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Encyclopedia > Cornerstone Festival
The Main Stage of Cornerstone has hosted such acts as Five Iron Frenzy, Pedro the Lion, P.O.D., MxPx,Underoath, Blindside and Switchfoot.

The Cornerstone Festival is a Christian music festival put on by Jesus People USA held annually around the 4th of July in Illinois. In a given year, many artists that play at Cornerstone also play at other events such as the Creation Festival, as well as secular festivals and tours such as the Warped Tour. The festival is a member of the Christian Festival Association. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Five Iron Frenzy (also known as Five Iron or FIF) was a Christian ska band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and disbanded in 2003. ... Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, and, for over a decade, the main creative outlet of singer/songwriter David Bazan. ... P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Rock band from San Diego, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Underoath (sometimes stylized as Underøath or UnderOATH) are a Christian metalcore band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Switchfoot is a Grammy nominated alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... Jesus People USA is a Christian intentional community in Uptown, on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Aerial view of the Creation Northeast festival Creation Festival is a series of popular Christian music festivals held in the United States. ... Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


From 1984 to 1990, Cornerstone was held in Grayslake, Illinois. In 1991, Cornerstone moved to the town of Bushnell, Illinois where the organizers of the Festival purchased a large piece of land, which is now called Cornerstone Farm. Grayslakes Fire Station, Historical Society (formerly Grayslakes First Village Hall), and Water Tower. ... Bushnell is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois. ...


Tens of thousands of music fans flock to Cornerstone Farms each year to see over 300 bands from many styles of music, including rock, metal, hardcore, pop, rap, folk, electronic, Celtic, and country. In addition to the many bands chosen who are signed to Christian record labels, many Christian bands signed to general-market labels have played at Cornerstone, for example, P.O.D., MxPx, Sixpence None the Richer, Pedro the Lion, Danielson, Saviour Machine and Galactic Cowboys. In addition to the many musicians, Cornerstone Festival also has a wide collection of guest speakers, and features independent/foreign film screenings, writers' seminars, and art workshops. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... It has been suggested that Electronica be merged into this article or section. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Rock band from San Diego, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Sixpence None the Richer was a Grammy-nominated pop/rock band with roots in New Braunfels, Texas, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, and, for over a decade, the main creative outlet of singer/songwriter David Bazan. ... The Danielson Famile is a band that plays a quirky blend of Indie pop and gospel music. ... Saviour Machine is a Christian Goth/metal band from California, USA. // Saviour Machine was formed by brothers Eric and Jeff Clayton in the summer of 1989. ... Galactic Cowboys was a heavy metal band based in Houston, Texas. ...


Overall, the main Cornerstone Festival (or C-stone, as many of its attendees call it) now takes place over 5 days on a wide variety of stages. For 2005, the stages were known as the Main Stage, the Rock for Life stage, the Underground Stage, the Decapolis Label Showcase, the Impromptu Stage, the Gallery Stage, the Dance Club, the Maloca Tent, Encore 1, Encore 2, the HM Magazine Stage, and Late Night Worship at the Beach. Cornerstone is the only festival that allows pretty much anyone to come and play in a designated area by providing their own power via a generator. Unofficial "generator" stages include the Fatcalf stage and the Asylum. Tooth & Nail Records also sponsors a Tooth & Nail Day (The Chariot, Demon Hunter, Norma Jean, Underoath, Extol, mewithoutYou, Showbread, Emery) which is a showcase of mainly Tooth & Nail bands that takes place on one day of the Cornerstone Festival each year. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... One of the largest pro-life organizations in the United States, according to their website, American Life League, or ALL, opposes all forms of abortion, birth control, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia. ... HM Magazine is a bimonthly publication focusing on both Christianity and hard rock. ... Tooth & Nail Records is a record label founded by Brandon Ebel in the U.S. state of California in 1993. ... The Chariot is a Christian Chaotic Metalcore band started in 2003 by the ex-vocalist of Norma Jean, Josh Scogin. ... Demon Hunter is a Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. ... The term Norma Jean can refer to several people: Norma Jeane Mortensen, the given name of actress Marilyn Monroe. ... Underoath (sometimes stylized as Underøath or UnderOATH) are a Christian metalcore band. ... Extol is a Christian metal band from Oslo in Norway. ... mewithoutYou is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band. ... Showbread is a Christian Post-hardcore/Alternative band from the Savannah, Georgia area. ... Emery may refer to: Emery (mineral), a rock used to make abrasives, largely consisting of the mineral corundum, but often containing other hard minerals such as hercynite (iron spinel) Emery Worldwide, a cargo airline Emery (band), a Christian post-hardcore band Emery board, nail filers Emery as a place name...


Cornerstone is known for its phenomenal "Evening Encore" performances, now known simply as Encores. Encore performances are usually done at or after midnight, and the performers (especially on the later nights of the festival) are among the most popular, most well-established bands in Christian music at the time; some of the bands that have done Encores at Cornerstone include Zao, P.O.D., Living Sacrifice, Galactic Cowboys, and Starflyer 59. For other uses of the term zao, see Zao (disambiguation). ... P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Rock band from San Diego, California. ... Living Sacrifice was a Christian death/thrash metal band that formed in 1989 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. They later switched their style to metalcore and are considered one of the most influential bands in the Christian metal scene. ... Galactic Cowboys was a heavy metal band based in Houston, Texas. ... For the Japanese airline see StarFlyer. ...


Aside from performances by the latest bands to hit the scene, Cornerstone festival is also known for bringing in a variety of artists and performances that might not otherwise be seen by festival goers. Such performances include Blues jams with multiple musicians, all-star musical tributes performances to deceased artists like Gene Eugene and Rich Mullins, musicals like Mullins' Canticle of the Plains, or bands from outside of the United States like Iona. Cornerstone has also always featured performances from bands and artists that do not tour as heavily as they used to, like Eugene's Adam Again, Mark Heard, Steve Taylor, or The 77s. One of the highlights of Cornerstone Festival for countless fans is always a rare performance by Terry Scott Taylor and his troupe of friends and musician. Over the years these events have included the The Swirling Eddies, Lost Dogs, Daniel Amos and several acoustic shows scattered throughout the fest. Gene Eugene Andrusco (April 6, 1961 - March 20, 2000) was a Canadian born actor, record producer, engineer, composer and musician. ... now. ... The Canticle of the Plains is a musical written by songwriters Rich Mullins and Beaker, loosely based on the life of St. ... Iona is the name of an Scottish Celtic rock band, which was formed in the late 1980s by lead vocalist Joanne Hogg, multi-instrumentalists David Fitzgerald and Dave Bainbridge. ... Adam Again was the name of a rock band, lead by vocalist Gene Eugene, and backed by Riki Michele, Paul Valadez on bass, John Knox on drums, Greg Lawless on guitar, and Dan Michaels on saxophone. ... Cover of Mystery Mind John Mark Heard (1951-August 1992) was a record producer, singer, and songwriter originally from Macon, Georgia. ... For other people with a similar name, see Steven Taylor. ... The 77s are an American rock band consisting of Michael Roe on lead guitar, Mark Harmon on bass and Bruce Spencer on drums. ... Terry Scott Taylor Terry Scott Taylor (born May 24, 1950) is an American songwriter, record producer, and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and the Swirling Eddies (credited as Camarillo Eddy). Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. ... The Swirling Eddies are a band that began as an anonymous spinoff from the band Daniel Amos, along with new drummer David Raven. ... For the Pearl Jam rarities compilation, see Lost Dogs (album). ... Daniel Amos (aka D. A., Dä) is an American rock band formed in 1974 by Terry Scott Taylor on guitars and vocals, Marty Dieckmeyer on bass guitar, Steve Baxter on guitars and Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars. ...


Due to the enormous success each year of the Bushnell Cornerstone Festival, JPUSA has now started a second Cornerstone Festival in Orlando, Florida, simply titled Cornerstone Florida as well as a past festival in North Carolina. In 2005, it took place on May 13 and May 14 and was attended by over 10,000 people. New for 2007: Cornerstone will hold a third annual festival in Orange County, California at Oak Canyon Ranch. Also the main festival will be held a week earlier in June. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Cornerstone Florida is an annual Christian rock festival held in Orlando, Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Christian rock band The Wedding rides a van through Cornerstone to promote their scheduled show.

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Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Wedding is a romance novel written by Danielle Steele and published in in April of 2000. ...

Cornerstone 2007

This is a list of confirmed bands for the Cornerstone Festival of 2007 June 25-30. (Please note that this is subject to change)


A-D

Alove for Enemies is a Christian metalcore band based in Long Island, New York, USA. // The band was founded in 2001, and released their first six song EP independently. ... Anberlin is an alternative rock band hailing from central Florida that was formed in 2002. ... As Cities Burn (ACB) is an Indie Rock band from Mandeville, LA that formed in 2002. ... August Burns Red is a Metalcore group from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Becoming The Archetype is a Christian metalcore/death metal band on Solid State Records that formed in 1999 out of Dacula, Georgia. ... The Chariot is a Christian Chaotic Metalcore band started in 2003 by the ex-vocalist of Norma Jean, Josh Scogin. ... Cool Hand Luke is a currently unsigned Nashville-based Christian band variously classified as alternative rock, progressive pop, indie, and emo. ... Copeland was originally formed in 2000 by singer Aaron Marsh (who also plays the guitar, mellotron, organ, and piano) with his spectacular friend, bassist and backup singer James Likeness, in the city of Lakeland, Florida. ... Crimson Moonlight is a Christian melodic black metal band from Sweden. ... David Crowder Band is a 6-piece electronic rock and church band from Waco, Texas. ... xDEATHSTARx is a Straight Edge Christian metalcore band from Redlands, CA. The band features eight members, with four fulltime singers. ... New Years Eve 2005 Decyfer Down is a Christian rock band based in Morehead City, North Carolina. ... THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA The Devil Wears Prada is an amazing group of kids who have amazing stage prencese and put on an amazing live show. ... Disciple is a christian hard rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. ...

E-G

Emery may refer to: Emery (mineral), a rock used to make abrasives, largely consisting of the mineral corundum, but often containing other hard minerals such as hercynite (iron spinel) Emery Worldwide, a cargo airline Emery (band), a Christian post-hardcore band Emery board, nail filers Emery as a place name... Everyday Sunday is a Christian band. ... Falling Up is an American Christian rock band signed to BEC Recordings. ... Family Force 5 (often abbreviated as FF5, formerly known as The Phamily and The Brothers) is a Christian band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Fireflight is an American Christian rock band. ... Flatfoot 56 is a Christian punk rock/oi! band from Chicago, Illinois. ... Flyleaf is an alternative rock band from the Belton, Texas[1] area. ...

H-J

  • thehandshakemurders
  • Headnoise
  • Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys
  • theHOPEsymphony
  • House of Heroes
  • Hundred Year Storm
  • Inked in Blood
  • Jeff Elbel + Ping
  • Jeremy Kadinger
  • Joel Armstrong
  • John Davis
  • Jonezetta
  • Josh Garrels
  • The JTB
  • Justin McRoberts

Headnoise was one of the main pioneers of old-school Christian punk rock, appearing in mid 1990s, and lasting well over a decade. ... Jeff Elbel is a musician, songwriter, and producer currently based near Chicago, Illinois. ... Jonezetta is an Indie band from Clinton, Mississippi. ...

K-M

Kids in the Way is a Post-Hardcore group from Indianapolis, Indiana. ... (Leeland is also the name of a famous member of the Glencoe Unit, who works as a drug dealer and dirt biker) Leeland is a Grammy-nominated Christian pop and rock band hailing from Baytown, TX. Though the lead singer, Leeland Mooring, was only 17 during the recording of their... Leigh Bingham Nash Leigh Bingham Nash (born June 27, 1976) is a singer, and composer, best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Sixpence None The Richer. ... xLooking Forwardx is a straight edge hardcore band from Bel Air, Maryland. ... The Lost Dogs have been called a country music supergroup, but they consider themselves to be roots and alternative music group. ... Lost Ocean is an alternative rock band from Bakersfield, California, USA; they are currently signed to Credential Recordings. ... Maylene and the Sons of Disaster is a Christian southern rock/metal band. ... mewithoutYou is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band. ...

N-Q

The term Norma Jean can refer to several people: Norma Jeane Mortensen, the given name of actress Marilyn Monroe. ... Page France is an American indie folk-pop music band that plays simple melodic and emotional music. ... Pigeon John is a prolific Christian, American underground rapper, based in Los Angeles, California. ... Look up pillar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

R-U

  • Red Cloud
  • Relient K (Didn't show up because on their way to the festival, their bus wrecked and caught fire, destroying all of their equipment. The band sent Cornerstone Festival an apology letter.)
  • Remembrance
  • The Remnants
  • Roe vs. Pritzl
  • Rosie Thomas
  • Rue Royale
  • Run Kid Run
  • Sam Hart
  • Sam's the Hero
  • The Satire
  • ///seizethemoment.
  • Seventh Star
  • Sherwood
  • Showbread
  • The Showdown
  • Sivan
  • Skillet
  • Sleeping at Last
  • Spitfire
  • Spoken Groove
  • Starflyer 59
  • DJ Stryke
  • Switchfoot
  • Tess Wiley
  • This Beautiful Republic
  • Time Spent Burning
  • To Laodicea
  • tobyMac
  • Tony Krogh & Friends
  • True Liberty
  • Underoath
  • The Upstairs Divine

Relient K (IPA: /ɹɛl. ... Remembrance is a Christian metalcore band formed during the winter of 2003 in Lansing, Michigan. ... Run Kid Run is a four-piece pop rock band from Chicago, Illinois. ... Sams the Hero is a Christian punk rock band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Seventh Star is the twelfth studio album by the rock band Black Sabbath. ... Sherwood are a San Luis Obispo, CA-based indie band. ... Showbread, shewbread, Schaubrot, lechem (hap)pānīm(לחם פנים) refers to the twelve cakes or loaves of bread which were continually present on the Table of Shewbread in the Jewish Temple as an offering to YHWH. // Composition and Presentation Biblical Data: Twelve cakes, with two-tenths of an ephah in each... Bold text Headline text The Showdown The Showdown is a heavy metal band hailing from the south. ... A stainless steel frying pan. ... Spitfire is a hardcore band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... For the Japanese airline see StarFlyer. ... Switchfoot is a Grammy nominated alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... Underoath (sometimes stylized as Underøath or UnderOATH) are a Christian metalcore band. ...

V-Z

This list was added to this page on April 23. For a more updated list of bands, visit the website. The Violet Burning is an independent rock and roll Christian band based in Long Beach, California. ... War of Ages, formerly known as Point Zero, is a Christian metalcore band formed during the summer of 2002 in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... The Wedding is a Christian rock band that fuses elements of rock with emo and pop-punk. ... Whitecross circa 1988. ...


Books

  • Young, Shawn David, M.A., Hippies, Jesus Freaks, and Music (Ann Arbor: Xanedu/Copley Original Works, 2005). ISBN 1-59399-201-7

External links

  • Cornerstone Festival official site
  • Cornerstone Florida official site
  • Cornerstone California official site
  • MeltingPoint Stage official site
  • ThoughtQuotient.com - Flickr photos from Cornerstone 2007
  • DanielsMusic.com Photos the festival in 2004 & 2005
  • Cornerstone Survival Guide

Coordinates: 40°31′53.00″N, 90°26′12.00″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cornerstone Festival - definition of Cornerstone Festival in Encyclopedia (129 words)
The Cornerstone Festival is a Christian music festival put on by Jesus People USA held annually around the 4th of July in Illinois.
From 1984 to 1990, Cornerstone was held in Grayslake, Illinois.
In 1991, Cornerstone moved to the town of Bushnell, Illinois where the organizers of the Festival purchased a large piece of land, which is now called Cornerstone Farms.
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