Photo Gallery | Rock and Worship Roadshow Packs The Spokane Arena
Over 10,000 hands were raised up inside the Spokane Arena Sunday night as the crowd sang “Love is here, love is now”, lyrics by Tenth Avenue North.
“It’s the Rock and Worship Roadshow and all the bands playing are Christian,” said fan April Holten.
Holten and her friends were among 11,200 others who packed the Spokane Arena to see nine different bands, including MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Lecrae, Hawk Nelson, Disciple and Sidewalk Prophets.
“They kind of just want to share it with everybody, so they make the tickets easy for anyone to come,” Holten said. Ticket prices were kept at $10.
The low ticket prices brought in people who wouldn't normally attend this sort of show. “It was kind of a last minute thing; it’s my first concert ever. I’m not really sure who’s playing but I’m really, really enjoying it,” concertgoer Trey Renolds said.
12-year-old Mashaela Sandoval and her family were the first in line at 9 AM to see the concert. She posted on Facebook, “Waiting in line for seven and a half hours was really worth it.”
The bands got up close and personal with the crowd.
“Hawk Nelson took Mashaela’s camera and took pictures of all the band members,” Mashaela’s mom Amanda Jones said.
The crowd shook the arena, jumping up and down during Lecrae’s hip hop performance and left singing their favorite MercyMe lyrics.
Fan David Mariner left feeling uplifted. “It was an awesome show.”
Melissa Martin contributed to this report.