Cornerstone 2010-Special Happenings

One21music has discovered two events that are scheduled for Cornerstone Music Festival 2010 could be  very, very special. We at One21music regularly attend Cornerstone Music Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest Music Festival and we try to get to as many other festivals as possible.  Why?  Because special things happen.  I just read about such an event that happened at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.  My Morning Jacket performed an acoustic show at the legendary Preservation Hall that ended with a 3:00 a.m. parade through the streets of New Orleans also legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  We know of at least Cornerstone 2010 two events that hold that kind of promise.

Iona  Returns to U.S. After A 10 Year Absence

Legendary, mystical, celtic Christian group Iona returns for their first show in over a decade.  Iona formed in 1988 after David Fitzgerald‘s live changing visit to the spiritual islands of Lindisfarne and Iona.  The band emerged  from that pilgramage to become one of the most influential bands of the 90′s.  Iona‘s mix of celtic music with other world influences and progressive rock help create a new audience for celtic music in pop and rock circles.  Contemporaries include Clannad and Enya.  Here is video from Iona‘s last performance at the 1996 Cornerstone Music Festival.

Shortly after this performance Iona went on a 10 year hiatus and only began playing shows again a few years age. We have this show underlined on our Cornerstone 2010 schedule.

Sleeping Giant and Men As Trees Walking Together?

Because there are so many bands, most shows at Cornerstone Music Festivals are scheduled from 20 to 50 minutes long.  I have never seen a Cornerstone show last more than an hour.  So it caught my attention when I saw a show that was scheduled for more than two hours.  Sleeping Giant/Men As Trees Walking are schedule for a show on Wednesday night of Cornerstone 2010 that starts at 10:50 p.m. and ends at 1:00 a.m. Alternative rock, world music, worship band Men As Trees Walking is joining forces with hardcore, metal band Sleeping Giant? What is happening here? As you can see, Sleeping Giant is a hardcore band with a big heart for worship

But they are going to perform together with this world music worship collective Men As Trees Walking?

These types of shows are what make music festivals so cool. I don’t know if this will work or not, but I know I will be there expecting the unexpected. That means you will be there as well. We will be reporting on the Cornerstone Music Festival 2010 starting June 28th through July 3rd and we will try to bring you the video and the photos of special moments such as these.

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