National Quartet Convention Kicks Off With Sunday Night Bonus Concert

Louisville, KY – The 53nd Annual National Quartet Convention will officially kicked off on Sunday evening, September 12 with a bonus concert at Louisville’s Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. This special event boasted attendence in excess of 2,000 people, as Southern Gospel Music lovers arriving early for the 2010 event were treated to the sounds of  multi-award winning groups, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Booth Brothers.

Excitement fills the air in the city of Louisville this week as Southern Gospel Music lovers from more than 40 states and at least a half dozen countries will attend 2010 Convention. Increased concert attendance, afternoon showcase attendance and exhibitor participation is expected as the event celebrates it’s 53rd year.  In addition to the many popular quartets, trios, duets and soloists featured throughout the week, some of the most prominent keynote speakers in the country will be featured such as David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley and Governor Sarah Palin, who will be featured on Thursday afternoon in Freedom Hall.

The National Quartet Convention offers fans of Southern Gospel Music something no other event can…the convenience of “one stop shopping.” The NQC is the only event of the year where fans can see and hear their favorite groups at a single event, then meet group members and purchase music, videos and much more at any one of the 450 exhibit booths which span throughout 175,000 square feet. This year marks an all-time record with a sold-out exhibit hall. Southern Gospel Music lovers can enjoy their favorite music all day long, as music spectaculars begin each morning and continue until midnight each evening.

Tickets are available for all evening concert and may be purchased at the door or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets for afternoon showcases are available at the door. Visit for a complete schedule of events.

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About the 2010 National Quartet Convention: This year marks the 53rd Annual National Quartet Convention. The Convention has made its home in the city of Louisville since 1994. Approximately 40,000 people will attend the 2010 event, with at least 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries represented. The Convention is Christian music’s largest marketplace and largest annual event with more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists in attendance.