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Eric Clapton at BAM in 2010 (more by Kevin Mazur)
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is kicking off a major US tour in March, 2013 which will culminate in NYC with the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden from April 12 to 13. In addition to Clapton, the festival will feature a ton of other artists, including Allman Brother Band, Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Gary Clark Jr., Blake Mills, Los Lobos, Frank Ocean sideman John Mayer, and many others.

The Terrace level at MSG will also host the "Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition," which will feature a number of historic guitars on display, memorabilia, archival footage, and interactive exhibits where fans can play products by Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball, and Martin. The exhibition will open at 6:30 PM on 4/12 and 6 PM on 4/13, and is free to ticket holders.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at noon with a Chase (who is presenting the show) presale beginning Monday, November 26 at noon.

A list of all Clapton dates, the full Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup, and a video, are below.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Buddy Guy bring the blues to the people, 7/11/2012
Hudson Blues Fest 2012

Nothing says the blues like the World Financial Center, in the heart of Battery Park City, with massive VIP pens of suits and their female equivalents...

You don't need me to tell you really how this gig went. What can I tell you about Buddy Guy and John Mayall? These are padres of respective kinds of the blues. This is major historical legendary territory. Who am I to wax any kind of authoritative narrative about these men and what they do? I can tell you a little bit about Quinn Sullivan - 13 years old and plays the blues guitar (and the git in general) like another Kenny Wayne or D. Trucks. We can say we saw him when...I hope. Oh I can tell you one thing about Mr. Guy, who I think is still soloing on "Hootchie Cootchie Man" as I write this the next day (I am making that up): he had to sass the crowd for not even being with it to shout "son of a gun" during this top 5 blues classic. "I played India 3 weeks ago," he said, "and they didn't fuck it up as bad as you", he told the crowd. -[Sonic Parthenon]

Buddy Guy would eventually jam with the 13-year-old prodigy to end an evening of blues at World Financial Center last night (7/11), the first of the two-night Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Pictures of Buddy Guy, John Mayall, and Quinn Sullivan are are in this post.

As mentioned, the free festival continues tonight (7/12) with appearances from Neko Case, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires and He's My Brother, She's My Sister.

More pictures of night one, below...

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Blues Fest

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12, 2012
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: World Financial Center Plaza
220 Vesey Street (West Street and North End Avenue)
WEB: www.worldfinancialcenter.com/arts-events
COST: FREE - No tickets or reservations required
PRESENTER: Brookfield Office Properties
More details in our original post on the "fest".

Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Neko Case

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BUDDY GUY, NEKO CASE TO HEADLINE FREE OUTDOOR BLUES FESTIVAL ON HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT, JULY 11-12

Second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, NYC's only free summer blues festival, returns with stellar lineup of living legends and groundbreaking new stars

Brookfield Office Properties today announced that Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy, fresh from jamming with President Obama at an all-star concert at the White House last month, will join celebrated chanteuse Neko Case to headline a free two-day blues music festival in Lower Manhattan on July 11th and 12th.

Cementing its status as one of the city's premiere free summer festivals, the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival will return to the spectacular outdoor plaza at the World Financial Center with full headlining sets from Buddy Guy and, in her first concert of 2012, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Neko Case. The two-day free concert will also feature an exceptional lineup of renowned blues acts and rising stars like John Mayall, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires, He's My Brother She's My Sister, and Quinn Sullivan.

Charles Bradley also has shows coming up at Beacon Theater, in Asbury Park and elsewhere.

Full Lowdown Hudson Blues Fest lineup by day with more info, below....

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ACL

The 10th Anniversary ACL Festival line-up is on the books. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and Cee Lo top the bill of the over 130 bands. Bright Eyes, Social Distortion, Empire of the Sun, Santigold, Pretty Lights, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Big Boi and Randy Newman are also on tap to rock September 16-18.
3-Day passes are sold out. 1-Day passes go on sale at 10am. Full lineup below...

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