OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Hundreds of people gathered at Kendall-Perkins Park in Owensboro Sunday to listen to gospel music as part of the 42nd annual Dust Bowl.
Adults and children alike joined together for "praise in the park".
Recording artists from Nashville and Arkansas, as well and local choirs, sang at the event.
Joah Black says he wants to be a pastor like his uncle, "It doesn't matter what church. For the homeless who don't know then they can just come to my church."
Parents say it was a way to bring the community together as one and show their children that love is greater than violence.
"It's always good to have them get involved and just be a part of something like this, it's very positive," said Makai Black.
"It is vital. It is so vital it brings tears to my eyes, because the kids deserve mentors and they should feel free to come out and play and not be worried about crime," said Scott Goodwin, member of 10th Street Missionary Baptist Church.
The dust bowl starts again Monday night with a third and fourth grade boys basketball game at 7:00 p.m.