Ernie Ball and Eric Clapton are excited to announce the PLAY Crossroads Contest. From June 4 to August 16, 2019, participants can enter to win the chance to perform live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on the “Crossroads Village Stage Presented by Ernie Ball.” The grand prize winner will also secure transportation, lodging, tickets to the festival, plus thousands in gear! Enter here.

How to Enter

Upload a video of you or your band playing an original song to the Ernie Ball PLAY Crossroads submissions channel. Your submission can be anything from a music video, lyric video, practice video or performance video. Once you have created and uploaded the video onto YouTube or designated which video you’d like to submit, simply copy the video’s URL, log in to your Ernie Ball PLAY Crossroads account and paste the URL into your channel’s playlist. The video must be no longer than 7 minutes in length and the song must be an original work.

Get your family, friends, the people you work with, as many people as you can to watch, follow and share your channel! Share it on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and all the other provided social networks by clicking SHARE on your Ernie Ball Presents PLAY Crossroads channel. While views, follows and shares will increase your contest rank and help get you noticed, points are not the only thing that count!

See the Official Rules for all submission requirements and judging criteria.

Grand Prize Winner

One grand prize winner will win tickets to 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

A $500 Guitar Center gift card

First Prize Winner

25 winners will each win a prize pack from Ernie Ball valued at $250!


**Image c/o The Hollywood Reporter.


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