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Dallas in the summertime has been called a lot of things—”heaven” has never been one of them. Of course, what isn’t written in stone may be disproved this month when guitar enthusiasts flock to Fair Park for the Crossroads Guitar Festival. The three-day, charity-benefiting rapture masterminded by Eric Clapton—go ahead, call him an angel— will bring mortal fans together with some of the most revered guitar gods in the world: B. B. King, Carlos Santana, Jimmie Vaughan, Jerry Douglas, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Sonny Landreth, Bo Diddley, Pat Metheny, Robert Cray, Jeff Beck, and others. Ticketmaster, thy name be Saint Peter. (See Dallas: Music)