The City of Pigeon Forge is closing Jake Thomas Rd. for a week this month to accommodate traffic for an event at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.
Phil Campbell, facility manager of the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge announced that the city is closing the section of Jake Thomas Road that runs between the Parkway and Teaster Lane to general traffic from Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Jake Thomas Road runs along the south side of the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and will be used for shuttles, trolleys and motor coaches transporting attendees of the 57th Annual National Quartet Convention to their lodging throughout the area.
The National Quartet Convention is a Southern Gospel music event featuring performances from Gospel singers and quartets. It was formerly held in Louisville, Ky. and drew more than 12,000 people in 2013. LeConte Center is the main venue for event concerts, vendors and exhibits, with certain performances scheduled at the nearby Music Road Convention Center.