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Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark, Jr. To Join Eric Clapton At Crossroads Guitar Festival
Guitar giant Eric Clapton pulled out all the stops for the latest edition his Crossroads Guitar Festival, announcing he'll be joined by Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark, Jr., Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Walsh, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and many more for the fest, set for Sept.20-21 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.
Unlike many annual festivals, Crossroads only takes place every few years, making this gathering of six-string slingers an extra-special occasion, the first one since 2013 and only the fifth-ever installment dating back to 2004.
.@EricClapton brought the Crossroads Guitar Festival to MSG on this night in 2013, where he was joined on stage by star-studded line up including @AllmanBrothers Band, B.B King, and more. #EricClapton pic.twitter.com/lvLiEtWA3m
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There will also be plenty of guitar activities with the Guitar Center Village at the Victory Plaza, adjacent to the arena, with interactive exhibits plus master guitar clinics and solo performances. The two-day festival will feature different set of artists each day. The schedule is yet-to-be-released, but Clapton, as the host, will perform both days.
All proceeds from the festival will benefit Clapton's Crossroads Centre, a rehab center in Antigua the GRAMMY-winner founded in the Caribbean.
Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival go on sale Apr. 5 at 10 a.m. CDT. with select pre-sale starting Apr. 2 at 10 a.m. CDT.