Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3

About the Concert

In June 2010, Eric Clapton gathered the world’s most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival. All profits benefited The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical dependency. Two hours of highlights, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3, will air June 6 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

Organizers for Students

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Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: Time Allotment: 20 minutes 1. Ask the students to define the term “the blues” by brainstorming ideas as a group and recording them on the board/overhead. 2. After all ideas have been listed, share some specific information about blues music by reading and distributing the essay “What Is the Blues?” available at, […]


Grades: 9-12 ERIC CLAPTON CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL CHICAGO brings together guitar legends from blues, country, rock, and pop music in the blues capital, Chicago, in a salute to this American musical tradition. Time Allotment: Approximately two 45-minute class periods Subject Matter: Music, History, and Language Arts LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1. Brainstorm as a group […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Art Director: Sabina Daley Graphic Art: Ruiyan Xu Technical Director: Brian Lee PHP Scripting: Ben Chappel Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2004 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Performers and Musical Selections

The evening’s program was recorded live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival held at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas in June 2004. “Layla” Eric Clapton “Love in Vain Blues” Robert Lockwood, Jr. “Killing Floor” Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan “Sweet Home Chicago” Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan “Six […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival


In the summer of 2004, a spectacular gathering of musicians from across the guitar world performed together at Eric Clapton’s three-day Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. GREAT PERFORMANCES presents highlights from the unprecedented event featuring a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of guitar luminaries performing rock anthems, blues classics, and bluegrass hits. Joining Clapton are fellow axe legends […]