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Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach, SC

Experience the Carolina Opry, South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Attraction, as part of this Myrtle Beach vacation package. In the late 1980s, Calvin Gilmore brought a new sound to Myrtle Beach, The Carolina Opry. From its humble beginnings in a 1,000-seat theater in Surfside Beach, the sound of the Carolina Opry grew until shows were sold out night after night, so Gilmore started a second show, The Dixie Jubilee. When it too sold out, night after night, Calvin Gilmore merged the two shows together in a new 2,200-seat, state-of-the-art theater and created the Carolina Opry. Housed in the Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Carolina Opry is the only show to be voted the state’s Most Outstanding Attraction by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It has been recognized by USA Today, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety Magazine, NBC Nightly News, The Charlotte Observer and CNN.

Full of Thrilling and Lively Entertainment Full of Thrilling and Lively Entertainment
Critically Acclaimed Music, Comedy, and Dance Critically Acclaimed Music, Comedy, and Dance
Broadway Experience Lights up the Stage Broadway Experience Lights up the Stage
Luxurious State of the Art Theater Luxurious State of the Art Theater

The Carolina Opry, the Ultimate Musical Variety Show

Prepare yourself for the award-winning Carolina Opry, beautifully blending two hours of critically acclaimed music, comedy and dance, in a luxurious theater with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The Carolina Opry is full of lively entertainment that has been thrilling hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year for over 30 years. CNBC has called it the “Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach,” The New York Times has said it’s “a hit with visitors,” and the Wall Street Journal has dubbed it “a fast-paced all-American show.”

Carolina Opry Cast

During the show see Calvin Gilmore, the man who started it all, on guitar. Tangena Church’s powerhouse vocals and Broadway experience will light up the stage. Brad Long’s clear, powerful, yet controlled tenor voice and country style shout “Nashville Star.” Internationally recognized hip-hop clogging group, All That, has recently been featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Musical director Gary Brown’s stunningly clear and smooth vocals and wide instrumental range will blow you away. In addition to being an accomplished musician whose range includes fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, hammered dulcimer, banjo, lap steel and piano, Trent Wideman is also a comedian.

Laser Show

The Carolina Opry is supported by a state-of-the-art laser show. The blaze of color and movement from lasers in sync with the music of the Carolina Opry creates a one-of-a-kind experience. As The New York Times described it after a one off show in New York “you can really walk out exhilarated.”

Shopping in the Carolina Opry Store

Be sure to visit the Carolina Opry Store before or after the show. CDs, apparel and other items unique to the Carolina Opry are available to purchase.

Christmas Show

In November and December your group will be treated to an extra special Christmas edition of this amazing show!

Travel Tips

- Meet the performers. They are often available to sign autographs and take photos after the show.

- The Calvin Gilmore Theater is ADA complaint.

- Don’t miss the Carolina Opry Christmas Special, the Christmas show of the South, bringing the spirit of Christmas to life through combing the traditional music of the season with yuletide comedy.