Mannheim Steamroller Set To Play National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony For a Record Third Time
The Grammy-winning collective will feature alongside Boys II Bow Ties and the U.S. Navy Band at the White House
OMAHA, Nebraska, November 1, 2017 – Mannheim Steamroller is set to perform at President’s Park at the White House as part of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30. This will mark the third time Mannheim Steamroller has performed at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony (they previously played at ceremonies during the Clinton and Bush administrations). Boys II Bow Ties and the U.S. Navy Band will accompany the Omaha collective in kicking off the holiday season.
“Mannheim Steamroller has really enjoyed the experience of performing at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in the past,” said Chip Davis, the founding member, and brainchild of the group. “It signifies the start of the holidays and just represents a really festive and joyful time for myself and everyone in Mannheim.”
Free tickets for the event were awarded through an online lottery, which opened at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, October 12 and closed at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 16. Lottery winners will be notified on October 30. If you did not get your chance to submit your name to the lottery for a chance to win, you will still be able to see the event on the Hallmark Channel at on Monday, December 4. Check your local listings for more information.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony also marks a major stop on Mannheim Steamroller’s 2017 holiday tour. The tour, now entering its 33rd year, spans over 80 shows at cities nationwide. To see if Mannheim Steamroller is headed to a city near you this holiday season please visit http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/event/.
About Mannheim Steamroller and Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller is the neoclassical new-age music group founded in Omaha, Nebraska by Chip Davis. Davis’ distinct blend of classical music with cutting-edge technology has helped him to sell over 40 million albums worldwide. A large portion of those sales have come from the successful Christmas albums on which Davis puts his own distinct spin on the music of the holiday season. Davis releases this music through his own label, American Gramaphone, which formed in Omaha in 1974. Today, Davis overseas both of Mannheim Steamroller’s touring holiday bands and is set to release his first album of new music in 17 years, Exotic Spaces, early next year. Davis resides just outside Omaha.
About the National Park Service
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933. President’s Park, which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park, was officially included in the national park system in 1961.
About Crown Media Family Networks
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About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.
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