As NQC (National Quartet Convention), gospel music’s largest annual event, returns to Pigeon Forge for its second year, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede will once again celebrate the event by hosting two special, NQC-themed shows. Southern Gospel groups, Soul’d Out Quartet and Tribute Quartet, will both perform on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Oct. 2.
Fans are in for a treat as they will get to enjoy Dixie Stampede's All New Adventure along with special appearances by two of gospel music's top artists. Each of these NQC shows begins at 2:15 p.m. in the Dixie Belle Saloon with a performance by Dixie Stampede’s bluegrass band, Mountain Ruckus. Guests then enter the main arena where the gospel show featuring both quartets will take place at 3:00 p.m., followed by Dixie Stampede’s main show and traditional four-course family feast at 3:30 p.m. Woody Peek, spokesperson for Dixie Stampede said,
“This has been an exciting year for Dixie Stampede and having the National Quartet Convention back again fuels even more excitement.”
Peek went on to say,
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase both of these talented quartets for each show. We strongly encourage everyone that attended the NQC show last year to come back and experience our new adventure at Dixie Stampede. We’ve been working in conjunction with the NQC to ensure attendees can enjoy our special shows without missing any of the events at the LeConte Center.”
For more information, visit DixieStampede.com
Dolly’s musical roots are gospel. Now, her Dixie Stampede has partnered with the south’s largest gospel music festival—the National Quartet Convention (NQC). The NQC makes its debut in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in September of 2014 after many years in Louisville, Ky. Some performers will be featured at Dolly's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction —The Smokies Most Fun Place to Eat!
For two exclusive shows, performers from the National Quartet Convention will perform in Dolly’s 35,000 square foot arena at Dixie Stampede. Then guests will be thrilled 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 the patriotic finale, which is set to Dolly’s "Color Me America," 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.