Welcome Sarah Thieme to Crimson River!

Crimson RiverEffective January 12th, Ms. Sarah Thieme has joined the Southern Gospel trio Crimson River. Ms. Thieme replaces long-time member Dee Ann Douthart who sang with Crimson River for over  15 years.  Prior to joining Crimson River, Ms. Thieme also assisted with leading worship in Vida Nueva, a Hispanic worship ministry based out of Heritage Weslyan Church in the Quad Cities.  Ms. Thieme’s first concert with Crimson River will be March 7, 2014.

For more information about Crimson River, visit their website!

Announcing the 2014 Convention!

The 25th Annual MWQA Convention

Mark your calendars for October 3rd and 4th, 2014!  The MWQA is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Midwest Quartet Convention will held at the Holiday Inn – International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa.  With lower ticket prices and a more accessible facility, this convention will be better than ever!  Great music, great food, and the Greatest Message – this is one event you don’t want to miss!  Purchase tickets here.


Are You Ready for the 2013 Convention?

You’ve bought your tickets, made your hotel reservations, and you are starting to get ready for the big weekend.  As you get ready, here are some ideas to help you pack and prepare for this year’s event:

What should I wear?

It’s a concert, but you are not required to wear anything formal.  Be classy, yet be comfortable.  If comfortable means wearing tennis shoes, go ahead and wear them.

Will there be shuttles from the parking lot?

Yes.  There will be golf cart shuttles available to and from the Palace Theater.  If you want a ride, wave one of them down and the drivers will be happy to give you a lift!

Is the seating “senior friendly?”

The Palace Theater’s seating is all one level.  No stairs, no balconies – the seating is flat on the floor for your convenience.

Is supper provided?

A catered supper will be available both evenings onsite.   Meal tickets are $10.00 each (beverage included) and desserts are available for an extra charge.  These tickets can be purchased at the ticket table.  Concessions are also available during the whole event.

Where is Adventureland located exactly?

Here’s a map of Adventureland and the surrounding area:

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Where do I park?

Click here to see a larger view of the parking lots, Palace Theater, and the campground!

What should I bring along to the convention?

If you like taking pictures, feel free to bring your camera!  (If you take pictures or video during the convention, please share them with us through email or our Facebook – we’d love to see them!)   Take some cash along for the convention program/schedule ($1.00 each) and CDs from your favorite groups.  If you get cold, pack a sweater; if you get hot, bring a paper fan.  Don’t forget to bring an umbrella in case of a rain shower!  (It looks like it might be a rainy weekend; keep your eye on the weather here.)  And toting along a smile doesn’t hurt either! 🙂

Do you have any more questions?  Let us know in the comments and we’ll answer them to the best of our ability!  We are praying for a God-honoring and uplifting convention and looking forward to seeing each of you there!

To God be the glory!
The Midwest Quartet Association 


UPDATED: 2013 Convention Schedule!

Hey y’all!

It’s less than a month away till the 2013 Midwest Quartet Convention!  Excited? We are!  Preparations are underway to make this year’s convention a wonderful event, as well as big plans for 2014 (stay tuned for those details coming soon!).

But in the meantime, here is the event schedule for 2013.  If you don’t have your tickets yet, make sure you contact Judy at 573.228.0134 to order your tickets – they’re going fast!  We’d love for you to join us.

Friday Afternoon

12:00 – Chancellors Quartet
12:30 – Living Water Quartet
1:00 – Victorymen
1:30- New Shoes Quartet
2:00 – Master’s Plan
2:30 – Forgiven Quartet
3:00 – Shoal Creek Revival
3:30 – The Williamsons
4:00 – Faithfulmen Quartet

Friday Evening

6:00 – The Garms Family
6:25 – Headin’ Home Quartet
6:50 – Special Delivery
7:15 – Stillwater Quartet
7:40 – 4 His Love
8:05 – Reconciled Quartet
8:30 – 4-Told Quartet
8:55 – Liberty Belles
9:20 – Crimson River

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 – The Garms Family
12:30 – Special Delivery
1:00 – Liberty Belles
1:30 – 4 His Love
2:00 – Reconciled Quartet
2:30 – 4-Told Quartet
3:00 – Stillwater Quartet
3:30 – Headin’ Home Quartet
4:00 – Crimson River
4:30 – Presentation about the 2014 MWQA Convention

Saturday Evening

6:00 – Chancellors Quartet
6:25 – Forgiven Quartet
6:50 – Victorymen
7:15 – Shoal Creek Revival
7:40 – The Williamsons
8:05 – Master’s Plan
8:30 – Living Water
8:55 – New Shoes
9:20 – Faithfulmen Quartet