Ask just about anyone you know if they’ve heard a Mannheim Steamroller holiday song, and you’ll likely get a resounding “yes”. Nothing says Christmas quite like the sounds of this 20-piece uniquely-crafted orchestra, with classical strings and harp fired up alongside booming percussion and guitar. Which is why so many are elated to see Mannheim Steamroller return to East Tennessee for its 35th anniversary tour: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis.
The orchestra was founded by Davis in 1974. Just 10 years later, Mannheim Steamroller recorded its first Christmas album, a move that many thought would be the kiss of death for the fledgling orchestra. However, 35 years later, Mannheim Steamroller music remains a staple of the holiday season, and East Tennesseans will get to witness the unique mix of classical and new age sounds in person on December 4, as Mannheim Steamroller graces the Tennessee Theatre stage for two live shows.
If you’re planning to attend, don’t forget your vaccination card or your negative COVID-19 test results. You’ll need at least one to get in. So grab your mask, put on your Santa hat, and enjoy the sounds of Christmas on stage at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.