Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

OCTOBER 18-20, 2018

We are pleased to announce that John Carter Cash, only child of the marriage between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, will host the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, Arkansas.  This three-day festival honors Johnny Cash and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony.  The event includes regional music, public presentations, food and craft vendors, demonstrations, and tours, culminating in a world-class music concert in the cotton fields surrounding the Cash home.  Watch this site for announcements of artists’ lineup and ticket sales information.

Reserved Presale Begins Monday, April 23

Tickets are available at the Central Box Office on the A-State campus (Lower Red Entrance), 870-972-2781 or 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $100 plus applicable fees (reserved chair seating).


Since its first year, I have kept it close to my heart. I believe in the mission and cannot wait to return to Arkansas and to Dyess where I still feel strong roots. – John Carter Cash


It’s a very moving experience and a thrill to sing in that field where my father picked that cotton, next to the house he grew up in, and where he drew inspiration for all those Southern ballads he wrote of hard work and family, radio and coal oil lamps. — Rosanne Cash