Bushnell, IL, US
This event called Cornerstone Festival is far more than a massive musical experience. It is more than a collection of hundreds of solo artists and bands representing every style and sub-genre on the current musical landscape. It is more than a gathering of expert thinkers and speakers offering over twenty separate seminar tracks on an amazingly diverse range of subjects. It is more than the sum of its parts, as is the body of Christ.
Cornerstone Festival is the annual gathering of a community of believers that is spread out all over the world. From young children to senior citizens, Christians of all ethnicities and backgrounds migrate to a patch of 500 acres in central Illinois for four days of fellowship, entertainment, education and edification. One way of looking at Cornerstone is to see it as a continuation of a Jesus movement that began in the first century and remains a beacon of joy and spirit as we move into the next millennium.
The festival brings many opportunities to those who attend. There are chances to hear new music, explore new ideas, and meet new people. There are opportunities to grow in faith, awareness, and action. Friends old and new can gather in corporate worship and prayer. Horizons are broadened, minds are stretched and spirits are rejuvenated. Sure, it may be the most diverse music festival in Christendom, but it is so much more.
Each year brings many new experiences to those who come. We are constantly improving both the physical conditions of the property, and the quantity and quality of the program. New bands, new stages, new seminars and new roads, gates and other facilities keep the experience fresh. There is more available than any individual could personally absorb, and that’s half the fun of it. This year, like each year since the fest’s debut in 1984, Cornerstone Festival will be consistent in its expected level of excellence, and will continue to break new ground.
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