Eric Clapton's Third Crossroads Guitar Festival Coming to Chicago


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Eric Clapton is hosting his third Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 26 in Chicago.

Inviting many of the same stellar guests who appeared at the first two events. This years lineup includes B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Vince Gill, Steve Winwood, Robert Cray and ZZ Top.

The event, benefiting Claptons Crossroads Centre in Antigua for people with chemical dependencies, also will include Sheryl Crow, the great Brazilian jazz guitarist Joo Gilberto, James Burton, Albert Lee, Keb Mo, the Allman Brothers Band, Los Lobos David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas and Italian musician Pino Daniele.

The first Crossroads Festival in Dallas in 2004 and its successor three years later in Chicago both were filmed and released on DVD. In addition to the main-stage performances, the festivals encompass music workshops, demonstrations and various forums for interaction among fans and participating musicians.

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