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A chamber member since 1986, The Carolina Opry started the same year by Calvin Gilmore as a 1,000-seat theater in Surfside Beach. When shows sold out steadily a second show, The Dixie Jubilee, was added in North Myrtle Beach. The second show soon sold out nightly, too, prompting Gilmore to construct a 2,200-seat theater in 1993 which is still used today.
The Carolina Opry has garnered a variety of accolades through the years from media outlets such as USA Today, The New York Post, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Magazine among others. It also was awarded the South Carolina Governor’s Cup – the state’s highest tourism award.
Five shows, including a seasonal production “The Christmas Show of the South,” run nightly except most Sundays at The Carolina Opry. ”TCO” is the theater’s signature production featuring two-hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance. “Time Warp” will take you back in time to celebrate the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. “Thunder and Light” is a dance, laser and magic show staring the hip-hop clogging group All That! “LIGHT” is a 45-minute laser light show series set to different music including the Beatles, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd.
The theater also holds additional special events such as performances by Wynonna and the Big Noise and The Charles Daniels Band in March.
The Carolina Opry
8901-A Hwy. 17 N. Business
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
About Leading Business of the Month
The first Wednesday of every month, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Leading Business of the Month. This special promotion, sponsored by South State Bank, recognizes a company that has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for a minimum of five years. The business is randomly selected. The company displays a banner at their place of business for one month recognizing them as the Leading Business of the Month.
Leading Business of the Month (see Page 9)
March 2017 - The Carolina Opry
February 2017 - River Club
January 2017 - Miss-Master The Children Shoppe
December 2016 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
November 2016 - Firehouse Subs - Myrtle Beach
September 2016 - Canine Command Center
August 2016 - Canterbury Apartment Homes
July 2016 - Jungle Lagoon
June 2016 - Liberty Tax Service
May 2016 - Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone
April 2016 - Benji's Bed & Breakfast
March 2016 - Myrtle Beach Pelicans
February 2016 - Flowers in the Forest
January 2016 - Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA
December 2015 - Native Sons Screen Print & Embroidery
November 2015 - Christmas Mouse
October 2015 - Black's Tire & Auto Service
September 2015 - Sparks Toyota