Johnny Cash in the backyard of his Dyess boyhood home.
After several years of Arkansas State University
in Jonesboro hosting benefit concerts to raise money for the restoration of Johnny Cash's
boyhood home, this year the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival
debuts in Dyess just outside the Cash homeplace. And of course
the Arkansas Times
is chartering a bus to be there. The lineup is spectacular: Kris Kristofferson
(one of the greatest songwriters of all-time easily), Rosanne Cash
, Joanne Cash
and Tommy Cash
and Buddy Jewel
For $109, you get roundtrip transportation, a ticket to the festival, adult beverages on the ride, a delicious box lunch from Boulevard Bread Co. Plus, local singer/songwriter Jason Lee Hale
will provide on-bus entertainment. Tickets are available at centralarkansastickets.com
. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. at the old Ray Winder field, UAMS parking lot. You're encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.