Icon Entertainment Group celebrated the world-famous Johnny Cash Museum yesterday with an open-to-the-public event right in the heart of downtown at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ. The party included an unveiling of a commemorative “Johnny Cash Way” street sign on 3rd Avenue, live music from John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash as well as special appearances by Carlene Carter, Joanne Cash and Cindy Cash, a live Rubik’s Cube Johnny Cash mosaic creation and much more.
“It’s gratifying to know that 10 years after the opening of The Johnny Cash Museum, the interest in Johnny and his legacy has not only maintained but has significantly grown,” said Bill Miller, Icon Entertainment Group’s founder and CEO, adding, “this is evidenced not only by the year over year increase in visitors, but also by readers of USA Today naming Johnny Cash Museum the number one music museum in America for 2023.”
The event commemorating 10 years since its opening of the Johnny Cash Museum was a day full of celebrating the Man in Black as well as the museum that stands today to honor him that has become a staple of Music City. Guests enjoyed Cash karaoke and trivia throughout the afternoon on the unique second floor of Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ. The evening kicked off with a performance by the band The Cash Kings and culminated with John Carter Cash and family taking the audience on a musical journey of his father’s life.
About the Johnny Cash Museum
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023, the Johnny Cash Museum is officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash and features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Ranked the #1 Music Museum in the world by Forbes, Condé Nast and National Geographic Traveler and voted the Best Music Museum in the 2023 USA Today/10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, the museum is also one of only six Nashville attractions to garner the coveted AAA Gem Rating and has welcomed millions of visitors to-date. With state-of-the-art exhibits, personal letters, stage costumes, guitars, handwritten lyrics and contributions from family members and notable friends and an expansive gift shop, the museum is THE premier Cash venue to visit. Open every day in the heart of downtown Nashville.
About Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ
Johnny Cash is known around the world as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and fans can now discover a more personal side of the “Man in Black” at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ. Experience a tribute to many of Johnny’s favorite passions – cooking, serving and eating delicious Southern food and providing warm and friendly hospitality – with a big dose of great live music thrown in for good measure. Offering famous fried chicken, classic barbecue dishes, delicious desserts and more, Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ recreates the warmth and authenticity of Johnny and June Cash’s home and features many never-before-seen photos and artifacts that provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the superstar. Rustic decor created from rough-hewn timbers, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, intricate stained glass windows and antiques provide the welcoming atmosphere that was customary at Johnny and June’s own table. The restaurant’s second floor is home to One21, a unique event space that can accommodate 200-plus guests with a full bar and performance stage and also hosts live music and DJs every weekend. CashBarandBBQ.com.