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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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In The Press

Gilmore Entertainment News

  • The Sun News

    February 21, 1993

    February 21, 1993   The South Carolina Governor’s Cup Comes Home to the Grand Strand Area!   Myrtle Beach’s own Calvin Gilmore Productions won the coveted Governor’s Cup for Overall Excellence in the Tourism Field.  Entertainer and businessman Calvin Gilmore accepted the prestigious award from Mac McIlroy, Executive Vice President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and John W. Lawrence, Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.  Speaking to some 500 tourism industry professionals from across the state, Gilmore said, “This is a special evening for all of our 240 employees, who have worked very hard to help ...

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  • USA Today

    November 17, 1992

    November 1992 Myrtle Beach big on music theaters By: David Zimmerman Myrtle Beach, SC – This resort community, already known as the capital of golfing and the shag, a regional dance, now hankers to become Branson-by-the-sea. Branson is that small Missouri Ozarks town (Pop. 3,706) that attracts about 5 million visitors annually to its nearly 30 country music theaters. Myrtle Beach is a potential rival.  The Grand Strand with its white beaches already boasts four country-music theaters…      

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  • The Sun News

    November 15, 1992

    November 1992   Gilmore’s Americana Network to put MB’s opry scene on cable   By: Bob Bestler   You could call it a marriage between the burgeoning country music capitals of Myrtle Beach and Branson, MO.   Beginning  next March, the two cities will share in a $16 million cable television venture called Americana Television Network.  Initially, the network’s shows will be carried via Nostalgia Network.  Eventually, it will get its own satellite transponder and become a 24-hour network featuring family programming.   Calvin Gilmore, who owns three Myrtle Beach theaters…          

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  • Calvin Gilmore named South Carolina’s Country Music Ambassador

    July 18, 1992

    July 1992   Calvin Gilmore named South Carolina’s Country Music Ambassador   All of us at Calvin Gilmore Productions and The Carolina Opry are proud to have been chosen for these prestigious awards and designations and would like to take this opportunity to thank the Honorable Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., Governor of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism an all of our many fans and patrons over the past six and a half years who have helped make this possible.  We look forward to entertaining Myrtle Beach for many years to come.          

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