Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

OCTOBER 18-20, 2018

Grammy Award-winning producer and performer John 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.

This year’s closing concert features award-winning singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, Grammy record-holder Alison Krauss, Grammy-winning producer/performer John Carter Cash, and pop/soul/country artist Ana Cristina Cash, with more to come.

Tickets Now On Sale

Events Thursday and Friday in the Dyess Colony Circle are free. Tickets for the main concert on Saturday 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 for reserved chair seating and $35 plus applicable fees for general admission.

A limited number of parking passes for the field adjacent to the concert are available to $100 ticket purchasers for $50 until spaces run out. They can be purchased by contacting the Central Box Office at the above numbers. (Parking passes cannot be purchased online.) Passes will be mailed out — along with a parking map, directions and instructions — no later than the first week in September.


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