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The Best Shows in Myrtle Beach

Produced by the leader in live entertainment, Calvin Gilmore, and highly acclaimed by countless National media – these shows set the standard. If you are looking for the best live entertainment attractions in Myrtle Beach, look no further than The Carolina Opry Theater.

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The Carolina Opry Theater

The impressive variety of live music shows in Myrtle Beach can be traced back to one man, Calvin Gilmore, and his singular vision that first-rate entertainment could thrive along the Grand Strand.

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MYRTLE BEACH’S #1 GROUP DESTINATION!

Planning a group, corporate, or school event and looking for the best LIVE entertainment in Myrtle Beach?, Then look no further than The Carolina Opry Theater! We’ve been the #1 Group Destination for over 30 years! With 4 award winning shows to choose from we’ve got something for everyone!

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In The Press

Gilmore Entertainment News

  • US Airways Magazine

    December 1, 2006


    December 2006   Country’s Authority: Business-savvy Calvin Gilmore takes live music to new heights in the Palmetto State   By: Sara Sobota   Musician, businessman, visionary: To the Grand Strand’s entertainment industry, Calvin Gilmore is all of these and more.  He planted a seed of innovation and nurtured it with talent and ambition, spawning a brand new dimension of musical theater that continues to evolve.  With the establishment of The Carolina Opry, he put Myrtle Beach on the map as a destination for live music; with the development of related venues in television, music recording, and hospitality, his momentum as a front-runner in the area’s business ...

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  • Governor Sanford recognizes Calvin Gilmore and The Carolina Opry on the show’s twentieth anniversary

    June 2, 2006


    Myrtle Beach Show Reviews, Governor Mark Sanford and Calvin Gilmore

    June 2006   Twenty years ago when Calvin Gilmore opened the doors of his Carolina Opry, he could not have known that it would lead him to this moment in time.   Two nights ago, the Honorable Governor Mark Sanford took the stage at The Carolina Opry to congratulate Gilmore on the occasion of the landmark show’s twentieth anniversary.   Mr. Sanford arrived at the theater early, and watched the show from the wings until he was introduced. Light bulbs flashed as he strode out to join Gilmore onstage before the sold-out audience of more than two thousand.   With his own brand of casual and friendly dialogue, ...

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  • Coastal Carolina Business Journal

    May 1, 2004


    May 2004   Calvin Gilmore is still doing what he does best – providing quality entertainment to Grand Strand residents and visitors.   Gilmore’s Carolina Opry has garnered numerous accolades over the years, winning the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup, and repeatedly voted Best Show by Sun News readers.  It is the only show to be named The State’s Most Outstanding Attraction.   Now Gilmore has introduced a new show…  

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  • The New York Times

    September 30, 2003


    September 2003   A 60-Mile Strip of Surf and Golf   By: Elizabeth Olson   Myrtle Beach claims to be the nation’s golf capital, and given its 123 golf courses, it is hard to dispute the title.  The city has just invested $1 billion to improve the roads along the 60-mile-long beach strip, called the Grand Strand, home to most of the hotels and other big attractions catering to the 14 million tourists that pass through each year.  The biggest news on the local business scene is a plan by Hard Rock Cafe International to build a 150-acre rock ‘n roll theme park, with a 15,000-seat ...

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  • GS Magazine

    July 1, 2003


    July/August 2003   Calvin Gilmore off stage; up close and personal with the man behind The Carolina Opry.  By Michael Hetzer.   It’s minutes before showtime backstage at The Carolina Opry, and Calvin Gilmore is huddled up with about a dozen of his performers.  In the darkness of the stage wing, Gilmore says a prayer; then they all cry, “One, two, three. It’s SHOWTIME!”   A few feet away, the Opry’s music director, Gary Brown, smirks.  “It’s something I guess they’ve been doing since the beginning.”   The beginning.  When would that be?  Was it opening night, 1986, before…            

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