About This Festival
From the Organizer
This is a new heritage festival --growing out of our earlier music festivals --to honor the Man in Black and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood In Dyess, Arkansas, the nation's largest agricultural resettlement colony. The three-day event will include Arkansas roots music in the Dyess Colony Center, culminating with a world-class concert in the field adjacent to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. This event, sponsored by Arkansas State University, builds on earlier Johnny Cash Music Festivals, held from 2011 through 2014 on the university's campus in Jonesboro to raise funds for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. The restored home opened in 2014. The new Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will benefit continuing development of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.