The legendary Moses Braxton, who returned to The Carolina Opry Christmas Special in 2018 after 8 seasons away, will be joining the cast again for the 2019 season! Known for his smooth, low, baritone voice, Moses Braxton has been at the top of fan request lists for nearly a decade. Joining Moses in 2019 is beloved Kym “Bogie” Shurbutt, the Carolina Opry’s original comedian and 34-year veteran. These highly-anticipated guests will join the full-time award-winning cast of over 35 musicians, singers and dancers, to create yet another remarkable season at The Carolina Opry Christmas Special! The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” will open its 34th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 1. Gilmore works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. As always, the 2019 Christmas special brings stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to create a family experience that is second to none as new talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorites. The only show in Myrtle Beach to be touted as “the real thing,” real talent, real production values, real entertainment—the “Top attraction in Myrtle Beach” according to CNBC, and a holiday tradition for over thirty years. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the warm, wonderful, and fun spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance. Special guests are joined by new cast members, Delvin Choice, seen on NBC’s The Voice, 19-year old Rory John Zak, the renowned All That! clogging group, Tangena Church, Christie Templeton, Chas Croft Sorrells, Nashville recording artist Brad Long, a bonus seasonal brass section, and 35 of the nation’s most talented vocalists and musicians—all accompanied by the Calvin Gilmore orchestra, led by Kevin Hughes with the Margaret Rice dancers in the holiday-embellished Carolina Opry Theater. Kids love the magic tricks and real horse-drawn sleigh and snow! Seats begin selling a year in advance, early reservations are strongly recommended. Gilmore’s popular Thunder & Light and Pure Magic shows also return this season with special “holiday twist” editions running select matinee performances in November and December. You can package this show with the traditional Carolina Opry Christmas Special for just $15 a ticket. Christmas decor at The Carolina Opry Theater has been raised to a high art form—an attraction in and of itself. In a dramatic one-week shut-down, the transformation into a winter wonderland begins as the crew spends all night and the entire following week preparing over 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless tree ornaments, and mounds of Christmas snow, all presided over by the stunning 30-foot tree with more than 25,000 lights. House photographers are available for family photos in front of the splendid tree—many of them ending up on family Christmas cards. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs November 1, 2019 through January 4, 2020, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees. Thunder & Light and Pure Magic holiday matinees run on select Wednesdays and Thursdays. For a full schedule visit www.TheCarolinaOpry.com and to book tickets call 800-843-6779.
Stayin’ Alive offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin'”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Nights on Broadway”, and “Stayin’ Alive”. In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke”, “Massachusetts”, Stayin’ Alive is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. They are the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice!
Thirty years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. A Marietta, Georgia native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His three-decade career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.
For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of The Eagles. This dynamic, highly-acclaimed show incorporates their very own world-renowned vocal harmonies and authentic instrumentation in a modern and exciting stage spectacle. Each concert is a fast-paced showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California”, as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music is as powerful as it is captivating. Join us on a trip down a dark desert highway…feel the cool wind in your hair…and the experience Grammy award winning sounds of Hotel California.
Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world. The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev and even Warsaw. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. In addition to their extensive tour history, the company began touring the United States in 2017. The Russian National Ballet Theatre will be live at The Carolina Opry Theater performing Swan Lake, for one night only, on February 23, 2020 at 6:00pm. Tickets are on sale now. To buy tickets call 800-843-6779, visit the box office or https://www.thecarolinaopry.com/event/russian-ballet-2019/.
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, Gladys Knight, who was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time will be live at Calvin Gilmore’s Carolina Opry Theater on March 8, 2020. The great ones endure, and Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Debuting in 1960, singing lead at only 16-years-old, Gladys Knight & The Pips when on to achieve many Top 20 hits, like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman,” setting the stage for an amazing run in the mid-1970s, with Top 10 gold-certified singles like “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia” establishing the group as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world. All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001). “At Last” showed the world that she still has what it takes to record a hit album, employing the talents of contemporary producers like Randy Jackson, Gary Brown and James D.C. Williams III, Jon John, Jamey Jaz, Keith Thomas, Tom Dowd and Tiger Roberts. A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight has devoted to various worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association – for which she is a national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amFAR and Crisis Intervention, and The Boys and Girls Club. She has been honored by numerous organizations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), B’Nai Brith, and is a recent recipient of BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
INVINCIBLE: A Glorious tribute to Michael Jackson, hailed as the #1 MJ tribute show in the world, features the world’s most amazing and authentic Michael Jackson impersonators. The creator of INVINCIBLE searched throughout the world to find artists that could replicate Michael’s music and dance moves so precisely that you feel like you are live with the legend himself, and worked closely with them to perfect his vision of the ultimate theatrical tribute show experience.
If you are looking for the most authentic Journey tribute experience, look no further! Resurrection – A Journey Tribute faithfully recreates the sights and sounds of a 1980’s Journey concert. The incredible like-ness to Journey’s music and Steve Perry’s vocals is accurate, not studio produced, and unmatched among the multitude of other tributes. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute’s resume is one of distinction. As professionals, the band members are veteran musicians from Nashville who have worked for high profile artists, including Journey. This tribute repeatedly exceeds the expectations of even the most discerning Journey fans.