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God and Country Festival Free Concert to Feature Needtobreathe on June 30, 2010 at Idaho Center

Nampa, Idaho - The God and Country Festival, an annual free concert and civic event held at the Idaho Center the Wednesday before the Fourth of July, will feature popular rock band Needtobreathe and singer/songwriter Meredith Andrews on June 30, 2010. The gates open at 5:00 pm for the 44th annual Festival, which will include a tribute to World War II Veterans and other military service members, speeches from local officials, and other musical artists. The non-profit event, which is free to the public through the generosity of donors and sponsors, includes the largest fireworks show in the Treasure Valley, according to Carol Andrews, President of the all-volunteer Board. "A lot of people ask us how we can put on such a major event that draws crowds of up to 14,000 people for free. While we will always keep it free to the public, we do depend heavily on businesses and churches advertising in our 11x17 supplement that goes out to over 22,000 subscribers to the Idaho Press-Tribune." She says that the tabloid, which is scheduled to be delivered to newspaper readers on Sunday, June 27, is a great place to learn about the event's history and the volunteers behind the God and Country Festival. Visitors can learn more about attending or sponsoring the event at www.godandcountryfestival.com. "This event started 44 years ago in part as a venue for the public expression of faith as protected by our Constitution. The Founders of our country were for the freedom of religion, not the freedom from it, and we're here to carry on that message." Meredith Andrews, an accomplished artist on the national music scene, will help continue that tradition, performing her popular brand of Christian music [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:20-07:00June 3rd, 2010|2010, Press Releases|0 Comments

2009 Festival – Coming July 1

Note: The Idaho Center does not allow outside food or drinks to be brought in, but plenty of food and snacks are available at the concession stands. Also, no high-back chairs are allowed. Low-back beach chairs are allowed, blankets are allowed, and there are chairs and bleachers to sit on if you don't want to bring anything. Want to support the Festival and keep it free? Please consider buying glow-sticks and contributing at the Festival or here on the website through PayPal. Thanks for your support and prayers for the success of this event! Brandon Heath Make your plans now for the 2009 God and Country Festival on Wednesday, July 1 at the Idaho Center. We are excited to have Brandon Heath and several local bands performing for this free family event. The fireworks show is the largest in the Treasure Valley, and is choreographed with patriotic and inspirational music! Schedule of events 5:00 - Gates open 6:00 - Entertainment starts, including Wasting Lament and Music Ministers' Band. 8:00 - Grand celebration, including skydiver, presentation of the colors, national anthem, awards & more, and Brandon Heath. 10:20 - Fireworks show Treasure Valley Music Ministers In addition to Brandon Heath, part of this year's opening entertainment will be a Treasure Valley Music Ministers' Band including Jesse Schuster, Scott Riggan, Gordon Knapp, Mark Thornton, Andy Hendley, and Doug Connelly. Wasting Lament We're proud to feature another local band of accomplished musicians called Wasting Lament as an opening act. You can read more about Wasting Lament on their website. We could use your help! We are looking for business, church, and individual sponsors to keep this event going. The God and Country Festival is entirely volunteer-led, and is [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:21-07:00September 30th, 2008|2009|0 Comments

2005 God & Country Family Festival Features SonicFlood

Nampa, Idaho - The Treasure Valley God & Country Family Festival Committee announced the Dove award winning gospel music artists SONICFLOOD will be the special guests at the annual Treasure Valley God & Country event to honor all Military and Veterans with special emphasis on those personnel and their families currently serving in the military. The 38th annual event will provide many activities including featuring many of the individual ministries and services, which help the families of the Treasure Valley. Mayor Tom Dale will present the Annual Public Servant Award to a public employee for exemplary service to the community. SONICFLOOD, a Christian worship band will be featured as the 2005 musical guest with a special free concert. They have just release their latest CD, This Generation, a follow-up to 2003’s Cry Holy; This Generation sees SONICFLOOD entering a new season that includes welcoming new players, a season that front-man Rick Heil hopes will lead people to a definitive understanding that God’s heart is truly good. It sounds obvious. After all, we learn about God’s goodness from our earliest days in Sunday school. Mike Locknane Chairman of this year’s event said, “This event continues to grow and has become a genuine showcase for various ministries in the valley to present themselves to the God & Country audience as we continue to honor those serving our community through military service and positions in public service.” Sponsors have provided funding so we can continue to offer this event FREE of any admission charge. The rally will again be held at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Can-Ada Road in Nampa for the Wednesday, June 29, 2005 event (always the Wednesday before the 4th of July). Family activities begin [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:21-07:00June 7th, 2005|2005, Press Releases|0 Comments

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann to Honor Veterans & Military at 2003 God & Country Family

Nampa, Idaho - Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann will be guest speaker at the annual Treasure Valley God & Country Rally to honor all Military and Veterans at the 2003 event according to an announcement by the God & Country committee. Brian Kohagen, Chairman of this year’s event said, “After the successful return of our troops from Iraq and all Military on guard throughout the world we are very excited to dedicate the 2003 event to our Veterans. We have been working out the details and have many new and exciting features planned for this years event.” The rally will again be held at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Can-Ada Road in Nampa for the Wednesday, July 2, 2003 event. Family activities begin at 6:00 PM, special presentations and speakers at 8:00 PM with the Treasure Valley’s best fireworks completing the evening at approximately 10:15 PM. Justice Daniel Eismann is a decorated Vietnam combat Veteran, from Homedale and serves Idaho as a Supreme Court Justice. Eismann received two purple hearts after receiving wounds in Vietnam. THE GOD & COUNTRY RALLY has a rich 30 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 RALLY 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 traditional date of the Wednesday, proceeding the 4th of July, has been set for the Wednesday, July 2nd. The event begins at 6pm with special music and entertainment, [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:21-07:00June 24th, 2003|2003, Press Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:21-07:00June 3rd, 2003|2004, Press Releases|0 Comments

Oliver North to Speak at July 3rd God & Country Family Festival

(Nampa, Idaho) Colonel Oliver North will be guest speaker at the annual Treasure Valley God & Country Rally according to an announcement by the God & Country committee. Brian Kohagen, Chairman of this year’s event said, “We are very excited about having Colonel North as this years guest speaker. We have been working out the details and have many new and exciting features planned for this years event.” The rally will again be held at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Can-Ada Road in Nampa for the Wednesday, July 3, 2002 event. Family activities begin at 6:00 PM, special presentations and speakers at 8:00 PM with fireworks completing the evening at approximately 10:15 PM. Oliver L. North is a combat decorated marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, former candidate for the United States Senate, the host of a nationally syndicated daily radio show and the host of “War Stories” on the Fox News channel, yet claims his most important accomplishment as being “the husband of one and the father of four.” North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a U.S.Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat. Assigned to the National Security Council Staff in the Reagan administration,Colonel North was the United States government’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator from 1983-1986 and was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the Island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. [...]

By |2018-02-14T04:38:21-07:00June 25th, 2002|2002, Press Releases|0 Comments
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