In case you haven't heard (I hadn't until today), Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival is coming to the Chicagoland area. I guess it's an all-day music festival and, as you may have guessed, is guitar-centric. It's a little pricey ($90), but it's a pretty ridiculous lineup:
Doyle Bramhall II
Alison Krauss and Union Station
According to the article, more performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, and collaborations are also planned, including a Clapton/Winwood set of Blind Faith songs, which in my mind is alone worth the $90.
Jester and I are definitely going, and I have good reason to believe that Bohmann will be there as well.
When: Saturday July 28, 2007
Where: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
Cost: $90 (The tickets include parking. Profits from the festival will benefit the Crossroads Center in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for the chemically dependent.)Tickets go on sale: Saturday March 31 at 10am CST (Ticketmaster)