Clapton Slots Crossroads 2010

More than 20 of the world’s best axmen will descend upon Chicago this summer for Eric Clapton’s .

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Crossroads Guitar Festival, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.

The date is June 26 and the place is Toyota Park, located in Bridgeview, Ill., just outside the Windy City. Guitar slingers lined so far for the one-day event include B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II and Buddy Guy as well as ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers Band. Vince Gill, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow will also appear.

Other artists appearing at Crossroads include Steve Winwood, Sonny Landreth, Bert Jansch, Joe Bonamassa, James Burton, Earl Klugh, , Albert Lee and Hubert Sumlin.

All profits from the festival will benefit the Clapton-founded addiction treatment and education facility The Crossroads Centre, located on the West Indies island of Antigua.

“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 statement. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

Photo: Owen Sweeney III
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Tickets, which are priced at $100 – plus parking and applicable fees – go on sale Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Chicago time. For more information, click here for the “Crossroads Guitar Festival” Web site.