JONESBORO – Tickets for the 2019 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival benefit concert go on sale to the general public today (Monday, March 11). Acclaimed musical artists Marty Stuart and Rosanne Cash will perform in the cotton field adjacent to the Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Saturday, Oct. 19, as the highlight of the three-day festival, themed “Legacy, Love and Music.” Dates for the festival are Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19.
Tickets may be purchased through the festival website, JohnnyCashHeritageFestival.com, or by contacting the Central Box Office in the Arkansas State University First National Bank Arena at the lower red entrance, 870-972-2781 or 800-745-3000.
Ticket prices are $35 plus applicable fees for general admission; $100 plus applicable fees for reserved chair seating; and $200 plus applicable fees for a Full Circle Package (limited number available). The Full Circle Package includes seating in a special reserved section for the concert, field parking adjacent to the concert, admission to ticketed Friday afternoon special presentations, and an invitation to a private Friday evening “suppertime stations” event with the Cash family.
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.
Symposium events throughout the day Thursday and on Friday morning at the Dyess Colony Visitors Center, along with Thursday and Friday night regional music in the Dyess Colony Circle, are free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s academic symposium is “Our Musical Genealogy: Country Music and the American Experience.”
Friday afternoon special presentations hosted by Rosanne Cash at the Dyess Community Center are $15. Speakers and ticket information for this event will be announced in April, along with the additional performers who will be joining Cash and Stuart on Saturday afternoon.