Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 9:30pm

Pictured: Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck

Credit: Courtesy of Credit: 2010 Kevin Mazur

Eric Clapton has re-teamed with fellow "guitar gods" for a third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, America’s Blues Capital.

In June 2010 Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago’s Toyota Park. Two hours of highlights from the marathon event, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3, will air on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. All profits from the daylong display of guitar virtuosity benefited The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical dependency.