Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas Excursion

Reminding us that it’s never too early to think about snowy evenings, enchanted reindeer and those ever popular chestnuts roasting on open fires, Mannheim Steamroller unveils its Christmas tour, beginning in mid-November.

Fielding two touring companies, Mannheim Steamroller is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of its popular Christmas adventures.  Keeping with the show’s tradition, the holiday run will feature spectacular multimedia special effects presented in an intimate setting.  Founder Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the tour with MagicSpace Entertainment. 

“My thought is the Christmas season is a family event and my concerts are, obviously, very family friendly,” Davis told Pollstar in 2014.  “When mom and dad brought their kids to the first Christmas concert back in 1984, those kids are now the moms and dads. … Now they could be grandmas and grandpas.  So you’ve got three generations sitting there together.  I’ve seen that from the stage many times.  I think that has a lot to do with the longevity, the fact that it’s a very family friendly thing. … It’s like ‘The Nutcracker.’”

Here’s the plan:

Nov. 15 – Loveland, Colo., Budweiser Events Center
Nov. 15 – Pensacola, Fla., Saenger Theatre
Nov. 16 – Panama City, Fla., Marina Civic Center
Nov. 16 – Colorado Springs, Colo., Pikes Peak Center
Nov. 17 – Rapid City, S.D., Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Nov. 17 – Lakeland, Fla., The Lakeland Center
Nov. 18 – Sioux City, Iowa, Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 18 – Sarasota, Fla., Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
Nov. 19 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. Cellular Center
Nov. 19 – Fort Myers, Fla., Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall
Nov. 20 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts
Nov. 21 – Jacksonville, Fla., Moran Theater
Nov. 22 – Grand Forks, N.D., Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov. 22 – Montgomery, Ala., Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
Nov. 23 – Bemidji, Minn., The Sanford Center
Nov. 23 – Louisville, Ky., The Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts
Nov. 25 – Charlotte, N.C., Blumenthal Performing Arts
Nov. 25 – Muskegon, Mich., Frauenthal Theatre
Nov. 26 – Kalamazoo, Mich., James W. Miller Auditorium
Nov. 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
Nov. 27 – Columbia, S.C., Koger Center For The Arts
Nov. 27 – Midland, Mich., Midland Center For The Performing Arts
Nov. 28 – Madison, Wis., Overture Center For The Arts
Nov. 28 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
Nov. 29 – South Bend, Ind., Morris Performing Arts Center
Nov. 29 – Wilmington, N.C., Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center
Nov. 30 – East Lansing, Mich., Wharton Center For Performing Arts
Dec. 1 – Bloomington, Ill., U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Dec. 2 – Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Civic Center
Dec. 2 – Johnstown, Pa., Cambria Co. War Mem. Arena
Dec. 3 – Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Civic Center
Dec. 3 – Philadelphia, Pa., Academy Of Music
Dec. 4 – Minneapolis, Minn., State Theatre
Dec. 4 – Waterbury, Conn., Palace Theater
Dec. 6 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Embassy Theatre
Dec. 6 – Bangor, Maine, Cross Insurance Center
Dec. 7 – Concord, N.H., Capitol Center for the Arts – Chubb Theatre
Dec. 7 – Paducah, Ky., The Carson Center
Dec. 8 – Rochester, N.Y., Auditorium Theatre
Dec. 8 – Bowling Green, Ky., Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
Dec. 9 – Hershey, Pa., Hershey Theatre
Dec. 9 – Columbia, Mo., Jesse Auditorium
Dec. 10 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Dec. 10 – New Brunswick, N.J., State Theatre
Dec. 11 – Wichita, Kan., Century II Perf. Arts & Conv. Ctr.
Dec. 11 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
Dec. 13 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center
Dec. 13 – Fort Smith, Ark., Fort Smith Convention Center
Dec. 14 – Salina, Kan., Salina Bicentennial Center
Dec. 14 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Dec. 15 – New Philadelphia, Ohio, Performing Arts Center @ Kent State University Tuscarawas
Dec. 15 – Spencer, Iowa, Clay County Regional Events Center
Dec. 16 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Dec. 16 – Joliet, Ill., Rialto Square Theatre
Dec. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio, State Theatre
Dec. 17 – Rosemont, Ill., Rosemont Theatre
Dec. 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Palace Theatre
Dec. 18 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
Dec. 20 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Dec. 21 – Kearney, Neb., Viaero Event Center
Dec. 21 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre
Dec. 22 – Omaha, Neb., Orpheum Theater
Dec. 23 – Omaha, Neb., Orpheum Theater
Dec. 23 – Memphis, Tenn., Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 26 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Dec. 27 – Amarillo, Texas., Amarillo Civic Center Complex
Dec. 27 – Tempe, Ariz., Gammage Auditorium
Dec. 28 – Tulsa, Okla., Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Dec. 28 – San Diego, Calif., Civic Center
Dec. 29 – Fort Worth, Texas, Bass Performance Hall
Dec. 29 – Santa Barbara, Calif., The Granada
Dec. 30 – Riverside, Calif., Fox Performing Arts Center

General onsales for many shows do not begin until July.  Check with venues for more information. 

Click here for Mannheim Steamroller’s website and here for Pollstar’s 2014 interview with Chip Davis.