Johnny Cash Festival canceled for 2020, planning underway for 2021

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Organizers of the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival have cancelled the event for 2020, but are moving forward with plans for 2021. Along with many other museum or historic locations in the region, ASU’s Heritage Sites have been closed during the national response to COVID-19.

“After careful consideration with our supporters, A-State administration, and members of the Cash family, we believe it is best to focus on planning for an event in 2021,” said Adam Long, director of Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites.

“We are finalizing our plans to reopen in the coming weeks,” Long added.

Started a decade ago as the Johnny Cash Music Festival and recently recast as the Heritage Festival, the events provide both fundraising and awareness for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home located in Dyess (Mississippi County), Ark.