Johnny Cash Fest concert being held near his boyhood home


DYESS, Ark. (AP) – A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth.

The Jonesboro Sun ( ) reports that the October concert will be held in a field adjacent to Johnny Cash’s restored boyhood home in Dyess. The small town in northeast Arkansas is about 50 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.

The concert will feature Cash’s oldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.

The festival is scheduled to run from Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Along with the concert, the festival will also feature a symposium at the Dyess Colony Circle, regional music in the Colony Circle, a Memories of a Lifetime oral history project, arts and crafts booths, and demonstrations.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,

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