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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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February 2012


News Release


The National Tour Association (NTA) has voted the San Francisco Symphony and The Carolina Opry the number 1 and 2 Favorite Theater/Show Venue in the country in their annual list of the “Distinguished Dozen”. The Carolina Opry is the only South Carolina attraction recognized by the list.


When asked about receiving the Silver Award, Carolina Opry founder Calvin Gilmore commented, “This is huge when you consider all the great venues out there – Carnegie Hall in New York, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and all venues and shows in Las Vegas!” Gilmore went on to say, “It is also an honor to be associated with the rest of the ‘Distinguished Dozen’ such as New York City and The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.”


Myrtle Beach was also among the “Distinguished Dozen”, being voted the Silver Winner of “Favorite Destination for Sun and Sand,” right behind the Caribbean.


NTA is the leading association for professionals serving travelers to, from and within North America. Since its founding in 1951, the association has served a broad and diverse membership and helped them expand market reach with innovative business tools, strategic relationships and collaboration within the industry. NTA membership represents more than 40 countries with 1,500 tour operators, 600 destinations and 1,500 tour suppliers.


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Now in its 26th season, The Carolina Opry is the only show to have won the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, the State’s highest tourism award, to be voted the State’s Most Outstanding Attraction, and with accolades from coast to coast, including the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, NBC Nightly News and many more.

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