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Posted: March 29, 2019

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 - Everything You Need to Know

crossroads guitar festivalCrossroads Guitar Festival 2019, founded by guitar hero Eric Clapton is a music festival coming to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas from September 20 through the 21st. This will be the fifth event in the festival’s history and all profits will go towards fighting substance abuse. 

 

What is Crossroads Guitar Festival?

Founded by Clapton, the festival is a series of benefit concerts and music festivals featuring some of the biggest names in rock and blues. All profits this year will go to The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, an addiction treatment center for those that are struggling with substances, alcohol and other dependencies. Find out more here.  

The very first show was in 1999 but instead of being called the Crossroads Guitar Festival, it was titled Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert. There has since been events in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013. Notable past performers include Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Beth Hart, and more. 

 

Who is playing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019?

Alan Darby, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Bradley Walker, Buddy Guy Band, Daniel Santiago, Derek Trucks, 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, Susan Tedeschi, Tom Misch, Vince Gill.

 

When are tickets available?

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 5th. 

For those of you who have have a Citi card, will get early access to the tickets via a presale that starts on the 2nd of April. 

If you’re a fan of Eric Clapton or any of the artists mentioned above, don’t forget to check out our songs section to learn how to play some of the most iconic songs of all-time. 

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