Event Details

(((folkYEAH!)) Presents

The Casual Coalition 

with special guest Stu Allen 

"Exile On Main St"

DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm 


AGES: 21+


Tickets: After completing your purchase on See Tickets, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s).  You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event. You may download the See Tickets app and show your ticket on your mobile device for entry in lieu of printing.  

All General Admission Tickets are Standing Room with limited seating. (Unless otherwise noted)


The Casual Coalition:

Born on the stage of countless nights at Terrapin Crossroads, The Casual Coalition are a branch from the "community music tree" that was planted at the Marin county venue, owned by Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh. The Coalition features an always rotating musical cast, led by guitarist/vocalist Craig MacArthur, who organizes each performance with an amazing group of talented, local Bay Area musicians, which have included Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO), members of The Mother Hips, Achilles Wheel, Melvin Seals & JGB + many more!

In recent (((folkYEAH!))) shows, The Casual Coalition has also performed some of rock's most seminal albums, including The Band's "Music From Big Pink," Bob Dylan & The Band's double album "The Basement Tapes," & recently The Rolling Stones opus, "Exile On Main St," which includes a full horn section. Each album, while still staying true to the original, is also expanded upon with sections of improvisational explorations.
The Casual Coalition also showcases some original songs put forth by each contributing member. The songs are then nurtured & grown with each configuration. Categorized as improvisational indie-rock, the band has been known to really explore the songs in an exciting, different way each and every night.

Stu Allen:

Guitarist-singer Stu Allen, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, continues to captivate audiences with his eagerness to improvise and commitment to making every performance unique.  Stu has made extensive contributions to the jam music scene.

Melvin Seals (Keyboardist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years) states: “Stu has grown into his own that is really scary now. It’s really scary what I see him do on stage and what I hear. Even when I close my own eyes for a moment and I’m not looking at anybody, where my mind goes remembering being on stage with Jerry (Garcia), it’s really spooky at times.”

He has performed with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, John Medeski, Chris Robinson, Alison Krauss, Steve Kimock, Warren Haynes, and numerous other prominent musicians.

A resident of Marin County, Stu continues to explore, experiment, create, and recreate, within a variety of musical styles.

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Event Location


HopMonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA, 94945

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The Casual Coalition

Stu Allen