NQC Premier Experience
A VIP Event with Dr. James Merritt
3 Days | Sept 28-30, 2020
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
New to NQC in 2020, is this VIP Event with Dr. James Merritt. Not only will you enjoy two evenings of gospel music at the National Quartet Convention (with special VIP seating), but you also enjoy meaningful messages of inspiration from Dr. James Merritt, a keynote speaker. There is also a special VIP performance and meet & greet with stars of the NQC.
***OPTION TO ADD 3rd NIGHT AT NQC for $30 EXTRA***
- Customizable Comps
- Commissionable or Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
Whatever you want, TourSmokies will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Note: All performers mentioned within this itinerary are scheduled for 2019. The 2020 Performance Schedule has not been established but will include many of these same big name groups.
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – VIP Reception – Opening Night at National Quartet Convention
Arrive in Pigeon Forge, TN and check into Country Cascades Resort Hotel for a three night stay. Also included this evening is a special VIP Welcome Reception.
Tonight, enjoy the Opening Night of the 2020 National Quartet Convention (with Special VIP Seating) and a very special Bonus Concert. The 2020 Lineup has not yet been announced but could feature performers such as: Lynda Randle, Jim & Melissa Brady, Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet.
Also, Evening Concerts could feature artists such as: The Booth Brothers, Down East Boys, Ernie Haase & Sig. Sound, Gold City, Guardians, Hoppers, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Jim & Melissa Brady, Jordan Family Band, Kingdom Heirs, Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Lynda Randle, Mylon Hayes Family, Rick Webb Family, Three Bridges, Whisnants, Williamsons: Also featuring Childress Family, Hyssongs, Joneses, Porter Family, Quartet Gileade (2020 Lineup TBD).
Day 2 – Morning Devotional with Special Guest Speaker – Dr. James Merritt – Evening at NQC
Start your day with a delicious Deluxe Mountain Breakfast served in Grandma’s Kitchen (on site). After breakfast, enjoy a Morning Devotional with a special Guest Speaker. (2020 attendees TBD)
Also included today is a message given by Dr. James Merritt on the NQC Mainstage. Dr. James Merritt will bring his unmistakable energy and knowledge as a keynote speaker to the National Quartet Convention.
This afternoon enjoy a Four Member National Quartet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with a very special NQC Hall of Fame Benefit Concert to Follow. SGMA Hall of Fame Induction & Benefit Concert. (2020 Lineup & Inductees TBD).
Past performers have included: 3 Heath Brothers, Greater Vision, Guardians, Jonathan Wilburn, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingsmen, McKameys, Tribute. Also scheduled for the Ceremony is a surprise All Star Quartet paying tribute to the songs of Squire Parsons. The Ceremony will be hosted by Bill Bailey. The Hall of Fame inducted Ruben Bean, Ernie Phillips, Jackie Wilburn, Gerald Wolfe in 2019. (2020 Lineup & Inductees TBD).
Then you will have some free time to explore Pigeon Forge on your own. You might want to visit The Island which has several cafes and restaurants, plus gift shops of all kinds. Take time to enjoy the Dancing Water Fountain Display in sync to music every hour on the hour. To get a bird’s eye view of the area, you can purchase a ticket to ride, “The Wheel”, which rises 200 feet above the city. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here.
Tonight, you enjoy the 2020 NQC Mainstage (with Special VIP Seating). The 2020 Lineup has not yet be finalized, but past performers have included: The Blackwood Brothers, Dixie Echoes, Endless Highway, Gold City, Guardians, Jonathan Wilburn, Kingdom Heirs, Littles, Mark Trammell Qt., Masters Voice, McKameys, Nelons, Perrys, Primitive Qt., Tribute. Also featuring, Heart to Heart, Kramers, Rochesters, Carolina Boys Qt., Greenes, The Sound, Ferguson Family (2020 Lineup TBD).
Day 3 – Message by Dr. James Merritt – Dollywood – Meet & Greet with Dr. James Merritt & NQC Performers
Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in Grandma’s Kitchen (on site). The day starts at Dollywood with an inspirational message given by Dr. James Merritt. After Dr. Merritt’s Message, your group will have the rest of the day to enjoy the craft shops and music shows in the park at Dollywood. Don’t miss the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame (included with your admission).
The Dollywood Theme Park is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. While in the park enjoy live stage shows, the Dolly museum, go on a real train ride, view and learn about the American Eagle habitat, and for the very brave, ride the Wild Eagle-America’s First Wing Coaster! Plus watch master craftsmen and artisans at work as they proudly continue the centuries-old tradition of hand-making crafts with daily demonstrations.
Also included today at Dollywood is an exclusive Meet & Greet with Dr. James Merritt & NQC Performers. This event is exclusive to NQC VIP only.
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After a delicious Deluxe Mountain Breakfast served in Grandma’s Kitchen, you depart for home.Request a Quote