Eric Clapton and bluegrass

Crossroads Guitar FestivalNo, Clapton is not making a bluegrass record. He is hosting his second Crossroads Guitar Festival. The last one was held three years ago in 2004, and later released on DVD. Now an encore performance is scheduled for July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Chicago, IL.

Last time around, in 2004, Jerry Douglas and Dan Tyminski were both on the bill individually. This year’s festival attendees will see the entire AKUS band on stage according to the venue’s website.

Vince Gill has also been confirmed as a performer for this year’s festival.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival website has not yet been updated with info on this year’s festival.

Ticket’s go on sale today, March 31, at 10 AM via and will cost $90 each.