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Johnny Cash tribute band to perform at Holly
Gray Sartin stars as Johnny Cash in the tribute show coming Friday to the Holly Theater in Dahlonega.

Johnny Cash Tribute Show

When: 8 p.m. Friday, May 4

Where: Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega

How much: Adults: $15

More info: 706-864-3759

The Man in Black is back — or, at least, the next best thing.

Johnny Cash Now, a tribute band honoring the late country legend, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Holly Theater in Dahlonega.

“We’re going to take folks back to 1969 to see the Johnny Cash show just the way Johnny did it back then,” lead singer Gray Sartin said.

The show will include tribues to other artists who performed with Cash in that era, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. Cash’s greatest hits will be performed as well.

“We wanted people to feel they were sitting in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the Johnny Cash TV show, which aired on ABC from 1969 to 1971,” Sartin said. “We studied every detail from set design to costumes to instrumentation and created the videos posted on our website ( and people have been giving us great feedback.”

And Sartin says the venue is perfect for the show.

“The Holly is the kind of theater Cash would have played back in the early days, and we think people will come when they find out they can see a re-enactment of a vintage Cash show. That’s why our slogan is Relive the Magic,” he said.