MUSIC NEWS- Bringing the ultimate guitar concert featuring some the most legendary guitarists in the world to select USA movie theaters, NCM Fathom Events and Crossroad Concerts LLC present “Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013” on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm (local time).
This special, one-night film event will feature the best performances and backstage access from Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival pre-recorded over two evenings at NYC' Madison Square Garden this past April. Tickets for the live concert sold out within minutes of going on sale, but you can experience one of the hottest events of the year in your local theater before the DVD / BluRay release as Clapton gathers his musical colleagues. The live concert and portions from the cinema event benefit the Crossroads Centre, a treatment and education facility for chemically dependent people, based in Antigua and founded by Clapton.
“Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013” will be shown in nearly 500 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Musicians featured in the cinema event include the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Alman, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, RobertCray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill and Warren Haynes.
Since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has taken place every three years and the 2013 edition is the fourth in the series. A mix of sultry blues, classic rock and country jams, the festival offers a wide sampling of legendary guitarists and their greatest hits, where anything can unfold onstage at any time. From its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause.