Pigeon Forge, TN (Sept. 10, 2019) — It’ll be here before you know it! The 2019 National Quartet Convention, or NQC, presented by Christian Healthcare Ministries, is just around the corner.
Organizers for the 62nd annual convention are busy preparing for the thousands of Gospel music fans who will descend upon Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for Gospel music’s largest annual event. Pigeon Forge’s LeConte Center will once again host NQC from Sunday, September 22, through Saturday, September 28, 2019.
More than 40,000 people are expected to enjoy the event, highlighted by the evening main stage concerts featuring artists such as the Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim & Melissa Brady, Triumphant Quartet, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Tribute Quartet, Guardians, Perrys, Karen Peck & New River, Collingsworth Family, Booth Brothers, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter and so many more!
This year’s NQC is shaping up to be one of the most special conventions ever, filled with memorable moments and special tributes. Here are some highlights from the week’s activities:
- Singing News Fan Awards 50th Anniversary Presentation
- SGMA Hall of Fame Induction honoring inductees Gerald Wolfe, Ruben Bean, Jackie Wilburn, and Ernie Phillips
- Reunion of the original Dove Brothers
- NQC Artist Showcases (mornings)
- ‘Person to Person’ with Karen Peck & New River
- All-Star Quartet paying tribute to the songs of Squire Parsons
- McKameys Tribute & Farewell
- Comedy showcases featuring Dennis Swanberg and Tim Lovelace
- Dr. Robert Jeffress and Dr. David Jeremiah
- Gerald Wolfe’s Hymn Sing – Tribute to the Hymns of Fanny Crosby
- Booth Brothers – 30th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion
- Morning chapel services featuring various groups (Whisnants, Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Qt) and speakers (Randy Perry, Dr. Hollie Miller, C.T. Townsend, Todd Starnes of Fox News)
- Evening concerts on the main stage featuring dozens of today’s top Southern Gospel acts
- Shopping and meeting your favorite artists in the Exhibit Hall
Saturday’s schedule will be different from in the past, as the afternoon events will be moved to late morning and the evening concerts will be moved to the afternoon, concluding at 6:30 p.m. And this year, the NQC Board of Directors is excited to announce that the new parking lot across Teaster Lane from the LeConte Center will be open and will offer plenty of overflow parking to NQC attendees. These spaces are all located just across the street from the LeConte Center and will make parking so much easier, especially during peak days.
For a complete schedule and to make your arrangements, visit www.natqc.com or call 800-846-8499.
NQC—the National Quartet Convention—was founded in 1957 by J.D. Sumner, Gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, Tennessee, and then to Louisville, Kentucky, where it was held for 20 years before moving to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.