Roseville to walk the line to Johnny Cash anniversary

January 9, 2014 by  

This weekend, Roseville old timers and new converts to the golden-oldies can enjoy a night of nostalgia at the celebration of the 46th Anniversary of Johnny Cash’s memorable concert performance at Folsom State Prison (originally held back on January 13, 1968). This Young Dempsey production will be a musical salute to the music and life of “The Man in Black”.

Southern California’s Johnny Cash tribute band The Walking Phoenixes will be presenting the night’s entertainment, featuring Laurelyn Arrington as June Carter and Drewin Young as Johnny Cash. One of this band’s recent shows is reported to have received a standing ovation from the 300 inmates at Idaho State Prison when a concert was played in the chapel there.

Adding to the night’s festivities will be James Kruk, also referred to as “King Kruk, a well-known Elvis tribute artist. Kruk has worked on national television and at the Hard Rock Hotel. He is the only Elvis impressionist to entertain at Elvis’s former Beverly Hills Mansion. He also toured nationally as Elvis in comedian Steve Martin’s play ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’.

The event will include some special guests and also honor the correctional officers at Folsom Prison. Museums from around the area will have art on loan put up for display in the lobby. Photographers may want to capture images for use in poster printing.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 11, at 7:00 pm at Harris Center at Folsom Lake College/3 Stages at Stage 1, 10 College Parkway, Folsom.