PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.Â (September 22, 2018)Â â€“ In less than 24 hours, thousands of Gospel music fans will descend upon the town of Pigeon Forge, TN and surrounding areas for Gospel music’s largest annual event, NQC – the National Quartet Convention!
The 61st Anniversary edition of NQC will take place from Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Over 40,000 people are expected to enjoy the event. Full schedule details may be found at www.NQConline.com.
Organizers, crew and event staff are putting the final touches on Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center in preparation for a full week of non-stop activities, music, food, fun, and fellowship.
Among the special highlights this year are:
Inaugural Appearance by Dr. Robert Jeffress
Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band
The Gaither Homecoming Sing-a-Long
SGMA Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit ConcertÂ featuringÂ theÂ 2018 inductions of Ann Downing, Tracy Stuffle, Mark Trammell, Norman Wilson
Singing News Fan Awards
Inspiring Chapel services
Dr. David Jeremiah
Gerald Wolfeâ€™s Hymn Sing
Quartet Matinee Extravaganza
More than 100 of your favorite Gospel artists
and so much more!
In addition, NQC’s mainÂ stage will be filled with Gospel music’s best and brightest along with new artists making their mark, including: Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Tribute Quartet, McKameys, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter and many more!
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.