Musical Heritage Foundation Hosts Johnny Cash Exhibit


The Asbury Musical Heritage Foundation, “Where Music Lives” will present “Greeting from Johnny Cash, the Asbury Park Years” at their space on 708 Cookman Ave.

The opening reception is Sept. 14 from 7 to 10p.m.

The exhibit was made possible by entrepreneur and longtime Cash compadre, Henry Vaccaro. Vaccaro had been a close family friend and business partner, and had accumulated important Johnny Cash memorabilia over the course of their long friendship.

Focusing on many important crossroads in his life, the Johnny Cash exhibit will take diehard fans on a fascinating journey of his Asbury Park timeline. Cash, along with Vaccaro and TV Anchor Ernie Anastis, purchased the Berkeley Carteret Hotel back in 1985, and it was then that Johnny Cash walked the streets (and boardwalks) of our city by the sea.

This exhibit is comprised of photography, memorabilia and a vast wealth of important and original Cash documents and letters accrued through the Asbury years and beyond. The Asbury Musical Heritage Foundation would like to invite you to their exhibit opening reception on Saturday, September 14 at their 708 Cookman space. The event will run from 7-10pm and foundation members will be on hand to answer questions about this unique and historical exhibit.

For more information on “Greetings from Johnny Cash, The Asbury Years”, or to find out how to get involved with The Asbury Musical Heritage Foundation, “Where Music Lives,” go to

Pictured above – Henry Vaccaro signs copies of his book, Greeting from Johnny Cash, the Asbury Park Years at an Asbury Park First Saturday celebration last winter. Photo courtesy of

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