Crow, Stapleton Amongst Artists Named in Johnny Money Competition Lineup
Fourteen critically acclaimed music performers make up the total lineup for the digital Johnny Money Heritage Competition, in accordance with a press launch from officers of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Money Boyhood Dwelling.
The competition, scheduled to stream Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, after which be obtainable on-demand for ticketholders for every week, will characteristic a world slate of presenters and performers, together with unique musical performances by a number of the trade’s main names.
The characteristic efficiency of the competition is the first-ever live performance from contained in the Johnny Money Boyhood Dwelling by Money’s daughter, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Money. Along with her personal efficiency, Money has curated a collection of unique performances by 14 different artists.
“I’m thrilled and delighted to return to Dyess to carry out the primary live performance from the lounge of my father’s boyhood dwelling,” Money says. “This thrilling profit occasion raises funds to proceed our mission of bringing consideration to the wealthy historical past of my father within the Arkansas Delta and the New Deal-era colony the place he was raised. I’m happy to announce the opposite artists who will likely be becoming a member of the competition with unique performances of a few of my father’s best-known songs.”
The artists becoming a member of Money are Cedric Burnside, Jessica Coombs, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Dailey & Vincent, Erin Enderlin, Vince Gill, Sarah Jarosz, Jamey Johnson, Keb’ Mo’, The Milk Carton Youngsters, Margo Value, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton. The artists, representing a wide range of strands of American music, are a number of the hottest performers within the nation.
After profitable music occasions in Arkansas State College’s First Nationwide Financial institution Area starting in 2011, the profit occasion was expanded to a three-day heritage competition in 2017 and moved to Dyess. This yr’s competition would be the first to be held just about.
“We couldn’t be extra excited by this yr’s lineup,” says competition director Dr. Adam Lengthy. “We have been dissatisfied to need to cancel final yr’s competition, and we’re thrilled to have the ability to revive the competition on this new format that creates a singular alternative to contain a worldwide viewers and a world slate of symposium audio system.”
The theme for this yr’s tutorial symposium is “Social Justice within the Life and Music of Johnny Money.” Classes will spotlight Johnny Money’s work with jail reform and his advocacy of Native American rights in his album “Bitter Tears.” One other spotlight will likely be a behind-the-scenes take a look at the set up of statues of Johnny Money and civil rights chief Daisy Gatson Bates in Nationwide Statuary Corridor within the U.S. Capitol.
Ticket costs are $35 plus relevant charges for the total digital competition, which can happen Oct. 15-16 and can stay obtainable on-demand for ticketholders for seven days. A $75 VIP ticket contains the whole thing of the digital competition and an in-person occasion on the campus of Arkansas State on the night of Oct. 15. This in-person occasion will characteristic dwell music, food and drinks, and a screening of the live performance from the boyhood dwelling.
The competition is coordinated by Arkansas State College Heritage Websites and licensed by the John R. Money Revocable Belief.
Registration and ticket gross sales are at present obtainable at JohnnyCashHeritageFestival.com
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