Johnny Cash would've been 84 this year and we intend to celebrate his legacy and impact by paying tribute to the master and raising funds for the Appalachian Prison Book Club.
A set of some of the best Johnny Cash songs will be shouted out by musicians as well as the crowd. You can't miss this tribute. Walk the line! and give to one of Mr. Cash's favorite causes.
Bryan Elijah Smith
Sean K. Preston and The Loaded Pistols
Jessie Ray Carter
$10 presale / $15 at the door
More about Appalachian Prison Book Club:
The Appalachian Prison Book Project (APBP) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sends free books to women and men imprisoned in six states in the Appalachian region: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Founded in 2004, APBP has sent over 17,000 books to individuals incarcerated in the Appalachia.
APBP is a labor-intensive effort that requires books, volunteers, money for postage and supplies, and lots of organizing. A fantastic team of volunteers responds to letters from imprisoned people who are looking for reading materials. The Project receives approximately 80 letters every week.
Many prisons lack adequate libraries, and books can be a real life line to people doing time. Studies have repeatedly shown that recidivism rates go down when people in prison have access to educational programs. APBP considers its work part of this larger social goal. We also believe that education is a human right that extends to those who are serving long terms and may not have the chance to leave prison.
“Prison-based education is the single most effective tool in reducing recidivism. “ —Report by the National Institute of Justice to the US Congress