Johnny Cash Festival

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St, New York, NY 11101
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Both casual and hardcore fans of the Man In Black will find plenty to enjoy in this multi-media event: a live reading by author Antonino D'Ambrosio from his new book A Heartbeat & A Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears followed by live musical performances recreating songs from the Bitter Tears album, a special screening of a brand new documentary Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison followed by a group of talented New York musicians performing all the songs from the "Live At Folsom Prison" album, a guitar giveaway raffle courtesy of co-sponsor GIBSON GUITARS, free Johnny Cash albums from Lost Highway/Universal plus a gallery filled with Johnny Cash photos, album covers and other memorabilia. Guitar giveaway 2 Guitars courtesy of Gibson! Free Johnny Cash Albums from Lost Highway! All ticket holders will be entered into the raffle, which will take place on the night, walk away with a free guitar and an album! Timeline of Festival Events 5:00pm: Welcome Notes 'A HEARTBEAT AND A GUITAR' Author ANTONINO D'AMBOSIO reads from his book about the making of Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears album with live musical accompaniment by Music by David Milone of Radio 4 and Anthony Rizzo with special guests playing songs from the album. Book cover art by Barack Obama 'Hope Artist' Shepard Fairey 6.30pm - 7:00pm Meet the Author, Book signing 7:00pm - 8:00pm Johnny Cash Suppertime COUNTRY BBQ RIBS, CORN ON THE COB, BURGERS AND POTATO SALAD BBQ Ribs $4 Burgers $3 Hot Dogs $1 Pulled Pork Slider $4 Corn $1 Potato Salad $1! BBQ will be open all evening! 8:00pm - 9:30pm 'Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison' Exclusive screening 9:30pm - 11:30pm The LIC Tennessee Three Tim Luntzel - Bass [Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III] Anthony Rizzo - Guitar/Musical Director [Vic Thrill/Garden Variety] Dave Berger - Drums [Elysian Fields, Ollabelle, Tav Falco & Panther Burns] RECREATION OF THE ENTIRE FOLSOM PRISON ALBUM WITH GUEST VOCALISTS - including: Jack Grace, Silbin Sandovar, Lee Ann Westover, Will Scott, Theresa Hoffman, Richard & Lesley Mazda, Jeneen Terrana, Brian Meece, Thom Brown III & Artie Shupack

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