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Ricky Skaggs at The Calvin Gilmore Theater August 16

This Sunday, August 16, Ricky Skaggs will appear with his band, Kentucky Thunder at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in An Evening of Bluegrass. The 14-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is known for putting his own stamp on the country format by fusing his bluegrass and traditional country roots with the contemporary Nashville sound. Skaggs’ amazing vocals and stunning instrumental talents made him the youngest member inducted into The Grand Ole Opry at that time. He has collected 8 CMA awards, twelve #1 hits on the country music charts, and his band Kentucky Thunder are 8-time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Instrumental Group of the Year” award.

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will be in Myrtle Beach for one night only, Sunday, August 16 at 6pm at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Tickets start at $40 and are on sale now. To buy tickets call 800-843-6779, visit or visit the box office.

New Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Series

Ricky Skaggs is the third artist in the new Myrtle Beach Performing Arts series launched at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. The series was launched with Garrison Keillor’s performance this past January and continued with Jack Hanna in June. The Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Grits and Glamour tour will be live at The Calvin Gilmore Theater on September 27. The Theater plans to bring you musical artists, but also to add in some high profile celebrity lecturers, authors, and political figures. Possible artists include Bill Bryson, Frank Abagnail, Pat Conroy, Michael Bolton, Kevin James, Rachel Ray and various musical groups.

Gilmore says, “With its burgeoning local population, the area is ready for something new in entertainment—something that brings popular culture and an intellectual edge to the forefront.”

More Information about Calvin Gilmore and Gilmore Entertainment

Gilmore Entertainment has long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic TCO show (The Carolina Opry) and their newest hits, Time Warp andThunder and Light. Gilmore and his shows have been featured by USA Today, ABC Nightly News, Southern Living Magazine, Variety and a host of other newspapers and television shows. TCO 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.

For further information contact:
Jordan Watkins • 843-913-1453

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