Cornerstone Festival, the church’s most diverse celebration of Christians in art and culture, has a new look and a new pricing structure. To the seasoned attendees, the festival might take on a vintage feel.
For the past 29 years, faith-filled attendees of all ages, styles and denominations have made the pilgrimage to the hills of Western Illinois for this week-long celebration. They come to be inspired through seminary level classes and discussions, entertained with the best in music and film, spurred to further creativity with visual art, invigorated through sport and competition and to experience spiritual renewal among this diverse gathering of believers that makes the Cornerstone Festival community.
Arguably the largest pop-culture, entertainment event in the world, THE COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2011 kicks off this week with sellout attendance of more than 125,000. The CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY (CCAS) in partnership with CHALICE PRESS will deliver top talent and projects to create impact at the event. Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con) is the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world.
CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL continues to be a truly unique Christian Festival. Not only in that their focus includes seminars, art, sports, film and discussion, but in their commitment to bring together all ages and genres of music. This year continues that tradition with an unprecedented JESUS RALLY, with artists more common to the genre in the 70s and 80s. As the festival itself was groundbreaking in bringing a voice to some of the more creative and fringe artists in the genre, for 2011 Cornerstone decided to bring a new audience to the artists of the Jesus Music Movement that made the genre possible.
Since 1984, Cornerstone Festival has spent 28 years pushing boundaries and challenging the concept of what a Christian Festival “should” look like. Cornerstone is an annual pilgrimage for people of faith of all ages, styles, and denominations from around the world. Attendees join together 20,000 strong in the hills of Western Illinois for a week-long celebration that invigorates belief, inspires creativity, and showcases the best in pop culture, faith-based entertainment, spiritual engagement, and fun activities.
Cornerstone Festival 2011 will take place June 30 – July 3 at Cornerstone Farm in Bushnell, Illinois. Once a year for the past two decades, this small town in Western Illinois with less than 3500 residents becomes inundated with artists, musicians, and fans from across the globe who make a pilgrimage to experience an event unlike any other.
Halleen and Franklin join ten newly added workshop speakers including screenwriter for two Jerry Bruckheimer films Bill Marsilli, producer of “Scary Movie” Lisa Blum, director of Fox’s “Sunset Strip” Adam Collis, world-renowned Hollywood Economics lecturer Bobbette Buster, producer of “Like Dandelion Dust” starring Mira Sorvino, Bobby Downes, co-producer of “Mission Impossible III” Arthur Anderson, Co-Founder of the LA Film Festival, Thomas Ethan Harris, former supervising producer for “The Late Show” Dan Rupple, social media strategist Matt Meeks, production executive Susana Zepeda, and BMC host and founder of Cooke Pictures, Phil Cooke.
FrontGate Media; the leading faith-based, culture-engaged media & marketing group, announced today the addition of Cornerstone Festival to their growing media group roster. Created by the Chicago-based Jesus People USA, Cornerstone Festival is proving again to be the most creative and provocative of the nation’s festivals. With their incredible alternative musical line up, Flickering film screenings, Art Rageous, cstoneXchange, Sports, on-site Recovery Meetings, Children’s programs and more, since 1984 this alternative Christian lifestyle festival has pushed boundaries and challenged the concept of what a Christian festival “should” look like.
or the sixth year running, Holt International will present the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular — Christian music’s largest annual tour. An international adoption and child welfare organization, Holt began partnering with Winter Jam founder and host, NewSong, to raise awareness of the thousands of homeless children overseas.
In the face of Newsweek’s recent cover story “Man Up” (http://tinyurl.com/newsweek-men), and the controversial piece “The End of Men” in The Atlantic earlier this summer (http://tinyurl.com/the-end-of-men), many discussions are taking place on just how men are losing their hold on society. SOAR is the Christian church’s relevant and strong answer to the global conundrum about the state of manhood at a time where there is much chatter and noise in the world about just what is wrong with men.