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Get Ready For The Johnny Cash Music Festival!


Performing artist Kris Kristofferson (pictured) arrived in Jonesboro Wednesday morning and immediately went to the Convocation Center to begin preparation for the inaugural Johnny Cash Music Festival.

The benefit concert begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 4, and features Kristofferson; Cash family members Rosanne and John Carter Cash; Johnny's brother Tommy Cash and sister Joanne Cash; John Carter's wife Laura; Rodney Crowell and daughter Chelsea Crowell (Rosanne's daughter); country and music legend George Jones, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris and Denny Strickland.

A limited number of tickets are still available at the ASU Box Office for $37.50 each, and may be purchased by calling (870) 972-2781 or online at www.johnnycashmusicfest.com.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the restoration of the Johnny Cash boyhood home in Dyess and the establishment of a museum. Arkansas State University acquired the original Cash home and plans to restore the structure.