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Eric Clapton Announces 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Eric Clapton, 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival, Rock and Blues Muse


Festival Lineup include Derek Trucks, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph, Billy Gibbons, Doyle Bramhall II, Jonny Lang, Keb’ Mo’ Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow and more.

Attendees can expect two different nights of music. While not all artists will perform both nights Eric Clapton definitely will. EC threw the first Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas and then moved the event to Chicago for 2007 and 2010. The previous event took place in New York City in 2013. Past Crossroads Festivals have featured plenty of surprise and impromptu jams and collaborations.

Widely considered one of the world’s all-time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced the fifth installment of the Crossroads Guitar Festival. The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players, will take place September 20-21 in the city that hosted the first-ever Crossroads Guitar Festival, Dallas Texas

Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause. This year’s Festival will feature two-nights of musical performances with once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations. Known as pioneers in their field, the roster of artists spans old and new. The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams that are the hallmark of these performers.

The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a 2-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVD’s. The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 and 2010 were the second and third such concerts by Clapton and were staged at Toyota Park in Chicago.  Both Festivals were filmed for DVDs and met similar acclaim and achieved multi-platinum status.  The fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2013 brought the world’s best guitar players to the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York and met with huge critical acclaim.

In addition to the concerts, the Guitar Center Festival Village will be featured on Victory Plaza adjacent to the arena. Some of the world’s best guitar and gear manufacturers, including 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, 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.

Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival may be purchased as follows: Citi® cardmembers will have first access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 2 at 10am CT through Wednesday, April 3 at 10pm CT.  Presale tickets will be available through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete details, please visit General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, April 5th at 10am CT via

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Donations to the Centre can be made via the donation button on the website.

Two Different Nights of Music.
Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights but Eric Clapton Will Perform Both Nights.

Full Lineup
Alan Darby
Albert Lee
Andy Fairweather Low
Billy Gibbons
Bradley Walker
Buddy Guy Band
Daniel Santiago
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
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Tom Misch
Vince Gill

What a line up!

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster (9/20 / 9/21). Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua.

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