America’s favorite holiday tradition, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, performs one night of holiday classics at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall on December 28, 2017.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
The best-selling Christmas artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, founded and created by Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis, begins their annual Christmas tour on November 13. The show, directed and co-produced by Davis with MagicSpace Entertainment, features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting.
Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on the Billboard seasonal chart every year. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests, and is one of the longest-running tours in the music industry.
“Our first Christmas tour was 33 years ago in 1974 when we played in five cities,” says Davis. “Currently, we play an average of 75 cities each year, and it is a real privilege to continue sharing the holiday spirit through our performances.”
Along with the upcoming tour, PBS stations nationwide will be broadcasting “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” this year. The milestone special was filmed two years ago to mark the group’s 30-year anniversary of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking Fresh Aire compositions. This year’s tour includes many of the performances in the PBS special broadcast.
If You Go:
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas By Chip Davis
Dec. 28, 2017
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
From his longtime home in Omaha, Nebraska, Mannheim Steamroller creator and founder Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age. This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry’s largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis’ innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category. His first Christmas album in 1984 revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music, and the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists. With more than 28 million Christmas albums sold, Davis is the #1 selling Christmas artist of all time with Elvis coming in at a distant 17 million holiday records sold. He also is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offering a rich array of lifestyle products on MannheimSteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.