Johnny Cash Tribute Concert Canceled
A show commemorating the 40th anniversary or Johnny Cash's famous concert at Folsom State Prison has been canceled. The tribute concert, originally scheduled for this Sunday, would have been held in the same dining hall where Cash performed for inmates on January 13, 1968.
The cancellation has resulted in a lot of finger pointing. Folsom State Prison officials are blaming the concert promoters, citing problems with security, media access and filming rights. But the promoters say the prison is to blame, as its officials broke promises in their agreement.
The show was set to feature several of Cash's original band members playing some of his most beloved songs.It was to be streamed live over the Internet and would have benefited four nonprofit groups.