Every spring, Symphony Space on the UWS hosts a FREE Wall to Wall music marathon with a different theme. This year it is Wall to Wall Johnny Cash, with more than two dozen bands and performers playing his music, and music inspired by the legendary country music star.
Wall to Wall Johnny Cash is Saturday, April 25, 4pm to 11pm, concluding with a bluegrass celebration of Cash led by Grammy-winning banjo player Alison Brown and an all-star band.
Wall to Wall Johnny Cash is divided into two sections –
Starting at 4pm, Love & Death focuses on his sweet, heartfelt side, including songs about his great longtime love affair with wife June Carter Cash, and also songs from his darker side.
Starting at 7pm, Prison features songs with an outlaw heart, including a full set from the iconic live album At Folsm Prison, performed by the band Superhuman Happiness.
Admission is free, but the line to get in, as audience members come and go, can be an hour or more.
There also are reserved seats at $100 for either section or $150 for the entire evening. The tickets are entirely tax deductible and help support free programs such as this at Symphony Space.
Click here for the full list of performers and to purchase tickets.
Symphony Space is at Broadway and 95th Street, one block from the busy 96th Street subway stop. Please be courteous of UWS residents and do not block the sidewalk.
Johnny Cash died in 2003.
Johnny Cash photo courtesy ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images