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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 Announces Guitar Center Village

on August 24, 2019 - 12:26pm
Back by popular demand and adding even more guitar firepower to the two-day event, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 will now feature the Guitar Center Village. The Village will entertain festival ticket holders from noon on the date of their concert ticket with live performances, guitar clinics, interactive exhibits and more. The festival takes place in Dallas, Texas on September 20-21. The Village will be will be staged on Victory Plaza at the south entrance to American Airlines Center.
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2019 Crossroads Guitar Collection

on August 21, 2019 - 8:29pm
Exclusive Limited-Edition Signature and Replica Guitar Collection to Benefit Eric Clapton's Crossroads Centre Antigua. Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, in partnership with Eric Clapton, proudly announces the launch of the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Collection. This collection includes five limited-edition meticulously crafted recreations and signature guitars – three from Eric Clapton’s legendary career and one apiece from fellow guitarists John Mayer and Carlos Santana.
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Vintage Crossroads Festival Merchandise Available

on August 21, 2019 - 2:25pm
Ahead of Eric Clapton's 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival in September, a selection of vintage merchandise from the 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 events has been made available at the official festival online store. You can find collector's items like the Christie's 2004 Guitar Auction Catalog that’s full of gorgeous photographs and packed with information about many instruments significant to Eric's career including his famous Fender Stratocaster Blackie, the Cherry Red 1964 Gibson ES335 (the "Cream Guitar") and the 1939 000-42 Martin acoustic that was his main instrument for MTV Unplugged.
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Gibson Announces the Eric Clapton Firebird I

on August 20, 2019 - 9:49pm
In the 1960’s and 70’s, Eric Clapton’s use of a Gibson Firebird represented some of the most inspired, fiery and influential playing of his legendary career. Although Eric had previously played a Les Paul, ES-335 and an SG, it’s always been the 1964 Firebird I that he remembers as being a truly outstanding guitar. “I remember one night in particular with the Firebird,” explains Eric.
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Eric Clapton & Friends In Concert: A Look Back

on June 30, 2019 - 12:47am
Twenty years ago, on 30 June 1999, Eric Clapton hosted the first major fundraising concert for Crossroads Centre, one week after selling 100 guitars at a Christies auction for the same cause. Dubbed "Eric Clapton & Friends In Concert: A Benefit For The Crossroads Centre at Antigua" the event raised more than $1 million.
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