On Thursday, Eric Clapton’s team unveiled the news regarding the fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival, curated by ol ‘Slowhand himself and featuring a dream team of iconic guitar legends. It’s the first edition of the festival since 2013. The two-day festival is set for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 20-21, and features a dizzying list of participating guitarists, spread across two days:
Andy Fairweather Low
Buddy Guy Band
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.
More, from Clapton’s news release:
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.
There’s much more going on than just concerts, of course:
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 will go on sale April 5.
For full details, visit Eric Clapton’s official site.