Louisville, KY -Â With less than one week before the kick-off of the 2013 National Quartet Convention, the city of Louisville is gearing up to host the annual Convention for the final year. After 20 years of calling Louisville home, the NQC says goodbye this year, but not before the finest Christian recording artists and noted speakers converge upon the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center for one final time,Â September 8 through 14.
Music will ring from the rafters of the Expo Center in Louisville each day from early morning until nearlyÂ midnight. A special highlight at this yearâ€™s Convention will be theÂ ThursdayÂ showcase in Freedom Hall featuring multi-award winning recording artists, The Gaither Vocal Band, as well as multi-award winning legendary group, The Gatlin Brothers and popular award winning trio, The Booth Brothers. This special Harmony Showcase begins atÂ 11:30am, and promises to be one of the most popular showcases at this yearâ€™s event.
In addition toÂ ThursdayÂ afternoonâ€™s Gaither Harmony Showcase event, songwriter of the century, Bill Gaither will also host the popular Homecoming Sing-Along concert on Friday, September 13, beginning atÂ 11:30am. The Homecoming Sing-Along will feature a 100-voice Homecoming choir , comprised of Gospel Musicâ€™s most talented singers, and will feature many songs from the popular Homecoming Video Series, which is viewed worldwide.
Another exciting showcase event scheduled is Wednesdayâ€™s Ken Davis & Friends Showcase. Hosted by best-selling author, radio host, comedian and motivational speaker, Ken Davis, music included during the Showcase will be provided by The Martins, The Hoppers and Legacy Five, as well as a number of other popular guests. Also scheduledÂ on WednesdayÂ is the Bluegrass Pickinâ€™ Jamboree, produced by multi-award winning producer, Ben Isaacs. The event will feature many of Bluegrass Gospel musicâ€™s most talented vocalists and musicians.
Several of the nationâ€™s most prominent evanglists, include Dr David Jeremiah and Dr Johnny Hunt will appear at this yearâ€™s Convention. Dr Jeremiah is scheduled to speakÂ on Friday, while Dr Hunt will appearÂ on Saturday.
A complete schedule of events set to take place during the 2013 National Quartet Convention may be obtained online atÂ www.nqconline.com.