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NQC Live Online Benefit to Support the SGMA

The Southern Gospel Music Association is excited to announce an agreement with Biblical Times Theater for our location of the new SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum. It is located at 2391 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Our grand opening was in September 2022.

Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm Call 865-908-3327 to schedule a tour.


Established in 1994, the Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is a professional preservation association of artists, songwriters, industry workers and fans founded to preserve and promote Southern Gospel Music, its history and heritage. The SGMA is dedicated to the legacy of these early pioneers’ accomplishments as well as promoting today’s music through an expanding marketplace and a new generation of gospel music lovers. The SGMA is a private, non-profit corporation with a board of directors whose job is to oversee the activities of the business and make sure the organization’s stated purpose is fulfilled.

The Museum is a collection of artifacts and exhibits that tells the story of our music from yesteryear through today.

The Hall of Fame immortalizes the early pioneers along with today's industry leaders. Once selected, these distinguished individuals are permanently enshrined with a bronzed plaque bearing their picture and list of accomplishments.

Arthur Rice, SGMA President, stated “We are excited and grateful to The Lord for the blessing of a new home for the SGMA. The folks at Biblical Times have been an absolute joy to work with. We believe this joint venture will not only carry the history and future of our music but the message of Christ to many. Due to reconstruction and design of the new facility, we will be completing the hall of fame & museum in phases. Please continue to pray.

The Biblical Times Dinner Theater is nestled in the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located on the parkway in Pigeon Forge, it has been a staple for Christian Entertainment for over 10 years. Comprised of two halves, a live cast and stories straight from the Bible like the story of Peter, the very pages of scripture are brought to life! Also equipped with a state-of-the-art projection mapping, the first half allows you to enjoy a high energy gospel concert while you feast on a three-course meal brought directly to your seat. When you leave, not only will your belly be physically full, but your heart will be spiritually full.

Click the link below to read the full press release:

Missed the SGMA's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony? Click the link below!

Thank you for your love and continued support for the SGMA.

God has truly blessed us with better days ahead!