Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers Among Guitar Stars Joining Clapton For Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

More than 20 of the world’s best axemen will descend upon Chicago this summer for Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The date is June 26 and the place is Toyota Park, located in Bridgeview, Ill., just outside the Windy City. Guitar slingers lined so far for the one-day event include B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, Doyle Bramhall II and Buddy Guy as well as ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers Band. Vince Gill, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow will also appear.

Other artists appearing at Crossroads include Steve Winwood, Sonny Landreth, Bert Jansch, , James Burton, Earl Klugh, Robert Cray, Albert Lee and Hubert Sumlin.

All profits from the festival will benefit the Clapton-founded addiction treatment and education facility The Crossroads Centre, located on the West Indies island of Antigua.

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” Clapton said in a statement. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

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