Performers Announced For Third Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival

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• March 18, 2013

johnny cash festival11Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Joanne Cash Yates will join show host Tommy Cash for the third annual Johnny Cash Music Festival. The event is set for Aug. 17 and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark., beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale April 1.

Proceeds from this year’s event will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Ark., as well as support a scholarship fund established in the entertainer’s name. Already, four students are attending ASU thanks to the money raised at the previous events.

“We have been extremely happy not only with the progress on Johnny’s boyhood home, but also with the funding of this scholarship,” concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter said, “Johnny’s family made it clear from the start that giving children from his hometown area an opportunity to get a college education is something Johnny would have been very proud of. Likewise, the Dyess area will benefit from the economic boost we feel certain this museum will bring to the community. We’re grateful to the artists who are coming in this year to put on a great show for a great cause.”

Tickets for the Johnny Cash Music Festival will be available at ASU’s Central Box Office and online at  www.tickets.astate.edu. Tickets can also be purchased by logging onto the official website of the Johnny Cash Music Festival, www.johnnycashmusicfest.com. Call to purchase tickets toll-free at 1-888-278-3267.

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