The 2012 National Quartet convention started tonight with a bonus concert from the Hoppers, Greater Vision and the Booth Brothers. I would love to go one year, but unfortunately this is not the year. I will be watching via webcast, hopefully live most of the week. However, the big news of today has not been concerning this year's NQC, but the 2014 NQC which will be in Pigeon Forge. Read the press release below:
The National Quartet Convention has announced the dates for the 2013 NQC. September 9 - 14 will be the dates for the 2013 NQC in Louisville, Kentucky. The event will be very special, as it will be the last year for the event to be held in Louisville. Many special and unique events are being planned for 2013, to celebrate the end of a wonderful era for the NQC in Louisville. Thousands of attendees from across the United States and Canada, as well as several countries around the world, will gather one last time in Louisville to relive great memories from two decades of gatherings at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Plans are already underway to make the 2013 NQC one of the biggest and best weeks of the event's 55-year history. Many first-time attendees are also expected, as it will be their last chance to experience the NQC in this historic location.
In September of 2014, the National Quartet Convention will begin a new and exciting era as Gospel Music's Largest Annual Event moves to one of America's most popular, family-friendly vacation destinations... Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Reserved seating can be purchased for the 2013 NQC during this week's event, in the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, and will then be available at www.nqconline.com throughout the year. Attendees are urged to reserve seating and lodging early for the final year in Louisville.