Ernie Ball searches for the next best undiscovered guitarist for a chance to perform at Madison Square Garden

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Ernie Ball has announced a killer contest.  The 2013 Play Crossroads contest is a global search for the next soon-to-be-big great guitarist.  The winner of this contest (hosted by Ernie Ball, who partnered up with Guitar Center, Guitar World, and to make it happen) is awarded the opportunity to perform live on stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden April 12th-13th, in front of thousands of people.

“Ernie Ball is thrilled to offer this incredible opportunity to undiscovered guitarists,” says Brian Ball of Ernie Ball Inc..  “Partnering with Eric and his fantastic foundation is something we greatly look forward to.  We’re excited to find the next great guitar legend and look forward to helping the winner grow and establish their career.  Hopefully this opportunity acts as a massive springboard for the winning artist!”

Prize pack for the winning artist also includes:
  • Performance Slot at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at the world renowned Madison Square Garden.
  • Ernie Ball String Package and Endorsement
  • Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar Endorsement
  • Guitar World Magazine Feature

So get on it.  You unsigned musicians are invited to enter the Play Crossroads contest* for free here.  All you have to do is complete a short informational profile and upload one MP3 (“entrants are encouraged to use ReverbNation’s promotional toolkit provided on each band/artist profile, to promote their entry all over the web and drive traffic to their profile”).

*Contest ends March 15


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