Carson City Kiwanis holding Johnny Cash tribute concerts in Virginia City

Two performances of old-time country music are planned in Virginia City to pay tribute to The Man in Black.

Carson City Kiwanis is bringing its Johnny Cash tribute concert back for the second year at Piper’s Opera House at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

The 80-minute shows will open with comedian Paul Bronken before Jimmie Ray and Cindi Cantrell with Black Train reprise the work of country legend Johnny Cash.

The event is Kiwanis’ biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will help pay for service programs in the community.

The Kiwanis club, which has operated in Carson City since 1959, raises money for programs that benefit children as well as the elderly and disabled. It holds only a few fundraisers a year, allowing it to complete dozens of service projects annually.

“We try to give back to seniors and children of Carson City,” said Kadee Mason, president-elect of Carson City Kiwanis. “We are very active in the community. We provide hotdogs for the Cops and Kids program and we cook breakfast for WNC staff when they come back to school.”

Kiwanis also puts on an annual Easter egg hunt and back-to-school shopping sprees for underprivileged children, and supports the Meals on Wheels program, among other projects.

“To be able to give back and watch the kids and seniors flourish through the work that we do is why we do it,” Mason said.

Tickets for $25 per person can be purchased at or at American Family Insurance, 808 College Parkway, Suite 106, or by calling 775-847-0433 or Mason at 775-230-8239.

Tickets also will be sold at the door. Drinks will be available for purchase.


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