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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

  • Calvin Gilmore: Father Christmas

    August 19, 2009


    Carolina Destinations Magazine

    August 2009   Coastal Carolina Destinations Magazine   By Sean Patrick Smith   It’s not so farfetched to call the founder of The Carolina Opry the man who really brought Christmas entertainment to the Grand Strand. When Gilmore opened the Carolina Opry in 1986, there was no holiday entertainment market to speak of that could entice people to the area in the drab days of fall and winter.   That first year, the original plan was to close the theater over the holidays.  Instead, it was decided to put some music together and create a simple show that celebrated the spirit of Christmas.  “That first year, our show ...

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  • Kicks!

    July 17, 2009


    July 2009   The epitome on an entertainer: A closer look at Calvin Gilmore’s latest act   By: Monique Newton   Calvin Gilmore, the Missouri-born guitarist, country and gospel singer, founder of the hugely successful Carolina Opry and Gilmore Entertainment, has another feather to add to his multimillion-dollar cap.   He’s an actor.   A few months ago, he finished filming scenes for “Get Low,” a movie about a small town recluse who plans his own funeral while he’s still alive.   It starts Hollywood big shots Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Lucas Black and Sissy Spacek.            

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  • The Carolina Opry’s All That called to Hong Kong to introduce Mercedes newest model

    June 29, 2009


    All That! in Hong Kong

    June 2009   News Release   The hotter-than-hot hip hop cloggers who appear nightly at the Gilmore in The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations shows were hired to headline as the entertainment in Hong Kong, when the latest Mercedes model was unveiled in that city, making an appearance on Saturday, May 19, 2009.   Many will have seen All That perform on the stage of Gilmore’s shows in Myrtle Beach. Those who haven’t may have seen them win their way to the finals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent in its inaugural season.     Gilmore Entertainment has long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, ...

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  • Come See the LIGHT: Gilmore Brings Laser Extravaganza to Myrtle Beach

    June 12, 2009


    June 2009   News Release   Calvin Gilmore of Gilmore Entertainment will be bringing something completely new to the Myrtle Beach entertainment scene this summer.   LIGHT, America’s biggest multi-million dollar permanent laser light show, will premier at the Gilmore Auditorium (home of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations) on June 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm. The lasers that tour with Pink Floyd and Madonna will be right here in Myrtle Beach.   In a recent demonstration, the lasers shocked and delighted the small test audience with their dazzling impact. You have to see a show like this to believe it. The blaze of color and movement from ...

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  • The American Red Cross Partners with The Carolina Opry – Live Entertainment Never Felt so Good

    February 28, 2008


    February 2008   News Release   The American Red Cross and The Carolina Opry have joined forces to raise awareness and to support the emergency efforts in our area.   The month of March at the American Red Cross is devoted to the Heroes Campaign. Through the Heroes Campaign various individuals and community members are recruited to be heroes by raising $1,000 or more for Red Cross programs. Participants in the Heroes campaign challenge include Kim “Bogie” Shurbutt of The Carolina Opry, Martha Hunn of WBTW, Ed Piotrowski of WPDE, mayor John Rhodes of Myrtle Beach, coach David Bennett of Coastal Carolina University football and many ...

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