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March 6, 2015


Dixie Stampede’s
NEW ADVENTURE!

Dixie welcomes NQC 2015

As the National Quartet Convention enters its second year in the Smoky Mountains, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede invites NQC attendees to experience the New Adventure!

 

Dixie Stampede will open its doors for special performances for National Quartet Convention guests on Tuesday, September 27, 2015 and Friday, October 2, 2015. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on those dates, Dixie Stampede will host performances by Soul’d Out Quartet and Tribute Quartet in its 35,000 square foot indoor arena, followed by Dixie Stampede’s New Adventure and a fabulous family four-course feast. These special shows will conclude at 5:00 p.m. to give NQC guests plenty of time to return to the LeConte Center for the night’s performances.

 

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is offering a special rate for these performances, which is available only to our National Quartet Convention guests. You can make reservations by calling the Dixie Stampede box office at (800) 356-1676.

 

Dixie Stampede’s New Adventure is sure to dazzle you! Innovative new lighting technology brings the main arena backdrop to life and features a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains. The 2015 season also features a new musical score and aerial act, along with new state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and sound systems. The patriotic finale, set to Dolly Parton’s ‘Color Me America’, will transport you to some of America’s most recognized landmarks as a dozen horses and riders proudly present our nation’s colors.

 

For more information on Dixie Stampede, show times and reservations call 1-800-356-1676 or visit www.dixiestampede.com.

 

October 20, 2014

Home Sweet Bus

The Allen Family

NQC Performers Coming to TLC

Some familiar NQC faces are coming to TLC’s fall lineup

The Allen Family debuted on the NQC main stage this year, and on Tuesday, October 28 at 10 p.m., TLC will air the pilot episode of their new reality show, “Home Sweet Bus.”

Todd and Michelle Allen spent the last 18 years in full-time Gospel music ministry. During that time, they raised their family on the road. Today, they along with their five sons, three daughters, one daughter-in-law and twin toddler grandchildren, live on their tour bus full-time and perform more than 275 shows per year.

“Literally, I was born on the road,” said daughter Danielle about living on the bus. “I don’t have anything to compare it to. Like, I’ve never lived in a house. It’s so normal for me. It’s just like it would be for you to live in a house.”

In 2000, Todd, Michelle, and their oldest son, Caleb received first place in the National Quartet Convention Talent Search. They received two Singing News Fan Award nominations for Favorite New Mixed Group both in 2013 and in 2014.

Watch this video for a peek at “Home Sweet Bus” airing on TLC Tuesday, October 28 at 10 p.m. EST and visit their website to learn more about The Allen Family.

#HomeSweetBus

September 24, 2014

NQCOnline Guest Tweeter @TimLovelace 7pm-8pm nightly

Are you following NQCOnline on Twitter?

If you aren’t following NQCOnline, you should be! If you are then you know that funny man @TimLovelace is keeping his thumbs in shape all week as our Guest Tweeter keeping all of the “Tweople” happy and laughing. Here are a few photo highlights from the adventure so far!

9/26/2014 Update


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Be sure to follow along each night and join in the conversation at @NQCOnline

September 23, 2014

Follow the official #NQC2014 photo gallery

Do you love seeing photos of your favorite artists at #NQC2014?

Click here to follow along this week’s gospel music adventure via the official #NQC2014 Photo Gallery

September 22, 2014

NQC RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Leconte Center - NQC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Leconte Center – NQC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pigeon Forge, TN (Sept. 22, 2014)

This afternoon – September 22, 2014 – the NQC Board of Directors along with dignitaries form Pigeon Forge, TN and the state of Tennessee took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony signifying the beginning of NQC week at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The ceremony follows a record-breaking crowd for the kick-off concert last evening. Attendance doubled from previous years as the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs and the Mark Trammel Quartet ushered in the 57th annual event.
Dignitaries included Tennessee state tourism director Susan Whitaker, Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear, Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster, the NQC board of directors along with hundreds of fans.
Stay connected with us during #NQC2014:

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September 22, 2014

#NQC2014 KICKOFF CONCERT BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS

Pigeon Forge, TN (Sept. 21, 2014)

The 57th annual NQC (National Quartet Convention) kicked off Sunday, September 21, 2014 with a record-breaking crowd at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Officials report attendance numbers more than doubling previous years records. An all-star line-up of artists – the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs and the Mark Trammel Quartet – helped get Gospel Music’s largest annual event underway in grand style.

Stay connected with us during #NQC2014:

Watch the NQC 2014 WEBCAST Live Follow us on Twitter

June 13, 2014

Enter To Win The Great American Giveaway!

April 30, 2014

Greatest Mom Ever – Photo Contest

Greatest Mom Ever - NQC

Is Your Mom The Greatest Mom ever?
Enter To Win Smoky Mountain Dream Vacation For Mom

As you’ve probably heard, NQC has teamed up with Dixie Stampede to bring you two incredible gospel music performances during #NQC2014 at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede! The sweet sound of Southern Gospel Music will fill Dixie Stampede’s 35,000 square foot arena on Thursday, September 24th @ 3PM with music from Soul’d Out Quartet and then again on Friday, September 25th @ 3PM with music from Tribute Quartet. Shows are almost sold out, so you really need to make plans to attend now. Call 1-800-356-1676 now or visit Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede online.

 

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve got more news!

You know we all love our mothers and Mother’s Day is very quickly approaching. With that in mind, we joined in with our friends over at Dixie Stampede as well as the great folks at Wilderness At The Smokies, Tanger Outlets Five Oaks and Gigi’s Cupcakes in Pigeon Forge to bring you the very first Greatest Mom Ever – Photo Contest!

 

Prize Pack Includes
Family 4-Pack Access to Entire Week of NQC 2014
Family 4-Pack of tickets to NQC-Dixie Stampede Show with Soul’d Out Quartet
Family 4-Pack of tickets to NQC-Dixie Stampede Show with Tribute Quartet
Family 4-Pack Gigi’s Cupcakes
5-Nights at Wilderness at the Smokies
$150.  Gift Card to Tanger Outlets Five Oaks

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March 28, 2014

2 Very Special NQC Shows at Dixie Stampede, Pigeon Forge

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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Hosts 2 Special NQC Shows

PIGEON FORGE, TN – The NQC – National Quartet Convention, Gospel music’s largest annual event, will debut in the Smoky Mountains this fall. Being the home of Dolly Parton, whose roots are in Gospel and country music, the National Quartet has been warmly welcomed into her Dixie Stampede.

 

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 and Thursday, September 25, 2014, Dixie Stampede will host shows exclusively for NQC – National Quartet Convention attendees. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on those dates, performers from the convention will play in the 35,000-square foot arena followed by the Dixie Stampede main show and a four-course feast. NQC – National Quartet Convention performers include Soul’d Out Quartet and Tribute Quartet. The shows on September 24 and 25 will conclude at 5:00 p.m. to give guests plenty of time to return to the LeConte Center for the night’s performances.

 

2 Special Dixie Stampede - Performances

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Dixie Stampede is also offering a special rate for these performances, which is available only to NQC – National Quartet Convention attendees. You can make reservations by calling the Dixie Stampede box office at (800) 356-1676.

Dixie Stampede thunders into the 2014 season with all-new special effects, highlighted with a rousing new overture and video projections which fill the arena with stampeding horses so lifelike the thundering hooves rattle the tables.

During our patriotic finale set to Color Me America!, written and performed by Dolly Parton, the entire arena floor is filled with the image of an American flag blowing in the breeze as a dozen horses and riders proudly present our nation’s colors.

For more information on Dixie Stampede, showtimes and reservations call 1-800-356-1676 or visit www.dixiestampede.com.

March 5, 2014

Singing News Fan Awards Returns To The National Quartet Convention Main Stage In 2014

Singing News Magazine and the Board of Directors of the National Quartet Convention (NQC) have reached a multi-year agreement for the NQC to present The Singing News Fan Awards on the Main Stage of the NQC, beginning in 2014.

Singing News Operations Manager Rick Francis states, “Danny Jones and I have been working on the details of this partnership with NQC for several weeks. It just makes sense for the Singing News Fan Awards to take place during the week of NQC, during a time when the entire Southern Gospel music community —fans, artists, and industry—is together in one place. We are very pleased about this agreement.”

The dates for this year’s NQC will be September 21 – 27, 2014 at The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Singing News Fan Awards will be presented by the NQC on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.

NQC Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley states, “The Singing News Fan Awards and the NQC were inseparable institutions for decades, and we are delighted that the Fan Awards will once again call the NQC home.”

Singing News Editor-In-Chief Danny Jones adds, “The Singing News Fan Awards and The National Quartet Convention have a long history together. Some of Southern Gospel music’s fondest memories have been created on the Fan Awards stage at NQC, whether in Nashville or Louisville. I feel certain that even more great memories are in the making as the NQC starts a new chapter in Pigeon Forge.”

The Singing News Fan Awards are voted on by subscribers of Singing News Magazine, a monthly publication recognized as the “Printed Voice of Southern Gospel Music.” The nominating ballot appears in the March issue, the semi-final ballot (Top 10) appears in the May issue, and the final ballot (Top 5) appears in the July issue. Voting ballots are managed, counted, and verified by a third party accounting firm, Rayburn, Bates & Fitzgerald, located in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The National Quartet Convention is Gospel Music’s largest annual event drawing nearly 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries to its annual event that showcases the premier talent in the world of Southern Gospel Music.

To learn more, go to www.nqconline.com or www.singingnews.com.