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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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Gilmore Entertainment News

  • Ricky Skaggs at The Calvin Gilmore Theater August 16

    March 12, 2015


      Ricky Skaggs at The Calvin Gilmore Theater August 16   August 16, Ricky Skaggs will appear with his band, Kentucky Thunder at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in An Evening of Bluegrass. The 14-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is known for putting his own stamp on the country format by fusing his bluegrass and traditional country roots with the contemporary Nashville sound. Skaggs’ amazing vocals and stunning instrumental talents made him the youngest member inducted into The Grand Ole Opry at that time. He has collected 8 CMA awards, twelve #1 hits on the country music charts, and his band Kentucky Thunder are 8-time winners ...

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  • Garrison Keillor to Kick Off a New Myrtle Beach Performing Art Series at The Calvin Gilmore Theater

    November 6, 2014


      Garrison Keillor to Kick Off a New Myrtle Beach Performing Art Series at The Calvin Gilmore Theater   This January, Garrison Keillor will appear at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in An Evening With Garrison Keillor.  The renowned writer, actor and radio personality has an extensive and varied body of work. Writer of the popular books Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home and countless others, Keillor is probably best known for his award-winning radio series A Prairie Home Companion and the nationally-released movie adaptation, starring Keillor as himself and co-starring Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones.   His solo performance of An ...

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  • 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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