Final Plans Set For 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

JONESBORO – Beginning Thursday, Dyess Colony and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home will be a bee hive of activity with the opening of the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. To accommodate visitors during the three-day event (Oct. 18-20), here is pertinent information regarding the festival.

Festival tickets may still be purchased at the Arkansas State University Box Office, First National Bank Arena (lower red entrance), 217 Olympic Drive. To purchase online tickets or learn more about the festival, visit the festival website,, and click on “Buy Tickets,” or contact the box office at (870) 972-2781 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be sold in the Dyess Colony Visitors Center on Thursday and Friday and at the field entrance on Saturday.

Thursday and Friday activities, including public presentations during the day and KASU Music Nights beginning at 5 p.m. each night, will take place at the Dyess Colony Circle. Admittance to all of these events are free. Parking is available at the Dyess Community Center, located on State Highway 297 (Johnny Cash Highway) between Elm and Fourth streets. A shuttle is available on Thursday and Friday between parking and the circle.     MORE

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