Johnny Cash with his guitar
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

Johnny Cash Day

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00am

Celebrating the 1992 Rock & Roll  Hall of Fame Inductee. 

Johnny Cash’s youngest daughter, Tara Cash Schwoebel, will participate in a Johnny Cash Day at the Rock Hall. She will be signing copies of her new book, Recollections by J.R. Cash: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash. The book gives fans a glimpse into the country legends childhood and will be available for purchase at the Rock Hall store. Included with a general admission ticket, fans will also be able to participate in a panel with the Cash family historian, enjoy live music from local bands, gain an understanding of Cash’s impact and influence on popular music, and watch special archival videos of Cash’s performances. 


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11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Cash & Kids - Bring your kids and play acoustic guitars with guitarist Diana Chittester, play Johnny Cash Madlibs, color pictures of Johnny Cash, listen to his children’s album, and test your geography on a map from “I’ve Been Everywhere.” – Eat-to-the-Beat (3rd Floor)

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Watch various reels – some never before seen – of Johnny Cash in various performances, concerts, and television shows. See Johnny Cash perform at the Tennessee Prison in Behind Prison Walls (1976) – Forest City Theater (Main Exhibit Hall)

12:00 p.m.: “Cash & Friends” panel discussion featuring Mark Stielper, the Cash Trust’s archivist and historian; Lou Robin, Cash manager and concert promoter; W.S. Holland, Cash’s longtime drummer; David Ferguson, Cash’s American Recordings producer – Foster Theater (4th Floor)

1:00-3:00 p.m.: Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts playing hits by Cash and friends – Klipsch Audio main stage

1:30 p.m.: British photographer Andy Earl discusses the American Recordings photographs that he took of Johnny Cash – Foster Theater (4th Floor)

2:30-4:00 p.m.: Tara Cash Schwoebel will sign copies of her book Recollections: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash – FYE Store

2:30 p.m.: Watch Johnny Cash perform on Austin City Limits – Foster Theater (4th Floor)

Courtesy of Tara Cash Schwoebel

Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of one of those pioneering figures in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education department. Drawing together music experts, artists, fans and friends, these events aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century. The Music Masters series began in 1996 when the museum paid tribute to Woody Guthrie with a 10-day celebration of his life and legacy. Other honorees include Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Rodgers and more.