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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 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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Myrtle Beach to host American Idol “Front Line Pass” Audition at the home of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations

American Idol at The Calvin Gilmore Theater

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 producer Archie Jordan. Those with tickets to TCO’s Tuesday, July 15 performance will watch a live pre-show performance of the three finalists and be the first to hear Calvin Gilmore announce the winner after the show. Tickets are expected to sell fast for this first-time event, sponsored by WFXB Fox 43 and Star 92.1. To book your seats, call 800-843-6779 or visit TheCarolinaOpry.com.


The three audition finalists will be posted to The Carolina Opry Facebook page by 9 pm on July 14, the evening of the auditions. The final winner of the Front Line Pass will also be announced on the Facebook page after the TCO performance on July 15. To be among the first to hear the winners, go to Facebook.com/TheCarolinaOpry and click “like” to receive news and updates.

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The winner of the Front Line Pass is guaranteed to skip the endless lines in Nashville to perform before American Idol producers. Those who register to audition (up to 100) will be invited to wait in the air-conditioned theater and concessions will be available. For information on how to register to audition visit TheCalvinGilmoreTheater.com/AmericanIdol.

More About the TCO Show
Gilmore Entertainment has long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic TCO show (The Carolina Opry) and their newest hit, Good Vibrations. Gilmore and his Carolina Opry have been featured by USA Today, ABC Nightly News, Southern Living Magazine, Variety, and a host of other newspapers and television shows. It is the only Myrtle Beach show to receive the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, as well as being voted South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Attraction. In recent years, Gilmore has performed regularly on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and he is designated as South Carolina’s Official Country Music Ambassador.


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