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Our View: Cash Festival brings recognition

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012

Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 18:09

Because of our growing population and because we are a college town, we are likely to bring entertainment acts to our city and campus which will help expand our profile to outsiders and potential tourists.

The Johnny Cash Music Festival, recently being named to the “American Bus Association’s (ABA) 2013 Top 100 Events in North America,” exemplifies this.

The event, scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Convocation Center, is only in its second year but is already doing a great deal to bring the attention of music and history lovers to Northeast Arkansas.

Founded to help raise money to renovate the childhood home of Johnny Cash in Dyess, as well as establish the Johnny Cash Boyhood Museum, this year’s installment will include Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, The Civil Wars and Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne.

We are excited that Arkansas State, Jonesboro and the rest of Northeast Arkansas is being recognized on a continental level by the ABA.

With this kind of recognition, we can become a place where people from all over will visit to share in their passion for the arts.

Our region is embracing the history that surrounds us to help itself as it moves forward.

There’s more to Jonesboro than being the location of Arkansas State. It’s a place where people come together in support of something that is greater than themselves in hopes of telling a story we can all appreciate.

“Our View” is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of Arkansas State University.

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