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Cornerstone Festival Ending

The Cornerstone Festival, which has been one of the longest-running festivals for Christian music, has announced that 2012 will be its last year. Festival organizers say the decision was reached for many reasons, including the difficult economy and changes in the market …

From Cornerstone:

We are so grateful to have been able to share with you the gift that hasbeen Cornerstone Festival all these years. Our annual gathering in thistruly special community has shaped and illuminated our journeys together and apart, beginning in 1984, when the first Cornerstone drew 5000people to a small fairgrounds outside Chicago.

Through our peak years in the 90s when tens of thousands celebratedthis festival’s amazing unity-in-diversity amid the Midwesterncountryside, to more recent belt-tightening days, we’ve traveled our ups and downs together in a way that will be a part of our lives forever.

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In 2012, we’ll be celebrating one final Cornerstone Festivaltogether. Based on a range of factors – including changes in the market and a difficult economy – the timing seems right. This was obviously a hard decision, wrestled with over years and particularly over recentmonths. But with the decision made, we have the opportunity to cometogether one last time and bring to a happy, grateful – if tearful –close to this chapter of our lives. 


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