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Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home|110 Center Dr, Dyess, AR | Map

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From the Organizer

This is the third year for this festival in Dyess, Arkansas, and will include events in the town circle and the field adjacent to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. The festival honors the Man in Black, as well as 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, hosted by Rosanne Cash, 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 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival benefits continuing development of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.