Nov. 10, 2011
Recognized as America's favorite holiday show, multi-platinum recording artist Mannheim Steamroller will be kicking off the holiday season in Portsmouth at Shawnee State University's Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
With their 1984 album, "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas," group founder Chris Davis had the idea to mesh Renaissance instrument sounds with rock and roll beats, forever changing the orchestra scene.
The album was a massive success and not only solidified Mannheim Steamroller as the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history but also one of the top 50 biggest selling musical acts ever. With almost 40 million albums sold worldwide, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour has become as much tradition for families all over the nation as decorating a Christmas tree and exchanging presents.
Tickets are now on sale at the McKinley box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (740) 351-3600. Tickets are also on sale at Ticketmaster.com and at all southern Ohio Kroger stores. Reserved-seat tickets are $65 in lower tier and $55 in upper tier. There are no staff or faculty discounts for this show. The availability of student RUSH tickets will be announced on Monday, November 21.