Legendary guitarist recently turned mobile phone salesman Eric Clapton will bring his day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival back to Toyota Park in Bridgeview on June 26 with performances by the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy and John Mayer, among others.
The event, which previously took place in Dallas in 2004 and at Toyota Park in 2007, will benefit Clapton's Crossroads Centre rehab facility in Antigua,and it will be presented by T-Mobile myTouch, the cellular company for whom Clapton has been hawking a special Fender guitar model cell phone.
Tickets are priced at $100 plus service fees, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday [Feb. 20] via www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster outlets and the venue's box office.
"The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage," Clapton said in a press release announcing the event. "The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect."
The full roster of performers is:
Allman Brothers Band
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.
For more information visit www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com.