For eight straight years (1990-1997) I went to the Cornerstone Music and Arts Festival in Bushnell, IL (a really small town sort of near Peoria) on July 4th weekend. You camp out for five days with twenty thousand other people and listen to bands from noon 'til two or three in the morning. I've missed the last couple of years, but I'm sure I'll get back there sometime. In 1997, over a hundred bands performed on five or six stages. Highlights included the reuniting of The Call, a great show from Adam Again, and several cool ska-core bands (like The Supertones and The Insyderz).

There's a lot more than music at the Cornerstone festival, so why not check out their web site. Huh? Why not?