Legendary chart-topping Southern Rock band
August 14, 38 SPECIAL will appear at The Calvin Gilmore Theater as a part of the Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Series. After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to each and every show, amazing thousands of audience members by the explosive power of the band's performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – timeless hits that remain a staple on the radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.
Guitarist/vocalist DON BARNES says it's all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.” It is that steely determination that lives on in the hearts of these ‘Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.'
In addition to 38 Special, also booked for the second season are Art Garfunkel, Ricky Skaggs, the Five Irish Tenors and the much-awaited return of Garrison Keillor.
The Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach is known for its 5-Star variety shows, TCO, Time Warp and The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. Gilmore’s new Performing Arts Series, now in its second season, has brought a refreshing variety of artists to Myrtle Beach including Garrison Keillor, Jack Hanna, Ricky Skaggs, Gloria Gaynor, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis. Gilmore says, “With its burgeoning local population, we wanted to bring the area something new in entertainment—something that brings popular culture and an intellectual edge to the forefront. We are pleased to announce the second season of this series with the legendary Art Garfunkel, an iconic pop culture figure and consummate artist." Additional artists will be announced throughout the season.
38 Special will be in Myrtle Beach for one night only, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. To buy tickets call 800-843-6779, visit TheCalvinGilmoreTheater.com or visit the box office.
More about The Calvin Gilmore Theater
Gilmore Entertainment and The Calvin Gilmore Theater have long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic TCO show and the 60s, 70s and 80s themed Time Warp show. Gilmore and his productions 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.