October 5th, 2012 – 7p featuring performances by Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, The Civil Wars & Dierks Bentley. Convocaton Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401. The Johnny Cash Music Festival is presented annually by Arkansas State University to benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Arkansas. To purchase tix & for more info click HERE.
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Read Rolling Stone’s review of last Thursday’s Johnny Cash Music fest HERE!
This legendary event featured performances by Rosanne, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell, Chelsea Crowell, and many others. PBS filmed the performance – we’ll keep you posted when an air date is announced.
Tomorrow, August 4th, Rosanne Cash will head to Jonesboro, AR to headline The Johnny Cash Music Festival, which will serve to establish a museum to honor the Johnny Cash legacy as well as restoring or re-creating his boyhood home. This endeavor is expected to generate 27 new jobs in Mississippi County, with a payroll of $450,000, during the first year of operation. After five years of successful operation, the site is expected to serve as a catalyst for as many as 83 new jobs in the county, with a yearly payroll of $1.35 million. In addition, it is expected to severely boost local tourism.
Aside from Rosanne, expect performances by Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell, Chelsea Crowell, Gary Morris, John Carter & Laura Cash, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash, and more.
The event will be filmed by PBS for future broadcast.
Read all about the event HERE.