The crossroad guitar festival is a series of concert and music festival that showcases one of the best guitarists of all time. It was founded by Eric Clapton, the festival gives the benefit to the crossroads center. The first ever show was held on 1999 at New York City and is still on the run.
History of Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival has been a big success and has featured some of the best guitarists of the music industry.
It was founded by Eric Clapton who also runs, a drug treatment center in Antigua.
The first ever was held on June 30, 1999, at Madison Square Garden, one of the biggest stadium in the world which is in New work City.
The concert featured David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J Blige and Bob Dylan.
The festival took place from June 4 to June 6 at Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas, Texas.
It featured some famous personality like Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Neal Schon, and Styx.
In this year the festival was held on June 28 at Toyota Park in Bridge-view, Illinois.
Ticket were sold out to more than 28,000 people and a DVD was made and was released on November 20, 2007.
Eric Clapton played with various artist in this year.
Performance on the main stage were-:
Bill Murray, Sonny Landreth, John McLaughlin, The Derek Trucks Band, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, John Mayer, Vince Gill and Buddy Guy who played with Eric Clapton.
Performance on the second stage-:
Harvey Mandel, Jedd Hughes, Pete Huttlinger, Tab Benoit and Louisiana’s LeRoux, Jeff Baxter, Todd Wolfe and Tyler Bryant.
It was held on June 26 and was held again at Toyota Park in Bridge-view, IL outside Chicago
Performance featured were Kirby Kelley, Sonny Landreth, ZZ Top, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele, Bert Jansch, Stefan Grossman joined by Keb’ Mo’ and B.B. King.
This year was held on April 12 and 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Performance included were Albert Lee, Alice Smith, Allan Holdsworth, Allman Brothers Band, B.B.King, Booker T, Jimmie Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Matt Murphy, Robert Randolph and many more.
The festival will held on September 20-21 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The Music performed in Crossroads Guitar Festival are mostly Blues, country, rock and bluegrass and these are the best genre of music performed here.
The stages are shared by some famous artists like Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, Billy Murray who performed with Eric Clapton who is the founder, John Mayer Vince Gill and many more.
Crossroad Guitar Festival has been a big success since the year it was started and has a record for showing the best areas of the guitar world.Over 30K people attended this festival every year. And I hope your tickets for this festival that will held on September 20 and 21, 2019 at American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas.