Nampa, Idaho - The Treasure Valley God and Country Festival is announcing a Local Artist Showcase on April 1, 2011 to be held at Christian Faith Center in Nampa. The event, which will be an opportunity for local Christian music artists to audition for a chance to play at the 2011 God and Country Festival, will begin at 6:00 pm.
Christian Faith Center is located at 31 South Midland Blvd. in Nampa. Artists will perform in front of a live audience. The event, which is free to the public and artists alike, will be sponsored by Aged Out Teens Unlimited, a local ministry to help Idaho teens leaving the foster care system who were never adopted into a permanent family.
Artists can download an application to appear in the Showcase by visiting the God and Country Festival website at www.godandcountryfestival.com.
Susan Ness, President of the Festival, says the board is excited to hear local artists showcasing their God-given talents for the community.
"While we don't have enough time for all of the great artists here in the Treasure Valley, we do want to hear as many as possible." Ethan Wheeler of Triamp Group, Inc., who is engineering the sound for the Showcase and the Festival, says artists will be limited to two songs and the backline equipment on hand.
"This will be a fast-paced evening due to time limitations, but it should be a lot of fun."
About the God and Country Festival
The God and Country Festival is a free annual concert, fireworks show, and civic event celebrating religious freedom of expression and assembly in America, and honoring the men and women in the military who serve to protect that freedom. It is held the Wednesday before the Fourth of July each year.
About Aged Out Teens Unlimited
Aged Out Teens Unlimited is a local ministry to teens who are "aging out" of Idaho's foster care system. Teens are often overlooked for adoption and age out of the system, entering adulthood with no hope, no future, and no permanent family to share birthdays, holidays, weddings, and life. AOT Unlimited's mission is to provide permanent families for these teens along with mentoring in basic job and life skills.
God and Country Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 993
Nampa, ID 83653
No food or drink can be brought into the Idaho Center, except for baby food and bottles.
You can bring opened water bottles to fill in the drinking fountains if you wish.
No high-back lawn chairs, all chairs must be low backed and have legs 8" or less. No camping chairs. Blankets are subject to inspection.
Sound volume varies throughout the bowl area. We recommend finding a seat where the volume is comfortable for you and your family.
The Treasure Valley God and Country festival is once again happy to provide American Sign Language interpreters.