Johnny Cash Heritage Festival
Funds for the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home were raised through an annual Johnny Cash Music Festival hosted and supported by members of the Cash family. This event was presented annually from 2011-2014 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. With the restoration of the home and museum exhibits in the Dyess Colony Circle now complete, the festival is being moved from Jonesboro to Dyess and expanded from a music festival to a three-day heritage festival with ongoing support from the Cash family. Proceeds from the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, Oct. 19-21, 2017, will assist with the next phases of the project, including re-creating the outbuildings at the Cash farmstead: barn, smokehouse, chicken coop, and privy.