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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

  • Come See the LIGHT: Gilmore Brings Laser Extravaganza to Myrtle Beach

    June 12, 2009

    Come See the LIGHT: Gilmore Brings Laser Extravaganza to  Myrtle Beach

    June 2009   News Release   Calvin Gilmore of Gilmore Entertainment will be bringing something completely new to the Myrtle Beach entertainment scene this summer.   LIGHT, America’s biggest multi-million dollar permanent laser light show, will premier at the Gilmore Auditorium (home of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations) on June 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm. The lasers that tour with Pink Floyd and Madonna will be right here in Myrtle Beach.   In a recent demonstration, the lasers shocked and delighted the small test audience with their dazzling impact. You have to see a show like this to believe it. The blaze of color and movement from ...

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  • The American Red Cross Partners with The Carolina Opry – Live Entertainment Never Felt so Good

    February 28, 2008

    February 2008   News Release   The American Red Cross and The Carolina Opry have joined forces to raise awareness and to support the emergency efforts in our area.   The month of March at the American Red Cross is devoted to the Heroes Campaign. Through the Heroes Campaign various individuals and community members are recruited to be heroes by raising $1,000 or more for Red Cross programs. Participants in the Heroes campaign challenge include Kim “Bogie” Shurbutt of The Carolina Opry, Martha Hunn of WBTW, Ed Piotrowski of WPDE, mayor John Rhodes of Myrtle Beach, coach David Bennett of Coastal Carolina University football and many ...

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  • Calvin Gilmore and his Carolina Opry Cast Perform National Anthem at Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach

    January 25, 2008

    Calvin Gilmore and his Carolina Opry Cast Perform National Anthem at Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach

    January 2008   News Release   The Republican debate was nationally televised live from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on January 11, 2008. Hosted by Brit Hume, the event was “opened with a country music touch – a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by Calvin Gilmore.” (AP News Service.)   The debate, which was sponsored by the South Carolina Republican Party and Fox News Network, was a first for Myrtle Beach, garnering worldwide attention for the seaside resort, and bringing the media to its hotels and restaurants in droves. As a 23-year landmark on what is known as the Grand Strand, Gilmore and his Carolina ...

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  • The Carolina Opry Celebrates its 6,000th Performance

    November 29, 2007

    November 2007   News Release   On December 7th The Carolina Opry will celebrate its 6,000th performance – a landmark by any standard, in the volatile world of shows and entertainment.   Now a legendary institution on the Grand Strand, The Carolina Opry first opened its doors in a small renovated nightclub in Surfside Beach in 1986, nearly 23 years ago. At that time the only family entertainment choices after the sun went down were miniature golf, or another round of Calabash seafood. Calvin Gilmore saw the potential for entertainment in the popular seaside resort, and chose it as the home for his fledgling variety show. ...

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  • US Airways Magazine

    December 1, 2006

    US Airways Magazine

    December 2006   Country’s Authority: Business-savvy Calvin Gilmore takes live music to new heights in the Palmetto State   By: Sara Sobota   Musician, businessman, visionary: To the Grand Strand’s entertainment industry, Calvin Gilmore is all of these and more.  He planted a seed of innovation and nurtured it with talent and ambition, spawning a brand new dimension of musical theater that continues to evolve.  With the establishment of The Carolina Opry, he put Myrtle Beach on the map as a destination for live music; with the development of related venues in television, music recording, and hospitality, his momentum as a front-runner in the area’s business ...

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