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Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cobb Great Hall

Tickets: From $40

Ticket Office: 517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON

EAST LANSING, Mich. – MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only in East Lansing at Wharton Center for Performing Arts on November 30, 2016. Tickets to see MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER, as part of the Live at Wharton Series at Wharton Center, are on sale now and are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online,, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, and by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the holiday season music category.

It’s also the 42nd anniversary of Davis’ first album in his Fresh Aire series which pioneered the new age music category.

Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

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.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. With a total of twelve holiday CDs, an average of eight Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums occupy Billboard’s Top Seasonal Chart every year.

With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Chip Davis is among an elite group of artists – that includes U2, Jay-Z, and the Beach Boys – with such certifications

About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

From his longtime home in Omaha, Nebraska, MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER creator 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 that revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music. His first Christmas album was released in 1984; the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists.

Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products on 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 and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.

About MagicSpace Entertainment

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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