2004 God & Country Festival Adds Phillips, Craig & Dean to Headline Musical Entertainment

Nampa, Idaho - The Treasure Valley God & Country Family Festival Committee announces Sparrow Record’s gospel music artists Phillips, Craig and Dean will be the special guests at the annual Treasure Valley God & Country event to honor all Military and Veterans. The 37th annual event will provide many activities including featuring many of the individual ministries and services, which help the families of the Treasure Valley.

Brian Kohagen, Chairman of this year’s event said, “After the successful return of many of our troops from Iraq and all our Military on guard throughout the world we are again very excited to dedicate the 2004 event to our Veterans and public servants in Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. We have been working out the details and have many new and exciting features planned for this year’s event.”

The rally will again be held at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Can-Ada Road in Nampa for the Wednesday, June 30, 2004 event. Family activities begin at 6:00 PM, special presentations, speakers and public acknowledgments at 8:00 PM, and the full musical presentation beginning after the special presentations with the Treasure Valley’s best fireworks completing the evening at approximately 10:15 PM.

THE GOD & COUNTRY FESTIVAL has a rich 37 year history which began when sixties western film star, Chuck Connors of the popular “Rifleman” television series helped launch such rallies across the nation. Godly men and women took up the challenge and continued the tradition in Nampa.

THE POPULARITY OF THE FESTIVAL brought nearly 10,000 to the park-like setting of the Idaho Center Amphitheater, which really improved the seating areas, visibility, production and sound quality for the free community event. The Idaho Center Amphitheater will again provide a wonderful facility to host this worthwhile community event for more of the Treasure Valley families. The Idaho Center Amphitheater will again provide a wonderful facility to host this worthwhile community event for more of the Treasure Valley families.

This is an old fashioned, patriotic and religious gathering with military, law enforcement and fire department vehicles on display, local musical groups from churches with the Gospel message at the center of the celebration. The emphasis is placed on the words and ideals of our nation’s Founders, and special recognition is given for those who serve in the military, both active-duty and veterans. Local public servants, especially law enforcement and emergency service personnel, are also honored.

Fireworks for 2004

The pyrotechnics expert behind the scenes at this years God and Country Rally is Lloyd Stubbs of Fireworks America. Special music is being produced with the patriotic flavor, which is programmed to the fireworks display.

The committee is now developing sponsors and donations to underwrite the costs of the event.

The Treasure Valley God & Country Committee is an independent, non-profit community organization. The rally is supported entirely by donations from local individuals, businesses, corporate sponsors, and an offering is taken at the event. There is no admission charge to attend.


Committee members
David Ferdinand: (208) 467-1888
Brian Kohagen, Chairman: (208) 371-4721

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