FSCJ Artist Series Presents MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live at the Times-Union Center on November 20, 2018, for one performance only.

This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller, along with dazzling 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.

PBS stations nationwide will be broadcasting "Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live" this year. The milestone special was filmed 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 songs heard in the PBS special broadcast.

Chip Davis said, "I also want fans to know that last year, we did a special, tour-only prerelease of "Exotic Spaces, my album of brand new compositions that takes listeners to exotic and mystical places around the world. This new CD will be available at all tour sites and will also be available on www.mannheimsteamroller.com, Amazon.com, other select retailers later this year"

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday albums have become synonymous with Christmas and consistently occupy top spots on Billboard's Seasonal Charts every year.

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

About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., 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. He went on to revolutionize 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. With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas music artist of all time. Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products on www.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.

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, and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. They have an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net

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