The Carolina Opry announces changes, additions for 2014 season

The Carolina Opry announced this week that it will add two talented vocalists to its lineup of performers for the 2014 season and will introduce a number of other changes including new dance moves and new seating in its theater.

Bibis Ellison

Wilmington, N.C.,-based singer songwriter Bibis Ellison will join the cast of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations.

Likened to artists such as Adele, Bibis is known for her soulful tones and has performed both covers and original music all over the US, as well as in Japan and Mexico.

“Bibis is the high level of talent our fans have come to expect here at Calvin Gilmore Theater,” says Calvin Gilmore the theater’s owner and producer.

Colton Cason made his debut at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in their recent Christmas production and has agreed to join the cast for the 2014 season.

Colton Cason

Colton’s smooth crooner style, inspired by Sinatra and Bublé, adds an element of jazz—and he also plays a mean trumpet.  A member of the prestigious Del Couch music foundation, Colton is seasoned in orchestral feature performance and has already become a favorite at The Calvin Gilmore Theater.

These are just two among the many changes in store for the 2014 season.

All That, renowned hip-hop cloggers seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent will be back with new moves. Emcee and Nashville recording artist Brad Long will return along with the rest of the legendary cast of 35 singers, musicians and dancers.

Also among the changes for 2014 is all new seating in The Calvin Gilmore Theater auditorium. Gilmore is replacing all floor seating with plush, wide new seats decked out with rocking backs and cup holders.

“After nearly 30 years in this business I get a little sentimental about these original theater seats, but I can’t wait until you sit in the new ones,”  he said.

A limited quantity of the original theater seats may be available for purchase as collectors’ items.

Shows run nightly (except Sunday) at the new show time of 7 p.m. Call for a full schedule at 800-843-6779 or visit The Carolina Opry website for more information and ticket booking.



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