How I wish I was on my way to Chicago…..
Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 26th at the Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007.
The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists, all of whom are hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself.
The complete performance schedule for the all day event was posted today on Eric’s Fan Club site:
Check out this lineup:
11:50A – 12:15P Sonny Landreth
12:20P – 12:55P Robert Randolply joined by Joe Bonamassa, & Pino Daneile
1P – 1:40P Robert Cray with Jimmie Vaughan, & Hubert Sumlin
1:45P – 2P Bert Jansch
2:05P – 2:20P Stefan Grossman
2:25P – 2:50P ZZ Top
3P – 3:40P Doyle Bramhall joined by Gary Clark, Sheryl Crow
3:50P – 4:35P Vince Gill joined by Albert Lee, James Burton, Keb Mo
4:45P – 5P Citizen Cope
5:05P – 5:20P Earl Klugh
5:25P – 5:50P John Mayer
6P – 6:35P Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang
6:45P – 7:35P Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band joined by Warren Haynes, Sheryl Crow, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas, & Johnny Winter
7:45P – 8:20P Jeff Beck
8:35P – 10:05P Eric Clapton with Steve Winwood
10:10P – 10:30P BB King with Robert Cray Band
10:30P – 10:50P FINALE
That’s a whole lotta guitar playing mojo for a single event!
I would love to hear from anyone who attends! Otherwise I will have to wait for the DVD…