Rock Hall to honor Johnny Cash at 21st Annual Music Masters Concert

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CLEVELAND – John Carter Cash, the son of June Carter and Johnny Cash, has been named executive bandleader for the 21st Annual Music Masters Concert, which is put on by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University. This year, the event celebrates the life and legend of his father, Johnny Cash, the legendary “Man in Black.”

The week-long program begins on Monday, Oct. 17 and will feature  interviews, panels and educational programs, including a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University. (A complete schedule of events will be announced in the coming weeks.)

Keyboardist Tony Harrell will be the band director for the series, and other artists performing during the week include Mike Ness of Social Distortion, singer-songwritier Eilen Jewell, and the punk band X.

Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny, will also be giving a performance and interview during the week. Another daughter, Tara Cash Schwoebel, will be on hand for the Rock Hall’s Johnny Cash Day on Oct. 22 signing copies of her book “Recollections by J.R. Cash: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash.”

Tickets for the Oct. 21 Annual Music Masters Concert will be available to Rock Hall members beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at

Tickets for the General Public will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Playhouse Square box office, by calling 216-241-6000, or by visiting

Tickets for the “Intimate Evening with Rosanne Cash” are $5.50 and will be available at at 11a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28.