The National Quartet Convention will be producing its third annual Spring festival in Sevierville at the beginning of April called “NQC Spring Break.”  Produced by NQC, Gospel music’s largest annual event drawing nearly 40,000 from 40 states and half dozen foreign countries to its annual fall festival at the end of September, NQC Spring Break is designed to give gospel music fans a taste of the big fall convention and give gospel music fans an opportunity to enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Spring as well as the fall.


Featured on the event this year will be last year’s biggest winners at the annual Singing New Fan Awards, the Triumphant Quartet as well as Dollywood’s host group, the Kingdom Heirs, both of whom reside in Sevier County.  Also featured will be many artists often featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming series such as the Hoppers, Greater Vision, Jim & Melissa Brady and many more.  Also featured will be the very popular Primitive Quartet, as well as Clinton, TN, natives, the McKameys.  Widely regarded as one of the most popular groups in Gospel Music history, the McKameys are in their final year of touring, so this will be one of the final opportunities people will have to see them.


In addition to these popular Gospel Music artists, the event will also feature an East Tennessee Mass Choir featuring the choir members of First Baptist Sevierville, First Baptist Morristown, Oak City Baptist and Shiloh Baptist.  Being lead by First Baptist Sevierville Worship Pastor, Scott Andrews, the choirs will be performing a special to open the second half as well as singing with several of the featured artists.


The event takes place April 4th and 5th at First Baptist Sevierville.  Door open at 4:00 and the concerts start at 6:00 p.m. each night.  Additional information can be found at