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Folsom Announces Johnny Cash Trail 5th Anniversary Dinner

9/9/2022 | By Johnny Cash Trail| Folsom Events

The Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation and the City of Folsom announce a very special event to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Johnny Cash Trail. Learn more about the celebration and get your tickets before they’re gone!

Johnny Cash Trail 5th Anniversary Dinner

On October 21, 2022, the Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation is collaborating with the City of Folsom to host a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration to honor the 5th anniversary of the Johnny Cash Trail with special guests, including John Carter Cash.

Enjoy an incredible dinner and appetizers created by Chef William Hartzell of Represa Grill. Sip on beer, wine, and whiskey, participate in a live auction, and dance to country music by the Granite City Ramblers.

Special guests John Carter Cash, trail artist Adan Romo, and more will be on hand for an intimate conversation over dinner.

There are only 300 seats available for this incredible event, so get yours now!


Johnny Cash Trail Pays Homage to the Legacy of Cash in Folsom

The Johnny Cash Trail is a paved multi-use bike and pedestrian trail in Folsom, CA, that passes by the iconic Folsom Prison.

The trail is also home to the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience, a planned public art installation featuring sculptures honoring the life and music of Johnny Cash.

In 1968, Cash recorded an album in front of a live audience of inmates and guards at Folsom Prison. He opened the show with his hit song, Folsom Prison Blues.

From that moment on, Folsom and its prison became synonymous with Johnny Cash, and every year Cash fans from all over the world travel to the Northern California town to see the prison that Cash made famous.

The City of Folsom wanted to create an experience for Cash fans near and far. The result is the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience.

A paved bike and pedestrian trail that passes by the prison allows locals and visitors to see the place that inspired Cash’s legendary song and album. Folsom is known for its expansive world-renowned trail network, so adding a trail connecting Historic Folsom to Folsom Dam was the perfect solution.

In 2017, the trail debuted with a community fun run and Grand Opening ceremony attended by Cash’s daughter, Cindy Cash, and an intimate dinner on the newly installed Robbers Ravine Bridge.

Following the trail launch, the City of Folsom got to work on the project's next phase: installing the art experience.

The Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience

Installation of the world-class art experience is the next step in completing Folsom’s homage to Cash.

Johnny Cash Trail artist Adan Romo has been overseeing the fabrication of the first art piece: Cash’s Pick. Two 7-foot tall steel guitar picks will mark the beginning and end of the trail.

The long-awaited first installment has taken longer than expected due to the global pandemic, manufacturing shortages, and shutdowns. However, the first sculptures are in production, and Romo is excited to install and present the first of many public pieces of art inspired by Johnny Cash.

See the art that’s coming to the Johnny Cash Trail.

Celebrate 5 Years of Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom

The 5th Anniversary Dinner is a wonderful way to celebrate 5 years of the Johnny Cash Trail and its impact on Folsom. Every day, cyclists, hikers, visitors, and families traverse the trail, enjoying the bounty of natural beauty that Folsom has to offer.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event. The intimate dinner will sell out fast, so get your tickets now and celebrate the anniversary of an incredible project that could only be found in Folsom.