The internationally renowned Johnny Cash Museum will host their annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash and the Grand Opening of the museum’s new wing featuring interactive exhibits on February 26-27 in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Celebrating what would have been the man in black’s 84th birthday and the grand opening of the exhibit, the Birthday Bash event will feature special guests Lorrie Bennett (Anita Carter’s daughter), Branson On The Road, Tommy Cash; Cash’s longtime recording engineers, David Ferguson and Jack Grochmal; AP and Sara Carter’s granddaughter Rita Forrester; Johnny Cash Museum talent; Cash’s longtime drummer, W.S. Holland; Joanne Cash Yates; and more. Johnny Cash Museum Founders and Johnny Cash Radio Show hosts, Bill and Shannon Miller will host the event.
Carlene Carter has also been added to list of special guests scheduled to appear!
The new space will showcase many unique interactive features, memorabilia, costumes and more. Throughout the new wing, fans have the opportunity to interact with the man in black through his music. One of the many highlights of the exhibit is a technology-driven area that provides attendees the opportunity to mix their own versions of Cash’s songs.
Additionally, costumes, props and other artifacts from the Golden Globe and Academy award-winning movie, Walk The Line, will also be on display.
On Saturday, February 27th only, the legendary “One Piece at a Time” car, made famous by Cash’s song of the same name that peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Country Singles chart in 1976, will be on display in Nashville for the first time in decades. Fans can photograph and be photographed in the car. The Cadillac was built using parts manufactured from 1949 to 1973.
Scheduled highlights of the Birthday Bash are Meet N’ Greets, Q&A’s with special guests, intimate guest performances, trivia contests, and more. A fan favorite of the annual event is the Fan Jam, which puts the spotlight on attendees.
The Birthday Bash Fan Jam has become a perennial favorite for our attendees. It’s a chance for the fans to experience the spotlight and pay tribute to Johnny through song” Johnny Cash Museum Founder, Bill Miller states.
Fans can bring their own instruments and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform some of Cash’s greatest hits with Cash’s one and only drummer, W.S. Holland.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville (119 Third Ave.), the museum displays possessions spanning Cash’s 48-year music career and personal items, comprised of family photos, home furnishings, handwritten letters, as well as belongings from his early life as the son of a cotton farmer in Arkansas and his time in the U.S. Air Force.
The Johnny Cash museum is open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily. For more information, please visit www.johnnycashmuseum.com.