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Eric Clapton and Ernie Ball launch PLAY Crossroads Contest

ERNIE BALL OFFERS UNSIGNED ARTIST THE CHANCE TO PLAY

ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

Ernie Ball Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instrument accessories and crafted American made Ernie Ball Music Man® guitars and basses, has teamed up with legendary guitarist Eric Clapton to give one unsigned artist the chance to perform live at the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival on the Ernie Ball Stage and win thousands of dollars in prizes.

The grand prize winner will perform live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on the Crossroads VIllage Stage powered by Ernie Ball, tickets to the show, a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories, a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a $500 Guitar Center gift card, a Marshall Ori50C guitar amplifier and an Ernie Ball endorsement deal.  

"Eric Clapton has been playing Ernie Ball strings for over 50 years,” said Brian Ball of Ernie Ball. “He is a true guitar legend and longtime member of the Ernie Ball family. We’re thrilled that Ernie Ball and Eric are able to provide unsigned artists such an incredible experience to perform at one of the world’s great guitar festivals.”

Registration is open June 4 to August 16, 2019.  Go to www.ernieball.com/play to learn more.

ABOUT ERNIE BALL

In 1962, veteran player and guitar teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the innovative light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by thousands of iconic players including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brad Paisley, Slash, John Petrucci, Angus Young and John Mayer. The strings are all crafted in Coachella, CA.  Ernie Ball also offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. Officially purchasing the Music Man® company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals based in San Luis Obispo, CA who collectively share a common goal: crafting the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Originally founded by Tom Walker, Forrest White and Leo Fender in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role on the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. The family-run company maintains its founder's dedication to preserving the musician's playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as Cobalt Slinkys, M-Steel, Earthwood and the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging, keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the world's largest and longest running unsigned artist programs, where bands compete each year for the chance to play live on national tours, festivals and events. Visit them online at www.ernieball.com and www.music-man.com.

ABOUT CROSSROADS CENTRE

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 16 bed halfway house in Antigua called the Bevon House and facilitates various ongoing recovery initiatives on the island of Antigua and the Caribbean.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Luke Noffke | Ernie Ball, Inc. | luke@ernieball.com

* This contest is open to bands or singer-songwriters who are legal residents of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (excluding HI, AK, and Puerto Rico) and 18 years of age or older.

 

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