Music Takes Center Stage in August in the Arkansas Delta

August is a music-filled month in the Arkansas Delta. If you love music, you have some great options to enjoy in August.

2013 johnny cash music festival 2The 4th annual Johnny Cash Music Festival concert will be held on Aug. 15 at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. This year’s performers include Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Mark Lowry, who will serve as host of the event. As in past years, the johnny cash boyhood home restoredproceeds from the festival helps fund restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess and supports a scholarship fund established in Cash’s name. In conjunction with the Johnny Cash Music Festival, the grand opening of Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in Dyess is being  held on Aug. 16. Many members of the Cash family will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the complex. You can find out more about the Johnny Cash Music Festival and the grand opening of Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash by logging on to http://dyesscash.astate.edu.

There are other great musical offerings this month, including Drake White & The Big Fire in concert at the Grand Prairie Center in drake whiteStuttgart on Aug. 16, kicking off the center’s 2014-2015 Performance Series. Visit www.pccua.edu/GPC for details. Award-winning country music songstress Martina McBride, member of the Grandmartina mcbridge Ole Opry and three-time Country Music Association female vocalist of the year, plays the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Aug. 29 as part of the facility’s 5th anniversary celebration. Log on to www.EACC.edu for more information.

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Date: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
City: Jonesboro
Address: 217 Olympic Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Description: Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Mark Lowry will all take the stage for this performance honoring the late legendary Arkansas native Johnny Cash. As with past concerts, proceeds go toward the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess plus support a scholarship fund established ...