Saturday: ApologetiX at Cornerstone
Sun., Jun. 26. 2005 11:24am EDT
For years, fans have asked us when we'll play at the legendary Cornerstone Festival in central Illinois, which celebrates its 22nd year in 2005. The answer is: this Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m.
Started in 1984, the Cornerstone Festival is probably the most notable annual gathering of Christian rock artists (as opposed to Christian pop artists), particularly alternative ones, in the United States, if not the world. As "That Christian Parody Band," we've had to overcome some people's perceptions that we're simply a novelty act and not "worthy" of a serious rock festival.
Thankfully, some people behind the scenes close to Cornerstone Festival liked ApologetiX and worked hard to change that perception. And their efforts and prayers have paid off. If you go to the line-up of bands on Cornerstone's website, you'll see a familiar name in the "A" section:
Cornerstone Festival describes itself as "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."
Just as it's important to let festivals know what bands you'd like to see play there, it's also important to let them know how happy you are once they pick those bands. If you'd like to let Cornerstone know you're glad to see ApologetiX playing there at last, please go to this link and send them an email: