2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival Update
Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival is just weeks away, taking place on Saturday 28 July 2007 at Toyota Park. Toyota Park is located in Bridgeville, Illinois, southwest of Downtown Chicago. Tickets went on sale in March and sold out in record time. The day-long event will feature Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, BB King, Willie Nelson, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer and more. Recently added to the list are Robbie Robertson, Johnny Winter and U.S. comedian / actor, Bill Murray.
Additionally, there will be a Festival Village with interactive guitar exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, clinics and more. The Village opens at 9AM along with the festival gates. The Village will be open all day to those holding festival tickets. Of particular note, Eric's original Blackie and Gibson ES-335 guitars will be on display along with Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny". The new limited edition "Eric Clapton Crossroads Fender Stratocaster" will also be showcased.
Like the first festival, profits from the 2007 event will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The facility will also have a tent in the Village so attendees can better understand the charity and it's work.
A special Crossroads Guitar Festival website has also been created. It features information about the upcoming event, photos from the first festival and additionally, it has an online store that will sell 2007 festival merchandise after 28 July.
Confirmed Artist List
Doyle Bramhall II
Alison Krauss and Union Station
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Robbie Robertson (added)
The Derek Trucks Band
Johnny Winter (added)
...and Bill Murray (added)
About Crossroads Centre at Antigua:
The Crossroads Centre at Antigua is an international, non-profit facility founded by Eric Clapton. Crossroads Centre provides treatment and education to chemically dependent persons, those with other compulsive addictive behaviours, their families and significant others. Eric founded the 36 bed residential facility because he saw a great need for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction in the Caribbean, as well as around the world.To do this, he has personally invested his time and money to make it a reality. Crossroad Centre's mission is to provide quality care and treatment that is both affordable and accessible. In keeping with this, a foundation based in the United States and a charitable trust in the United Kingdom raise funds to help support those who are unable to afford treatment.