Folk-rock Legend, Singer, Songwriter, and Grammy Award-Winner
July 17, Art Garfunkel will appear as the first artist in the second season of the Myrtle Beach Performing Arts series at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Hailed by the New York Times as a “beautiful countertenor,” the legendary singer has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson”, “Scarborough Fair”, “The Sound of Silence”, “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, among others, is one of the best-selling albums of all time. In this intimate show, that features Art Garfunkel and a guitarist, you’ll hear poetry, stories, and his greatest hits both solo and originally recorded with Simon and Garfunkel.
In addition to Garfunkel, also booked for the second season are the Five Irish Tenors and the much-awaited return of Garrison Keillor. In a sensational program featuring famously beloved Irish classics like “Danny Boy”, The Five Irish Tenors fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. Garrison Keillor, renowned writer, actor and radio personality, is probably best known for his award-winning radio series A Prairie Home Companion. With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma and wisdom.
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.
Art Garfunkel will be in Myrtle Beach for one night only, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 6 pm at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, April 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.