The National Quartet Convention

The Great Gospel Gathering of the Smoky Mountains

4 Days  |  Sept 24-30, 2018 and Sept 23-29, 2019

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Come to Pigeon Forge for the biggest gathering in Southern Gospel . . . the National Quartet Convention! For over 50 year NQC has showcased the very best in Southern Gospel music and is now doing so in a beautiful new performance hall. Let U.S. Tours-Tennessee customize just the right trip for you. Join us in 2018, you can expect main floor seating at the Quartet Convention combined with all the other great Smoky Mountain attractions.

The National Quartet Convention

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  • Three NQC Evenings of Main Stage Singing
  • Dixie Stampede Matinee with 4 course meal
  • Full Day at Dollywood
  • Dollywood $15 Meal Voucher
  • Arrival Night Dinner at a Local Restaurant
  • Narrated Tour Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Admission to Christ in the Smokies
  • Boarding Pass for the Titanic
  • Three Nights First Class Lodging
  • Three Hotel Breakfasts
  • All Taxes,  Tips and Luggage Handling
  • One Free with every 16 Paid

Tour Prices

Prices vary based on hotel rates in effect at time of booking, we suggest you plan early, and please note rates are usually lower on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday than they are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  We are happy to customize for you with many other shows and attractions available to your group.  Feel free to ask us for a Three Night Trip, or ask us to combine NQC with Nashville, nobody is more accommodating than our staff in Tennessee.


Day 1 – Arrive in Pigeon Forge, TN and check into your hotel for a three night stay.  Groups arriving on Monday, Sept 24 will find a slightly lower rate than groups arriving Thurs, Sept 27.

Dinner will be scheduled for your group tonight in a local restaurant.  Afterwards you enjoy an evening at the National Quartet Convention.  This is Christian music’s largest marketplace and largest annual event. With over 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Southern Gospel artists in attendance, there’s always something new to discover.

Day 2 – After breakfast, meet your local guide for a narrated tour of Smoky Mountain National Park.  Learn about the history and highlights with stop at the “Top of Ole Smoky” where you can stand with one foot in Tennessee and one foot in North Carolina. There will be plenty of Photo Opportunities.

Then visit the Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens.   It is one of the nation’s foremost inspirational attractions, featuring incredible lifelike scenes telling the Story of Christ, utilizing life size figures, dramatic lighting, music and special effects. Included in your tour is a remarkable sculpture of Christ, ancient coins and precious gems.

The afternoon features a late matinee performance of the Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.  Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Tonight, you return to the Quartet Convention and enjoy Live Music performed by some of the greats such as:  Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, The Hoppers, Perrys, Triumphant Quartet, Booth Brothers, The Talleys, Dennis Swanberg, George Younce, Mark Bishop, Kim Hopper, Taranda Greene, Kim Collingsworth and Legacy Five.  Exact schedule to be announced .

Day 3 – This day is dedicated to Dollywood, Tennessee’s number one attraction featuring 130 acres of incredible rides, spectacular music shows, heritage crafts exhibits and fun.  Enjoy live stage shows, Dolly museum, master craftsmen at work and artisans proudly continue the centuries-old tradition of had-making crafts with daily demonstrations, train ride, an American Eagle habitat, and for the very brave the Wild Eagle-America’s First Wing Coaster!, but for those not so brave it is fun to watch.  A $15 meal voucher is included with your admission to Dollywood.

This evening you return to the Quartet Convention for yet one more night of great music.

Day 4 – After breakfast, depart for home.

Groups who have time this morning will have a Boarding Pass for The Titanic Museum. This two-story museum attraction is shaped like the original British Ocean Liner ship that hit the Iceberg in 1912. On the inside you’ll walk the Grand Staircase, visit the Captains Bridge, see the difference between First Class and Third Class passenger cabins. This recreation is stunningly accurate, and through modern technology it gives voice to the 2203 who perished in the wreck

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