Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival is Back
Eric Clapton has announced the fifth installment of his Crossroads Guitar Festival, a mega concert to benefit The Crossroads Center in Antigua, a substance-abuse rehabilitation facility founded by Clapton.
Originally started in New York in 1999, the festival has taken place in 2004, 2007, 2010 and the last time in 2013. This year, the festival returns to American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 20-21.
In addition to the concerts, the Guitar Center Festival Village will be featured on Victory Plaza adjacent to the arena. Ernie Ball, Fender, Gibson, Martin, PRS and more will host interactive exhibits where guitar enthusiasts can plug in and play new products and classic favorites. In addition, the Guitar Center Festival Village Stage Presented by Ernie Ball will host master guitar clinics and solo performances by main stage artists, next generation guitar virtuosos and special surprise guests. The Guitar Center Festival Village will be open from 12pm to 8pm each day and is free to all ticket holders.
For more info on the festival, head on over to crossroadsguitarfestival.com.
2019 Crossroads Festival lineup (in alphabetical order):
Alan Darby, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Bradley Walker, Buddy Guy Band, Daniel Santiago, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gustavo Santaolalla, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Jerry Douglas, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Los Lobos, Pedro Martins, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sheryl Crow, Sonny Landreth, Susan Tedeschi, Tom Misch, Vince Gill