The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will be cancelled for 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Adam Long, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites director, announced the cancellation on Wednesday, June 23.
Originally, the festival was set to be held Oct. 17-19 in Dyess. Festival organizers are already planning the 2021 festival.
“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,” Long said in a statement.
The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival was first held in 2017 in fields adjacent to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. It evolved out of the Johnny Cash Music Feestival, which was held from 2011 to 2014.