|Since 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. This year, the Festival will partner with Heritage Auctions to once again conduct an online, global event featuring items including the one-of-a-kind reproduction prototypes of the Crossroads Guitar Festival 25th Anniversary Guitar Collection --- as well as guitars handpicked by participating Festival performers from Guitar Center's high-end vintage collection, and donations from the 2023 Artists and Village Exhibitors. Live auction on December 8th. There will also be a New York Exhibit of the auction items from November 21 - December 8th. All profits from the Festival and auction will benefit The Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.|
About The Crossroads Centre, Antigua
Founded in 1998, Crossroads Centre, Antigua was created to provide treatment and education to chemically and alcohol dependent persons, their families and their significant others. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the 12 steps and a change in lifestyle. Crossroads Centre, Antigua also operates a halfway house in Antigua called the Bevon House and facilitates various ongoing recovery initiatives on the island of Antigua and in the Caribbean. For more information visit www.crossroadsantigua.org.
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading retailer of musical instruments, lessons, repairs and rentals in the U.S. With more than 300 stores across the U.S. and one of the top direct sales websites in the industry, Guitar Center has helped people make music for more than 50 years. Guitar Center also provides customers with various musician-based services, including Guitar Center Lessons, where musicians of all ages and skill levels can learn to play a variety of instruments in many music genres, GC Repairs, an on-site maintenance and repairs service, and GC Rentals, a program offering easy rentals of instruments and other sound reinforcement gear. Additionally, Guitar Center's sister brands include Music & Arts, which operates more than 250 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, parents and students, and Musician's Friend, a leading direct marketer of musical instruments in the United States. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit guitarcenter.com.
About Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions is the largest art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Since its opening in Dallas in 1976, Heritage has sold some of the most coveted treasures from some of the music world's most celebrated artists, among them Buddy Holly, Elton John, Prince, Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Neal Schon, Duane and Gregg Allman, Kirk Hammett, Bob Willis, Trini Lopez, as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Heritage, which offers collectibles from more than 50 categories, has 1.6 million registered collector-clients in all 193 countries. The auction house logged a record $1.45 billion in sales in 2022, and holds world records across multiple categories. Heritage, the world's first auction house to hold its auctions online, maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, Brussels and Hong Kong.