Mannheim Steamroller to Perform at the PAC

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Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for two performances at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE in New Philadelphia. 

Tickets range in price from $41 to $74 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows. 

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. It’s also the 40th 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. 

Davis’ newest album is Mannheim Steamroller 30/40. In celebration of the 30th Anniversary Christmas Tour, tracks include Christmas fan favorites while selections from Davis’ iconic Fresh Aire series and recordings by his daughter, Elyse, celebrate 40 years of ground-breaking sound.

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. With a total of 12 holiday CDs, an average of eight Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums occupy Billboard’s Top Seasonal Chart every year.  

With 19 gold, eight multi-platinum and four 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 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. With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time. 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, UT.