Cornerstone Festival has been the church’s most diverse celebration of Christians in art and culture.
Last week’s announcement that 2012 will be the final Cornerstone event has generated an outpouring of Cstone love from the artists who’ve played the fest over its 29 year history, and from fans who’ve been attending since they were teens, now attending with their own families. I took my 15 year old son for the first time last year. Sponsorship bookings went up last week too.
If I recall correctly, I first went to Cornerstone back in 1994 when I was working for Frontline Records. I stood outside of the REX Records tent talking to Leigh Nash’s Dad. Sixpence None the Richer was virtually unknown. Leigh was 17 I think. Her Dad was along to make sure he understood what this weird Christian festival thing was. My recollection is that this was their first Cornerstone.