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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

  • Santa landing to kick off Official Christmas Season at The Carolina Opry, and a Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

    October 27, 2014


      Santa landing to kick off Official Christmas Season at The Carolina Opry, and a Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser   Santa Claus will be hot air ballooning down to The Calvin Gilmore Theater on November 1, to recognize the official opening of the Myrtle Beach Christmas season, and the 29th season of The Carolina Opry Christmas Special—often called “The Christmas Show of the South.”   Santa’s arrival is part of an unprecedented fundraiser for The Children’s Miracle Network sponsored by Gilmore Entertainment, in cooperation with McLeod Children’s Hospital and RE/MAX Southern Shores. Over the course of the Christmas season Gilmore has arranged several opportunities to ...

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  • New Production Previewing in Myrtle Beach, Thunder and Light

    August 27, 2014


      New Production Previewing in Myrtle Beach, Thunder and Light   The groundbreaking producer and director that introduced live entertainment to Myrtle Beach nearly 30 years ago is now debuting his latest production, Thunder and Light, directed by Jeffrey Gilmore. This entirely new live production features the nationally renowned clogging group All That, combined with a multi-million dollar laser light show. The show will include exclusive, original choreography by All That, interviews and background on the group, and the same multi-colored 5-laser show that toured with Pink Floyd and Madonna.   Thunder and Light has been in workshop for several months and Gilmore is now ...

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  • American Idol Auditions at the Calvin Gilmore Theater

    June 24, 2014


      Myrtle Beach to host American Idol “Front Line Pass” Audition at the home of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations   On July 14, hundreds of American Idol hopefuls will line up at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach to audition for a coveted “Front Line Pass” for a chance to be the next American Idol. The auditions offer a rare opportunity for hundreds of aspiring artists to perform for influential entertainment industry leaders. From the auditions, three finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges including recording artist Calvin Gilmore, Star 92.1’s Korby Ray, and Grammy-award-winning songwriter and record ...

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  • Decorated Veteran Lt. McClary at TCO for Patriotic Special

    June 24, 2014


    Decorated Vietnam war veteran, Lt. Clebe McClary, will be a special guest at select July TCO pre-shows at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in honor of Independence Day. Critically wounded in Vietnam, Lt. McClary was presented the Silver Star and Bronze star by the President of the United States for his bravery and concern for his men. Despite suffering the loss of an eye and an arm, Lt. McClary is one of the country’s most outstanding motivational and inspirational speakers; his message of courage, determination and dedication reminds us what we are really honoring this Fourth of July. Gilmore has known McClary ...

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  • Calvin Gilmore | On The Road

    April 30, 2014


    TrailBlazer Magazine | May 2014   On The Road: Whether you spend life on the road for pleasure or work, it’s nice to have the comforts of home as you travel the highways and byways.  TrailBlazer checks in with folks who spend a fair amount of time on the road to see just what makes their home away from home.  This month, we chatted with the founder of The Carolina Opry and country music entertainer, Calvin Gilmore.   CALVIN GILMORE   As an aspiring country music singer in his youth, little did Calvin Gilmore, the son of a farmer on a third-generation farm in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, ...

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