2017 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess Arkansas


This three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, Arkansas, builds upon the highly successful music festival held for four years on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro. The festival honors the Man in Black and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood In Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. The event includes Arkansas Music Nights in the Colony Circle, public presentations, food vendors, demonstrations, and tours. The festival culminates on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a world-class concert in the field adjacent to the Cash Home, featuring Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

Tickets on Sale

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 $103 (premium chair seating-nontransferable on-site parking available), $53 (chair seating) (SOLD OUT), and $28 (bring your own chairs or blankets).


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