Ernie Ball and Eric Clapton are excited to announce the winners of the PLAY Crossroads contest. From June 4th to August 16th, 2019, participants had the opportunity to enter to win a chance to perform live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on the “Crossroads Village Stage” presented by Ernie Ball.

Grand Prize Winner

Our Grand Prize Winner is Artur Menezes!

Artur has won tickets to the Crossroads Guitar Festival and the opportunity to perform live, while also taking home all of the following gear; an Ernie Ball Music Man custom instrument, a year supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories, a Marshall Origin ORI50C Guitar Amplifier, and a $500 gift card from Guitar Center.


I’m stoked! This is really a dream come true to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival! I’ve been watching the DVDs since the first edition and it’s a blessing being in the same place as my guitar heroes. Thank you so much Ernie Ball for this opportunity and thank you so much for everyone who rooted for me!

– Artur Menezes


First Prize Winners

All 25 winners will be notified the week of September 3, 2019 to claim their prize pack from Ernie Ball valued at $250!

The Festival

Stay tuned on our social media channels for Ernie Ball’s live “All Access” series at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas on September 20-21, 2019. You’ll catch performances and exclusive content from our Grand Prize Winner, Artur Menezes as well as, other Ernie Ball performing artists; host – Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Buddy Guy, Citizen Cope, Doyle Bramhall II, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Los Lobos, and Sheryl Crow among many others.

**Image c/o The Hollywood Reporter

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