Largest Southern Gospel Music Celebration
For seven days at the end of September, Pigeon Forge will become the center of all things related to Gospel Music as the National Quartet Convention comes to town. From September 25 through October 1, dozens of gospel music groups and thousands of praise music aficionados will enjoy the good singing and the good news at the Pigeon Forge Convention Center.
The week-long event begins early Sunday morning as exhibitors register and start the load-in. Throughout the day and into the next, they will fill the Exhibition Hall, which will be open each day from 4-11 p.m. beginning Monday, September 26.
Each evening from 5:30-10 p.m., participants will enjoy concert performances in the Convention Center. Several different groups will perform each night, so you’ll want to get a seat every time to see all the performers. Although the lineup may change, here is a sampling of performers scheduled to appear:
Sunday: Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Hoppers, Legacy Five
Monday: Whisnants, Dixie Echoes, Gold City, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs
Tuesday: Booth Brothers, Collingsworth Family, Triumphant, Perrys
Wednesday: Tribute, Southern Raised, Dixie Melody Boys, Browns
Thursday: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Soul’d Out, Nelons, McKameys
Friday: Jim Brady Trio, Isaacs, Kingsmen, 11th Hour, Freedom, Browders
Saturday: Erwins, Gordon Mote, Sneed Family, Taylors, Talleys, Bowlings
Starting on Tuesday morning, the day will open with a Chapel that will run from 9:30-10:30 a.m.. This chapel will feature a speaker and a musical group. Having begun the day in the right spirit, participants will then enjoy the Morning Main Stage Showcase, featuring five acts.
Wednesday, September 28, will be filled with special events. At the LeConte Convention Center, the Booth Brothers/Jim Brady Trio Showcase will begin at 12:30, followed by the Singing News Fan Awards from 1 to 3 p.m. At the same time, the NATQC Artist Showcase will take place at the Convention Center Food Court. This Showcase will go on at the same time for the rest of the week.
From 12:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, the Matinee Extravaganza will feature almost a dozen gospel acts.
On Friday, participants can see the Vintage Quartet Showcase at 12:30, followed by the Dr. David Jeremiah Showcase. After a short break, Music, Music, Music—An Instrumentalist Showcase will begin at 2:30.
The last day of the convention, Saturday, October 1, will see Dennis Swanberg take center stage, followed by Stories of the Songs and Perry Stone.
After a week filled with the finest Gospel Music in the world, anyone who attends is sure to be uplifted and can return home with a joy-filled heart. Visit the National Quartet Convention Official Web Site and plan your trip to Pigeon Forge.
September NATQC Lodging Deal by Heartland Cabin Rentals
Reserve a Cabin by August 30
1 Free Night with 4-Night or Longer Stay