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Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival coming back to Chicago

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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, 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:

Albert Lee

Allman Brothers Band

BB King

Bert Jansch

Buddy Guy

David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos

Doyle Bramhall II

Earl Klugh

Eric Clapton

Gary Clark Jr.

Hubert Sumlin

James Burton

Jeff Beck

Jimmie Vaughan

Joao Gilberto

Joe Bonamassa

John Mayer

Keb Mo

Pino Daniele

Robert Cray

Robert Randolph

Sheryl Crow

Sonny Landreth

Steve Winwood

Vince Gill

ZZ Top

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Gary Clark Jr.!!

Gary Clark is the man...looking forward to seeing him live

$100 plus service fees?!?

Yeesh, it seems that the accelerator on Toyota Park's ticket pricing is stuck as well.

-- MrJM

100$ plus service fee??? Yikes! aren't we still in a recession?!

Thinking about buying field level GA tix from a reseller, byut the thought of standing for 12 hours even if it is great music has me hesitating. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated. Thx

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