in Greenville.

“Doing things to try and help communities have opportunities for entertainment and growth is very important to me and what both myself and my partner really enjoy doing with our time! My Performances are just me and an acoustic guitar telling stories and singing songs,” Shared Freshour.

Following Freshour was Zach Perry, who as a hobby likes occasionally to make music.

“I am married to Sierra Perry with two children Naomi and Arthur. Arthur was just born in June. For 5 years I’ve been a registered environmental health specialist for the Darke County Health Department. Most of the music I create is hip hop and I write my own lyrics but sometimes it’s fun to work with producers, so I don’t always produce my own instrumentals,” Shared Perry.

Dalton Hesson performed at 6pm. With roots planted deep in Darke County, Hesson has been part of the local music scene as the lead guitarist of the band Mora & the Boys since 2019 and recently joined Northern Burnouts to play bass. Hesson presented a solo acoustic show and took elements of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard and mixed them with modern artists like Tyler Childers and Zach Byan.

“If you enjoy county music, you won’t wanna miss this,” shared Hesson.

“DCCA thanks all the performers and those behind the scenes who work to make this annual event possible and is grateful for the immense community support it has received,” Andrea Jordan said.

“This event was bigger than we ever dreamed,” said Sue Huston, community connections and advocacy coordinator for Darke DD. “It started from a simple idea of Katie singing ‘We’re All in This Together’ which really epitomizes the amazing community that we live in. We are supportive of people of all abilities in Darke County. So when we put the word out and invited people to participate they just came out in droves. We are thrilled with the turn out and we are blessed to live in Darke County.”