The “#1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers” by Conde Nast’s Traveler, The Johnny Cash Museum teams with Nashville’s oldest and most-honored coffee company Bongo Java to perk up downtown Nashville with the addition of a coffee shop to the museum. Located within The Johnny Cash Museum at 119 Third Avenue South, Bongo Java opening in late February will offer a variety of Bongo Java’s most sought after brews alongside a selection of pastries and gourmet cafe fare.
“My family is thrilled to operate our own Bongo Java at The Johnny Cash Museum,” says The Johnny Cash Museum Founder Bill Miller. “We are all coffee aficionados and we are picky about what we drink. After an exhaustive search, we knew that Bongo would be the perfect choice for us. Bongo Java Founder Bob Bernstein has built a top notch, first class operation which produces an amazing product. We are also very pleased to offer coffee and coffee drinks which are both organic and fair trade. I am confident that the hundreds of thousands of Cash fans from around the world who visit us annually will be as excited about this great coffee as we are.”
As Nashville’s only certified organic coffee company, 100% of Bongo Java coffee is organic and bought directly from small-scale producers. The Bongo World company not only includes its anchor establishment Bongo Java, but also Bongo East, Bongo Java Roasting Co, Fido, Hot & Cold, Grins Vegetarian Restaurant and Fenwick’s 300.
“Bongo Java is excited to be part of this museum that celebrates part of Nashville’s musical culture,” says Bongo Java Founder Bob Bernstein. “Over the past 22 years, we have worked to be part of this community by supporting all sorts of non-profit groups and through opening stores in up-and-coming neighborhoods. We now feel fortunate to be part of this new museum that is part of Nashville’s growing downtown. And we of course are honored to be part of this tribute to Johnny Cash.”
About Bongo Java
Bongo is a small yet world-famous company that began with a single café in 1993 and has since grown to five cafés and two wholesale businesses supplying organic coffee and gourmet baked goods. It received world-wide attention in 1996 with the discovery of the NunBun, a cinnamon bun that looks remarkably like Mother Teresa. Bongo World supports communities by expanding the definition of quality to include how their offerings are produced, purchased and served.
About The Johnny Cash Museum
The world renowned Johnny Cash Museum recently announced the line up for the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash to mark his 83rd birthday this February. In a two day event kicking off February 27th, fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash family members, former band members and friends in a series of activities. Tickets for the celebration are $55 and can be purchased online at www.johnnycashbirthday.com. The Johnny Cash Museum is currently featuring it first temporary exhibit “The Legends of Sun Records.” The exhibit, which will run through February 2016, features artifacts that spotlight Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and drummer W.S. Holland. Since its Grand Opening in May of 2013, the museum has acquired a plethora of accolades:
- 2014 Award of Excellence – The Tennessee Association of Museums
- Gem Rating – AAA
- #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] – Conde Nast’s Traveler
- #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] – National Geographic
- 5 Nashville Must Sees – Forbes
- 7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Won’t Bust Your Budget) – Time
- 50 Reasons We’re Thankful to be Southern – Southern Living
- Reason 8 of 10 why Nashville’s SoBro is the Next Great Neighborhood – Southern Living
- 22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville – Huffington Post
- Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers – Rolling Stone
- Best Culture Stop in Nashville – Money Magazine
- 11 Great Ideas for Nearby Fall Getaways – St. Louis Post Dispatch
- 5 out of 5 stars – The Digital Journal
- Top Destination in Nashville – Group Tour Magazine
- Top 11 Hottest Museums You Need to See This Year – SmarterTravel.com
- 20 Things for 20-Somethings in Nashville – The Sudbury Star
- Two More Reasons to Visit Nashville – The Tribune (Texas)
The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. You never know who you will see at the museum as celebrities like Former VP and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, ABC Nashville cast members, ABC Dancing with The Star’s Val Chmerkovskiy, Weezer, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe and Ashton Shepherd have all been spotted at the attraction. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the museum is en route between the tourists circulated Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM. General admission is $16 with discounts for AAA, military, senior citizen and youth (6-15).To stay updated on the museum and Johnny Cash, visit www.johnnycash.com or www.johnnycashmuseum.com.