Mannheim Steamroller makes first appearance at Bryce Jordan Center

Get a jump on the holidays when America’s favorite holiday celebration, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis brings the best the holiday has to offer to the Bryce Jordan Center on at 8 p.m. Dec. 13.

The Mannheim Steamroller tour, now in its 27th year, is still met by sold-out audiences and was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year.

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the sounds of Christmas. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of Renaissance instruments with rock and roll beats.

The resulting album was a runaway hit and Mannheim Steamroller went on to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history. The group’s Christmas tour has become an annual holiday tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and creating unforgettable moments with friends and family.

Tickets for reserved theatre seating are on sale now at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, Walmart Ticketmaster kiosks, online at or, or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP seating also is available.