The Highwaymen on Tour (1990)

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Thanks to http://ozzybeef.wordpress.com, for sharing this picture at his ‘It’s Great To Be Alive” blog.  I always get a pick-me-up from all the music he has posted there, and learn something, too.

9/9 – LITTLE ROCK – AR
9/10 – DALLAS – TX
9/11 – HOUSTON – TX
9/13 – LAS CRUCES – NM
9/14 – DENVER – CO
9/17 – TUCSON – AZ
9/18 – PHOENIX – AZ
9/19 – LAKESIDE – CA
9/20 – BAKERSFIELD – CA
9/21 – UNIVERSAL CITY – CA
9/22 – COSTS MESA – CA
9/25 – PORTLAND – OR
9/27 – SACRAMENTO – CA
9/28 – CONCORD – CA
9/29 MOUNTAIN VIEW – CA
10/1 -UNIVERSAL – CA
10/2 – FRESNO – CA
10/3 – BURBANK – CA
10/4-9 LAS VEGAS – NV

“Johnny Cash was concerned about the plight of Arkansas farmers following the televised reports of serious spring flooding.  He wanted to do something and thought of a benefit concert by the Highwaymen.  Since Barton Coliseum was available at the beginning of the group’s 1990 Southwestern United Sates tour, he started the wheels rolling.  Cash called Governor Bill Clinton who arranged for hte ticket money to be given to the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services so there would be no overhead or administrative expenses for distribution to Arkansas farmers.

So the Highwaymen were  here to give a concert.  But more than that, they were here to give their talents so that all of the proceeds ($196,437.00) from this concert can help with farm flooding relief.  The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, normally receive more than $100,000 per concert, but appeared here at no charge.  The Arkansas Democrat, radio station KSSN and KARK-TV agreed to present and promote the concert.  Arkansas businesses, corporations and individuals have donated funds to cover the remaining costs of the concert.”

Jan Coney
Wright, Arkansas

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