From his final resting place in Tennessee, to right here in Ventura, fans of the late Johnny Cash will celebrate his 82nd birthday with live music and festivities. Bands like Cash’d Out, One More Round, the Walking Phoenixes, and the Mighty Cash Cats will pay homage to the “Man in Black” with tribute songs and Cash inspired music. Notable events include the Johnny Cash 82nd Birthday Bash in New York, the Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration in Nashville, the Cash Bash in Indianapolis, the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at the Boarderline in Thousand Oaks and the Star Lounge in Ventura, Ca.
“Every year since his passing in 2003, my Dad’s legacy becomes more ingrained in our collective conscious. The Johnny Cash Museum in Tennessee, the movies, the biographies, the postage stamp, the tribute acts, they’re all memories of my Dad. There’s even a new album of unreleased music coming out in March”, said daughter, Cindy Cash. For the last 4 years, Cindy has helped produce the Roadshow Revival—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Father’s Day weekend. The Event features Outlaw Country, Rockabilly and Johnny Cash tribute acts. Cindy books bands and curates a Memorabilia Gallery in hopes that “people will remember my Dad as a man who came from humble beginnings and stayed that way. He treated people with respect and loved his family deeply. And, that he and my Mother, Vivian Liberto, lived and worked here in Ventura. (Johnny moved his wife, children, and parents to Casitas Springs in 1961 and had an office on Main Street. First wife, Vivian Liberto was an active member of the Ventura community until her passing in 2005).”
Johnny Cash’s Career spanned almost five decades. He was a pioneer of Rockabilly and Rock and Roll music. He wrote over a thousand songs and released dozens of albums. He won 19 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is an American music icon; a prolific artist whose fan base spans five generations. He was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas.
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