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Entertainment for All Ages in Any Season

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Myrtle Beach, over the past few decades, has developed into one of the best live entertainment destinations in the Southeast and the nation. From year round variety shows to dinner theaters and top concerts, there are plenty of choices for anyone seeking great entertainment during a visit to the Grand Strand. Because these shows are extremely popular during busy times of the year, ordering tickets in advance of your trip is recommended.

If you are planning to visit the Grand Strand area during November or December, visit Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows for information about special shows performed during the Christmas season.

The Carolina Opry

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of The Carolina Opry
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Carolina Opry

Founded by entertainer and entrepreneur Calvin Gilmore in 1986, the Carolina Opry set the Myrtle Beach entertainment phenomenon into motion and has won numerous tourism awards, including the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for Most Outstanding Attraction. This popular venue is home to several ongoing resident shows, plus an annual holiday show performed in November and December.

The Alabama Theatre

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Alabama Theatre
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alabama Theatre

Located at Barefoot Landing, a shopping, dinning and entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach, the Alabama Theatre offers a signature musical variety show, guest concerts and a festive annual Christmas show. Since opening in 1993, the Alabama Theatre has become one of the area's most popular tourist attractions.

The Palace Theatre

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Located at Broadway at the Beach, the Palace Theatre is home to Le Grande Cirque, a spectacle of imaginative acts performed by a cast of more than 50 top acrobatic and theatrical artists. The impressive theater features over 2,600 seats and a golden-domed lobby complete with crystal chandeliers, concessions and a gift shop. In addition to Le Grande Cirque, the Palace Theatre presents touring celebrity concerts and Broadway shows. During the holidays, seasonal performances provide festive entertainment.

Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage - Myrtle Beach
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Experience the wonder and excitement of pirates, treasure and adventure in this new interactive dinner show, featuring new music by Dolly Parton, acrobatics, live animals, a five-course pirate feast and more. The show takes place in the former Dixie Stampede arena, located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

Legends in Concert

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Legends in Concert
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Legends in Concert

This popular superstar tribute show features a cast of talented tribute artists who look, sing and have the moves of music greats such as Elvis, Madonna, Buddy Holly, The Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Bing Crosby, The Temptations and many others. A live back up band, back up singers and dancers, special effects and an intimate theater atmosphere make this a popular choice for great family fun. An annual Christmas Show is performed during November and December.

Special Note - Previously located in Surfside Beach, the Legends in Concert venue is now adjacent to Planet Hollywood at Broadway at the Beach.

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

A favorite for family entertainment for all ages, this arena dinner show offers a Middle Ages experience, complete with knights, pageantry, jousting, magnificent Andalusian stallions, colorful costumes, an original music score and more. The four-course banquet includes soup, roasted chicken, spare ribs, potatoes, desert, coffee and two rounds of beverages. Vegetarian selections are available upon request. Medieval Times also features a bar, dance floor, Medieval artifacts display and a Medieval Torture museum. The Medieval Times Castle is located off Highway 501 near the entrance to Hard Rock Park.

The House of Blues

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of House of Blues
Photo Credit: Courtesy of House of Blues

Featuring blues, jazz, gospel, reggae, hip-hop and rock, the House of Blues attracts top worldwide performers. Complimenting the music, the southern-inspired menu includes dishes such as Tennessee Baby Back Ribs, Voodoo Shrimp and Jambalaya, cornbread and much more. Sunday Gospel Brunch, Teen Dance Night, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater and Comedy Zone evenings offer several fun options in addition to the regular performance schedule. The House of Blues is located at Barefoot Landing, a shopping, dinning and entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach.

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