‘Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience’ to play at Penn State Feb. 20

Music legend’s biggest hits will come to life in multimedia stage and screen event

A band of six man and woman musicians perform on a stage while archival footage of Johnny Cash is screened behind them.

“Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience” will bring songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to Penn State in a way that audiences haven’t seen or heard before.

With throwback video of the artist from episodes of “The Johnny Cash Show” projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany Johnny in perfect sync. The stage and multimedia event will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Tickets are $63 and $48 for an adult, $46 and $31 for a person 18 and younger, and $15 for a University Park student. Buy tickets online. Tickets are also available by calling 814-863-0255 or in person, weekdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Visit “Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience” online for more information.

The concert experience will showcase iconic performances from the TV show and highlight the spirit of the legend by revisiting some of his memorable words and anecdotes. Johnny will perform some of his biggest hits, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line.” He will share stories of people he met along the way whose causes he championed — the working man from all walks of life. Plus, onstage male and female singers will split vocal duties performing their own takes on Johnny Cash’s hits.

Read a Center for the Performing Arts interview with event Creative Producer Dean Elliott on what to expect.

Read a center interview with lead guitarist Debbie Horton about first meeting and then performing with Johnny Cash.

The show will also feature on-screen narration by Johnny’s son, John Carter Cash.

“My father’s music has resonated deeply with fans around the world, and we’re looking forward to bringing this music experience to cities across North America,” John said. “I will help narrate the evening and share some intimate stories from my father’s personal life and career in music.”

Johnny Cash is one of the most important, influential and respected artists in the history of recorded music. From the monumental live prison albums to his extraordinary series of commentaries on the American spirit and human condition to a mesmerizing canon of gospel recordings to his remarkable and unprecedented late-life artistic triumphs of will and wisdom, his impact on our culture is profound and continuing.

“Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience” is produced by GEAlive, Quatro Entertainment, Maple Tree Entertainment, the Estate of Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash and Sandbox Succession.

ASL accessibility

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this performance. Contact the Arts Ticket Center via email or by calling 814-863‑0255 to discuss ASL seating preferences.


Penn Highlands Healthcare is the corporate sponsor.

Lam and Lina Hood sponsor the performance.

Support for accessibility services is provided by William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support and Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment.

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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