Eric Clapton’s third Crossroads Guitar Festival will take place at Chicago’s Toyota Park on June 26. In addition to Slowhand, the festival will feature performances by Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Albert Lee, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Hubert Sumlin and John Mayer, among others. Clapton has history with many of the event’s performers, especially his hero BB King. His recent collaboration with the Allman Brothers Band and current tour with Beck should also spur some sit ins.
“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” said Clapton in a statement. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”
Other acts scheduled to appear include Robert Randolph (who regularly sits in with Clapton on “Crossroads”), Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
The festival’s complete lineup includes:
Allman Brothers Band
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos Doyle Bramhall II Earl Klugh Eric Clapton Gary Clark Jr.