The Songs of Johnny & June

Celebrating the lives of country music’s iconic couple

Melissa MacKenzie and Jacob Hemphill are Johnny Cash and June Carter

After playing packed houses on a tour of the Maritimes last year, The Songs of Johnny & June returns to Confederation Centre of the Arts this summer as part of The 2023 Charlottetown Festival. 

The Songs of Johnny & June celebrates the lives and songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter—country music’s most iconic couple. From their first meeting to their final days, the show follows the legendary pair’s storied relationship through the renowned songs that audience members know and love, as well as stories they may have never heard.

The lively cabaret from PEI’s Kitbag Theatre features Island talent including Jacob Hemphill and Melissa MacKenzie, with direction from Rebecca Parent, accompanied by local musicians Josh Langille (drums), Sam Langille (bass), Logan Richard (guitar) in the band. The show is full of hit songs like “Jackson,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire.” 

Performances of The Songs of Johnny & June run at The Mack from July 6–September 2.