Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

JCHF - 2018

With the second annual Johnny Cash Heritage Festival opening in a couple of days, plans are being finalized to accommodate fans and interested parties planning to attend. The event, combining academic activities and entertainment, is Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18-20, in the Dyess Colony Circle and at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.

The festival gets underway Thursday with film screenings and discussions in the Dyess Colony Visitors Center. The iconic Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starts at noon. Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film is loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, and deals with the adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) and his companions who escape from a chain gang and attempt to recover buried loot from a bank heist.

The soundtrack includes 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival performer Alison Krauss performing “Down to the River to Pray.” Dr. Heath Carpenter, American Studies, Harding University, will serve as the discussion moderator.    MORE

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