Rosanne Cash revealed details for the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival to be held Oct. 19-21, 2017, in Dyess, Ark. A symposium, focusing on arts and artistry from the New Deal, will take place October 19th and 20th. The music portion of the festival will be held on Saturday, October 21st.
The music on October 21st will feature Osceola native Buddy Jewel at 12:15 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., Tommy and Joanne Cash will perform. At 3 p.m., Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson will perform a two-hour concert. A hydraulic stage for the concert will be placed in a field next to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Proceeds from the festival will be used to start the second phase of the project, which will be to re-create the farmstead buildings at the Cash Boyhood Home.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 3 and will be available online, http://www.AState.edu/tickets, or at the Central Box Office on the A-State campus (Lower Red Entrance), 870-972-2781 or 800-745-3000.
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Rosanne Cash and Joanne Cash Yates at table during press conference for Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, with Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas State University Heritage Sites. Photo: Arkansas State University
- Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Announced For October 2017 – May 23, 2016