People travel from all over the country to experience The National Quartet Convention. This extremely popular event among the Christian faith is an annual gathering of Southern Gospel Quartets and musicians. It is held at our very own LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is the third year that our cute little town has hosted this event, and boy does it bring quite the crowd! This year for the 2016 National Quartet Convention the expected number is around 40,000, people all gathering together to enjoy inspirational music. So here’s the skinny on what you can expect to see this year if you are planning to attend! Each year it seems to get better and better, if that is even possible! This week long event is packed with over 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Gospel artists. The 2016 National Quartet Convention begins September 25th and runs through October 1st.

When I say that this is a jam packed event, I truly mean it! They have things going on all day long from sunrise to sunset. Schedules are of course subject to change, and they will make all of those changes online. If you would like to check out the detailed schedule of events for the 2016 National Quartet Convention you can do so HERE.

If you are unable to physically attend the 2016 National Quartet Convention no worries! They are offering a live internet webcast, 7 days and nights of Gospel music for $64.99. You can also watch the NQC on Demand until December 31st. If you are a Roku owner, you can download the NQC TV Channel to access the webcast, along with additional content. Technology has really come a long way hasn’t it? To purchase the webcast you can visit their website.

This is an event that the City of Pigeon Forge prepares for far in advance. There are Airport Shuttles if you are flying in, and they are offering Hotel Shuttles and Trolley Passes to help minimize the amount of traffic on the road during the event. I would highly recommend looking into these extra features to help ensure a smooth experience while you are visiting. As a popular vacation destination our goal is to ensure a fun experience by all!


Be sure to check out the NQC online gift shop! You can sport your favorite NQC gear while you attend the event! Click HERE to shop now!

Special Shows

During the 2016 National Quartet Convention on September 27th, Dixie Stampede will be hosting a special tribute performance. The purchase of this ticket also includes the NQC Tuesday evening concert at the LeConte Center. Details about this show can be found on Dixie Stampede’s website.  

The 2016 National Quartet Convention is something I feel everyone should experience at least once in their life. It’s a good, spiritual, uplifting environment that can inspire you no matter what stage you are at in your life. If you are needing lodging information during the time of this convention be sure to call 800.429.4361 and talk with one of our reservationists. They will be happy to help you find the accommodations that will suit your family. We look forward to seeing you during the 2016 National Quartet Convention!