Cornerstone Festival is a Christian music festival put on by Jesus People USA and held annually around the 4th of July near Bushnell, Illinois. In a given year, many artists that play at Cornerstone also play at other events such as Creation Festival and mainstream festivals and tours such as the Warped Tour. Cornerstone Festival is a member of the Christian Festival Association. From 1984 to 1990, Cornerstone (or C-stone, as many of its attendees call it), was held at the Lake County Fairgrounds near Grayslake, Illinois. In 1991, Cornerstone moved near the town of Bushnell, Illinois where the organizers of the Festival purchased a large piece of land, which is now called Cornerstone Farm. Tens of thousands of people attend Cornerstone Farm each year and see over 300 bands play many styles of music, including rock, metal, punk, hardcore and pop music. In addition to the many musicians, Cornerstone Festival also presents guest speakers, and features independent/foreign film screenings, writers' seminars, and art workshops. The main Cornerstone Festival now takes place over five days on multiple stages. Cornerstone is known for its Evening Encore performances, now simply called
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