Filling Cobb Great Hall with the joyous sights and sounds of the Christmas season, Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Wharton Center for a special one-night-only performance on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holidays and tradition for multi-generational families. Tickets are on sale now at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
While 2020 was the first year the group was unable to tour in 35 years, 2021 reunites the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Mannheim has sold over 41 million albums, outselling artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, making them one of the top 50 best-selling artists during the past 2 decades.
Mannheim Steamroller was founded by Chip Davis in 1974 who dubbed Mannheim Steamroller as a play on the 18th century musical technique known as the “Mannheim crescendo.” Chip used innovative marketing techniques to spread his 18th century classical rock into record store shelves everywhere. With each new installment, Mannheim Steamroller pushed their music forward earning multi-million sales, countless fans and, with “Fresh Aire 7,” the Grammy Award for best new age album.
Mannheim marked the 35th year of their Christmas tour in 2019, making themselves the longest-running consecutive tour and one of the most successful musical caravans in history, with two separate troupes performing in nearly 90 cities each year.