Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Returns With Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh And Bonnie Raitt

The killer line-up includes Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and more.

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Eric Clapton - Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Eric Clapton - Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Image

Eric Clapton announced his Crossroads Guitar Festival will return for the first time in six years with a killer line-up that includes Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt and more.

The festival will take place 20-21 September at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and feature different performers on each day, through Clapton will perform both days of the festival.

The bill boasts a who’s who of guitar legends and veterans in rock and blues including Buddy Guy Band, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Los Lobos, Keb Mo, Vince Gill, Robert Cray, Gary Clark Jr and Sheryl Crow as well as newcomers like singer-songwriter James Bay.

Tickets for the festival go on sale 5 April at 10am CT, with pre-sale access for Citi cardholders. All proceeds will go towards the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a rehab centre Clapton founded in the Caribbean.

In addition to the performances, the festival will also include a Guitar Center Village where top guitar manufacturers will host interactive exhibits, and main stage artists will participate in master guitar clinics and solo performances.

The last Crossroads Guitar Festival took place in April 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City with an equally impressive bill that featured BB King, The Band’s Robbie Roberton, Keith Richards, among others.

Clapton first founded the drug and alcohol treatment facility in Antigua in 1997 and organized the first festival in 2004. Since then, he’s put on the festival every three years with the exception of 2016.

Visit Ticketmaster for festival details and see the current festival line-up below.

Explore our Eric Clapton Artist Page.

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

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  1. John

    April 10, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Mark Knopfler ?

  2. Doc

    April 17, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I love blues, but why not more rockers? Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen are just a few that would fit in perfectly

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