Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn set for Johnny Cash Music Festival

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Additionally, legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth annual event. The concert is set for August 15th and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR. Showtime is 7 pm and tickets go on sale February 28th.

“If we had any one of these four individuals on the bill, we would have an extremely successful event, but having all four at once is a real coup for the Johnny Cash Music Festival,” Carter said. “The reputation of the event and generosity of the people at Arkansas State and in Jonesboro continue to grow each year. This is going to be a great show.”

“I am extremely honored to be part of such a great event and worthwhile cause,” Lowry said. “Johnny Cash is a legend and this concert pays homage to that and all of the great things he stood for. I am especially pleased to be hosting an event that stars not one, not two but three Country Music Hall of Fame members. Reba, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn on the same bill– that’s a lot of star power in one room.”

“When I was asked to perform at the Johnny Cash Music Festival, there was absolutely no hesitation,” McEntire said.  ”I have always had a great deal of respect for Johnny Cash, and not just because he was one of the finest entertainers, performers and recording artists this industry has ever known.  It is also because of his compassion and generosity. The fact that some of the money raised from these concerts goes into a scholarship fund to help deserving kids further their education is something I know would make him very proud.  I’m also really happy that I will be playing on the campus of Arkansas State again– we had a great time when I performed there years ago.  Jonesboro is a very hospitable town, and I look forward to being there again.”

As in year’s past, proceeds from this year’s event will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas, as well as support a scholarship fund established in the international superstar’s name.

Tickets for the Johnny Cash Music Festival will go on sale February 28th and are available at Arkansas State’s Central Box Office and online at Tickets can also be purchased by logging onto the official website of the Johnny Cash Music Festival. Call to purchase tickets toll-free at 1-888-278-3267.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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