NAMPA -- Treasure Valley families gathered Wednesday night in Nampa to listen to music, bond as a community and to celebrate their spirituality.
The 46th annual God and Country family music festival took place at the amphitheater at the Idaho Center.
More than 10,000 people came to share their faith, patriotism, family and community
Nampa resident Warren Wheeler came to the God and Country music festival with his wife.
"We come every year and its nice because its free you know they don't charge an arm and a leg just to come out," Warren said.
Every year the event is free, a rarity for big concerts like this one these day.
Warren says he loves the atmosphere and sharing his faith with fellow community members,
"We can come out relax and enjoy ourselves and hear great music. It's a great atmosphere, we don't have to worry about being around a lot of smoking, a lot of language, and a negative atmosphere but it's just a positive environment."
The Keller family is also from Nampa, and came to enjoy the fellowship.
David Keller believes God and country is a necessary part of any culture.
"God is being remembered and our military is being honored and just good family values," Keller said.
Keller is grateful that the Treasure Valley puts on the event so his family and other families can enjoy it, "I love hanging out with my wife and my kids and my church family and I am very blessed to have a good family."
Five Christian bands performed at the music festival, but honoring our armed servicemen and women was also a huge part of the event.