Mannheim Steamroller coming to Miller Auditorium

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Photo by Matt Christine Photography of musicians from Mannheim Steamroller performing on a stage with spotlights and a screen with the band name on it and a night sky landscape.

Tickets are on sale for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Miller Auditorium. (Photo by Matt Christine Photography)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Tickets are on sale for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas performance at Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Purchase tickets online.

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. With 19 gold, eight multi-platinum and four platinum-certified records, Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z and The Beach Boys.

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.

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.


"A Tribute to Doo Wop" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Pepsi. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Groups of 10 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

In an effort to enhance the safety of patrons, Miller Auditorium has adopted a bag policy consistent with those implemented at performing arts centers across the nation. Bags and purses should be no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches or approximately the size of small handbag or clutch purse. Anything larger may be subject to search, and patrons may be asked to return larger bags to their vehicles. Backpacks of any kind are strictly prohibited. Direct questions regarding the bag policy or Miller Auditorium tickets to the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

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