2nd Annual Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

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John Carter Cash, the only child from the marriage of Johnny and June Carter Cash, will serve as host for the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. The dates for the second festival are set for Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18-20, in Dyess, with events in the cotton fields surrounding the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and in the Dyess Colony Circle.

Following music events in Arkansas State University’s First National Bank Arena from 2011-14, a new festival format was established in 2017. It extends beyond music to feature world-renowned artists on the main stage and local musicians on smaller stages in the colony center, as well as educational presentations, exhibits and local crafts.

“I am excited to be coming back this year to host the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival,” said John Carter, who co-hosted the 2011 music event in Jonesboro with Rosanne Cash. “Since its first year, I have kept it close to my heart. Rosanne and I are honored to host the festival, and our plan is to alternate, her serving one year as host, and myself the next. I believe in the mission and cannot wait to return to Arkansas and to Dyess where I still feel strong roots.”    MORE

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