National Quartet Convention: NQC Events & Information

The National Quartet Convention is one of the biggest annual events in Southern Gospel Music. NQC brings thousands of folks and some familiar gospel acts to the Pigeon Forge Parkway for a solid week of concerts, events and more!

About The Convention

The National Quartet Convention brings over 40,000 people from around the world to Pigeon Forge each fall. NQC began in in 1957 and was held in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Throughout the week, guests can enjoy performances from many famous names in gospel music.

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Things To Do

In addition to attending the many performances throughout the week, NQC attendees have plenty of other events and activities to look forward to. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center’s exhibit hall during the day.

Explore Pigeon Forge

Visitors who are in town for the convention also have all of the activiies and adventures offered in Pigeon Forge available to them. Explore the best attractions, shows and outdoor activities available in the Smoky Mountains and plan some of these things into your trip. You can even save money on some of these fun things to do with special Pigeon Forge coupons and deals.

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Planning Your Trip

Need help figuring out the details of your trip to Pigeon Forge for NQC? Check out our church retreat guide for suggestions your group will love. It includes some of the best things to do and places to stay. We can even help guide you in the direction of businesses that offer group discounts. Fill out our group travel form for assistance.

Pigeon Forge Church Retreats

Make plans to attend this years National Quartet Convention and experience the largest annual event in gospel music.

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