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Vince Gill confirmed for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 7, 2012
Vince Gill
Vince Gill

Oklahoma-born and bred Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill will join Eric Clapton and other internationally-acclaimed guitarists at the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival scheduled for April 12-13 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Clapton hosted similar events in 2004, 2007 and 2010 to raise money for Crossroads Centre, a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation facility located on the Caribbean island of Antigua, according to

Others scheduled to perform at the festival include Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Robbie Robertson and Gary Clark Jr.

As previously reported, Clapton will a major U.S. tour leading up to his Crossroads Guitar Festival. The tour will include a March 20 show at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.

It will be Clapton’s third time to play the OKC arena, following performances on June 9, 2004 and March 5, 2007, according to an email from a venue representative.

For more information on the OKC tour date, go to


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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