I have a 10-year-old daughter who loves concerts. Two years ago, we got the chance to go to Evansville for Winter Jam and she was hooked. We got a chance to see For King and Country live there as well as a handful of other excellent performers and she has been asking more concerts ever since.

Last November, the Tour de Compadres 2016 came to Liberty University in Lynchburg. Liberty is only about 45 minutes from my house so it was a no-brainer to make the trip. The tour was headlined by Needtobreathe but also featured Mat Kearney, Parachute & The Welshley Arms. It was such a great show and gave us another opportunity to share our love for live music with each other.

Well, last week, we were given another opportunity so we jumped on it. The agency that I work for was given tickets to Kingsfest in Doswell, VA and we were available for the first night’s shows. Kingsfest is a yearly Christian music festival that takes place at King’s Dominion in Doswell.

We arrived at the park a little early and took advantage of the extra time to get in some rides but our main purpose for being there was a show that featured Crowder, for King & Country, and Chris Tomlin. Sydney and I had seen both of the first two performers before but neither of us had seen Tomlin live so we were excited for the evening.

Here is a slideshow of our evening.

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Needless to say, we were not disappointed with the night. Crowder was awesome. for King and Country were as well. During the middle of their set, one of the guys in the band had to leave to be with his wife as she went into labor. The other guy in the band finished the set by himself and was superb. However, the real blessing was Tomlin’s set. I have never owned one of his albums and don’t really ever carry him on my playlist. Yet, I knew every song that he played. I think this is a testament to how influential his music has become to the church’s modern worship.

Syd stood right next to me as we sang nearly every song together. As a father, I could not have asked for a bigger blessing.

Life is Strange. Live it Well.

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