Eric Clapton’s fourth “Crossroads Guitar Festival” took place over two nights (12 and 13 April) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The festival was announced on 19 November 2012. Tickets were put on sale to the general public on 26 November 2012.
Like the previous festivals and the 1999 Crossroads Concert, funds generated by the event served as an additional endowment to the Crossroads Foundation. The foundation funds Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a treatment and educational facility for chemically dependent persons, founded by Eric Clapton in 1997. Since its inception in 2004, Eric’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival was to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and jam together for the benefit of a good cause.
The initial lineup announced was:
CURRENT CROSSROADS FESTIVAL ARTIST LISTING
(Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.
The lineup changd a bit by the time the festival took place several months later, with Brad Paisley and John Scofield not appearing. Keith Richards was a suprise guest during Night 2. For a complete list of performers and the set lists, check out the entries in the Where’s Eric! Tour Archive