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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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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

  • ROCKY AND A PIANO debuts at Gilmore Auditorium, home of The Carolina Opry

    September 7, 2011

    September 2011   News Release   Fans of The Carolina Opry and its original long-time keyboard player, Rocky Fretz, will have an opportunity to see him perform in a weekly piano matinee this fall, beginning on September 21. In contrast to the grand performances and special effects that occupy The Carolina Opry stage by night, Rocky and a Piano will offer a more intimate performance. Accompanied by his favorite bass player Patrick O’Leary, this show will highlight Fretz’s talents in their purest form, featuring a variety of well-known classics as well as a few original compositions. Shows in November and December will also include ...

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  • The Carolina Opry’s Brad Long is featured on new Teddy Gentry album release in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Nationwide

    May 17, 2011

    Brad Long live at The Carolina Opry

    May 2011   News Release   Brad Long, featured performer at The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC, is highlighted in the Best New Nashville album released Monday exclusively in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide. Produced by country music star Teddy Gentry, Best New Nashville is a compilation of 12 new artists paired with 12 new songs; each pairing of song and artist on this CD was carefully considered and planned by Gentry.   Brad Long has been performing nightly on the stage of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations shows in Myrtle Beach for over 2 years. Long began his musical career at a ...

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  • The Carolina Opry Reaches an Unprecedented Milestone Beginning its 25th Season on May 2

    April 12, 2010

    TCO The Carolina Opry logo

    April 2010   News Release   The most successful live variety show in the South, The Carolina Opry, will reach an unprecedented milestone when it begins its 25th season on May 2, 2010 in Myrtle Beach, SC.   24 years ago Calvin Gilmore burst onto the scene with The Carolina Opry and forever changed the entertainment and tourism landscape of the Myrtle Beach area. Today, The Carolina Opry boasts over 6,700 performances and has been running longer than any show in Broadway history.   “When The Carolina Opry debuted in 1986, the idea of live nightly family entertainment was foreign in Myrtle Beach,” company President, David Olive, remembers. ...

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  • Mezzanine Art Gallery Installed At The Gilmore Auditorium, Home of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations

    April 11, 2010

    Art Gallery at The Calvin Gilmore Theater

    April 2010   News Release   Elaine Bigelow is the first artist whose works will be displayed in the “Art at The Gilmore” gallery, with more artists to follow. The gallery, located on the mezzanine level of the theater lobby, is open throughout the day as well as during evening show hours, and pieces are available for purchase directly at the theater.   The gallery is an idea that Calvin Gilmore has intended to realize for some time. “It’s really a natural addition to what we do here. We have been in the visual arts business for 25 years and this is just an enhancement to ...

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  • 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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