Austin 101 Magazine

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Returns to Dallas

In September, music legend Eric Clapton brings this epic music festival back to Dallas. The first festival was held in Dallas in 2004 at The Cotton Bowl then bounced to Chicago and NYC. The last fest was over 6 years ago.

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.

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All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons- Crossroads Centre Antigua.

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The best guitarists and artists in the world are on this year’s roster including: Clapton himself, Austin’s Gary Clark Jr., Billy Gibbons (Houston), and Jimmie Vaughan, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Citizen Cope, Johnny Lang, Peter Frampton, and many more. The fest is held over two nights at American Airlines Center.

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The daytime village is held from 12 to 8pm and will include tons of gear, guitar clinics and demos, and live music from sponsors like Gibson, Fender, Guitar Center, and more.

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More about the festival here.

 

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