Monday, June 25, 2012


Interesting the Cornerstone Fest is so much smaller this year, both in terms of bands and seminars. And the changing nature of the lineup is making planning difficult -- in order to even run the festival this one last time, they have had to not pay artists and speakers. This has led to many artists and speakers to cancel, and some have been added, just to participate in the last Cornerstone.

This is killing my OCD planning heart. So this year I need to learn about flexibility!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We are going!

My family (mostly my 21-year-old daughter) talked me into checking out if we could make it to the final Cornerstone Festival this year. This will be our second time to go as a family (2010), and my third time (2010 and 2007).

The good news for us is that there were still tickets available. The bad news for the fest is that there will still tickets available.

The good news for us is that it was no problem for us to get a nearby hotel room (no, we are not campers). The bad news for the fest is that is was no problem for us to get a nearby hotel room. When I went the first time, I booked my hotel room six months prior, and had to be in the next town over. But this time, a month out, we nabbed a nice place relatively close by.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The Last Cornerstone

Yes, there are other Christian music fests. I have been to other Christian music fests.

But Cornerstone, which is approaching its 29th (and last) occurrence, is different from those other music fests. I first attended Cornerstone in 2007, and it spoiled me for the other fests. I haven't been to a different one (even though Creation, Alive, and Ichthus are all closer to me geographically) since attending Cornerstone.

It's just not the same -- it serves a critical function in the American church. And after it disappears, I wonder what will take it place. Please, something take its place.