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NQC Preparing for 60th Anniversary Celebration

By August 28, 2017August 31st, 2017News

Special Group Reunions, Bill Gaither & The Gaither Vocal Band, SGMA Hall of Fame Induction, Gospel Singing Jubilee Tribute among Highlights

Dr. David Jeremiah Returns as Keynote Speaker

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 28, 2017) – The 60th Anniversary edition of NQC – the National Quartet Convention – is shaping up to be quite the celebration. With once-in-a-lifetime group reunions, special showcases, and so much more, Gospel music’s largest annual event is better than ever this year. Truly, the song goes on!

Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center will once again host the event from Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017. More than 40,000 people are expected to enjoy NQC’s 60th Anniversary event.

Among the special highlights this year are:

  • Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band
  • The Gaither Homecoming Sing-a-Long
  • SGMA Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit Concert featuring the 2017 inductions of Troy Burns, Randy Shelnut, LaBreeska Hemphill and Tony Greene
  • Gospel Singing Jubilee Tribute
  • Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing
  • Hopper Brothers Reunion
  • Singing News Fan Awards
  • Dixie Melody Boys Reunion
  • Inspirations Reunion
  • Kingsmen / Squire Parsons Reunion
  • Perrys Reunion
  • Gold City Reunion
  • Nelons Reunion
  • Inspiring Chapel services
  • Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Special video presentations throughout the week to commemorate NQC’s 60th anniversary
  • and so much more!

In addition to the above, the NQC stage will be filled with Gospel music’s best and brightest along with new artists making their mark, including: Jason Crabb, Hoppers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Jim Brady Trio, Collingsworth Family, McKameys, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Tribute Quartet, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Mark Trammell Quartet and many more!

Clarke Beasley, NQC executive vice-president comments: “This will truly be a special year as we commemorate NQC’s 60th Anniversary and look forward to a bright future for our convention and for our music.

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.

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