The Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience (2017 update)

Johnny Cash Trail - Out Among the Stars dinner on Robbers' Ravine Bridge October 14, 2017 marked the completion of the two-and-a-half-mile Johnny Cash Trail that honors one of the world’s most famous country musicians and his influence on Folsom. Festivities included a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony, followed by a 4.2- and 6.2-mile timed run; a community bike ride and an outdoor festival in Folsom City Lions Park. Later that evening, the Robbers’ Ravine Bridge located in the newly completed section of the trail, provided a unique setting for “Out Among the Stars” – an exclusive outdoor dining experience that featured a menu created by Michelin star Chef de Cuisine Duncan Holmes with support from Karen’s Bakery Café.

Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash attended the ribbon cutting and she choked up as she spoke of her father’s humble nature and how honored he would have been by the event, which included hundreds of attendees. She remarked, “If my dad could see all of you people here, 14 years after he died, he would say, ‘Why me? Why did everyone do this for me?’ ”

The Art Experience

The Johnny Cash Art Trail will set the stage for a world-class public art experience to celebrate and honor The Man in Black. The project includes eight larger-than-life public art pieces and a three-acre park honoring the man in black. The art will be a collaboration between Sacramento artist Adam Romo, the Fine Art Studios of Rotblatt-Amrany and the RRM Design Group. The pieces will include two 7-foot tall bronze guitar picks at the trailheads, a 40-foot statue of Cash and a “Ring of Fire” that will glow like flame. Plans include a 3-acre park at the corner of East Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing. Learn more about the Art Experience here:

All of the Opening Day Festivities were designed to benefit the Art Experience, with proceeds earmarked for “Cash’s Pick” – two seven-foot-tall bronze guitar picks that will anchor each end of the Johnny Cash Trail. Artist Adan Romo is currently under contract to create the molds for the pick, and 2018 is targeted for installation for at least one of the Picks! This will be the first of the artworks to be installed! Additionally, at the opening day festivities, Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost gave her $50,000 allocation of a $1 million Board of Supervisors grant to the project. Likewise Visit Folsom also granted the project $50,000.

The Donor Wall

Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience - Donor WallA Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience fundraising effort continues, and the Folsom Arts Association, is accepting contributions in order to complete the park and art installations. To date thousands of dollars been donated to the Johnny Cash Trail Project through the FAA. Donors can purchase a plaque on the Donor wall located adjacent to the trail at the corner of E. Natoma and Folsom Lake Crossing, overlooking the future Legacy Park to be located on that corner. The donor wall is filling up! Follow the lead of the FAA by purchasing your plaque! Donations are accepted at

Other ways to contribute to the project include purchasing a limited edition framed “JCASH 50” license plate collectible, You can also show your support for the Johnny Cash Trail and ride in style with a limited-edition cycling kit. These men’s and women’s kits have been designed to show off your love for Cash and cycling,

Johnny Cash Art Trail