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Tickets set for sale for Cash concert

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published May 1, 2011 at 3:51 a.m.

— Tickets for the Johnny Cash Music Festival benefit concert this summer will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Arkansas State University box office in Jonesboro, officials have announced.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Johnny Cash boyhood home restoration project and the renovation of the Dyess Colony Administration Building. Plans for a Johnny Cash museum are also under way.

Cash, who died in 2003, was born and raised in Arkansas.

ASU has organized three ticket packages for the 7 p.m. Aug. 4 benefit concert, which will be held at the Jonesboro campus’ Convocation Center.

The choices are:

A $150 VIP package that includes a floor-level ticket for a seat in front of the stage, entrance to an exhibition of photos of Johnny Cash byAlan Messer, and access to an artists’ reception to meet several of the concert’s performers, including two of Johnny Cash’s children, singers Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash, and Johnny Cash’s brother, Tommy Cash.

A $75 Lower Level Package that includes a concert ticket and admission to the exhibition.

A $37.50 ticket to the benefit concert.

Performers at the concert include the Cash family members, John Carter’s wife Laura, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell, Chelsea Crowell, and the bluegrass group Dailey and Vincent.

The box office is in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, and the number is (870) 972-2781. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at astate.edu/tickets.

Additional information is available at johnnycashmus icfest.com.

Arkansas, Pages 22 on 05/01/2011

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