Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. There will be a Holiday Buffet Dinner package available to add on to ticket orders. The dinner package will be good for two guests’ tickets and meals, and a limited number of seats are available in Convention Hall’s Grand Ballroom. Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more.
“We are excited to announce a world class Christmas show in Mannheim Steamroller today,” said Global Spectrum’s Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. “In addition to one of the best Christmas shows around, you can take advantage of our Chef’s Holiday dinner package to make it the complete night!”
This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.
Grammy Award(r) winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
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.
Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 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.
With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Chip Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys with such certifications.
About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., Mannheim Steamroller creator Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age. This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry’s largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis’ innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category that revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music. His first Christmas album was released in 1984; the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists. With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time.
Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products on www.mannheimsteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. www.magicspace.net
Upcoming Events at Enid Event Center and Convention Hall
Enid Event Center and Convention Hall feature a variety of exciting and world-class entertainment options. Currently their schedule includes:
Extreme Rodeo Challenge – May 22-23
Rodney Carrington – June 13
Martina McBride – June 26
Circus Spectacular – November 4
Tickets can be purchased by calling 855.TIX.ENID or visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com.
For a full list of upcoming events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, visit www.EnidEventCenter.com.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Fall Lecture Series, Legacy of the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip will conclude on Monday, November 4 with a look at the pioneers who settled the Cherokee Strip, the challenges they faced, and their resolve.
Dr. Kenny L. Brown, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma will speak on “The Legacy of Determination, Depravation and Resilience.” Brown’s presentation will focus on the social, cultural, and economic conditions that the pioneers faced in the years following the land run of 1893.
Brown earned his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in 1985. He is a specialist in the American West, Oklahoma, Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era. He recently presented programs on the various land openings for the National Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska, and at the Oklahoma History Center. He has published several articles and books on topics in his field including an article on the Cherokee Outlet. He has served on several state boards, such as the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board. He received the Provost’s “Modeling the Way” Award in 2003.
The Heritage Center’s Fall Lecture Series will be held at 7 p.m. on the Enid Campus of Northern Oklahoma College in the Gantz Center. The lecture series is free and open to the public.
The enitre lecture series is being filmed by the Oklahoma Historical Society and made available for public television and for purchase at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.
For more information on the Fall Lecture Series visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s website at www.csrhc.org.
An 80-percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. was dedicated on Veterans Day, 2013. It was declared Oklahoma’s Official Vietnam War Memorial in a proclamation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. The memorial is accessible to the public free of charge from 7 am until 9 pm every day of the year.
The Living Walls across the street from the Vietnam War Memorial are dedicated to honoring and remembering our military heroes. It is for our Oklahoma veterans, active duty, retired, MIA, killed while serving or for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice who have been killed in action.
Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc.
1066 S. 66th St. at entrance to Woodring Regional Airport
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Phone: (580) 233-4530
You’ll meet an array of historical figures and be inspired by the character traits that made them great leaders when you visit the Smithsonian-quality Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center that tells the history and development of the Cherokee Outlet. Discover what it was like to be in the saddle astride your galloping horse racing to stake your claim.
See what it was like to live in a sod house, and see the importance of agriculture, oil and transportation to the region, the City of Enid as the center of commerce for the region, and Phillips University. On the grounds of the Heritage Center is Humphrey Heritage Village, a collection of four historically-significant buildings, including the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land office, a 1902 church, a 1905 Victorian home and an 1895 one-room school house.
The Village provides educational programs and is available for rental for special events and weddings.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Address: 507 S 4th, Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Families of all ages can learn, play and discover together. Build your own castle in the carpentry shop, experiment with different scientific principles, make friends with snakes, lizards, chinchillas, ferrets and other live animals, make your own pottery and blast off into space in the flight simulator. All-day admission also includes Adventure Quest, an outdoor science playground featuring a three-story castle, slides, mazes, bridges, gardens, sand play areas and a water table.
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum
Address: 200 E Maple, Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Enid Event Center opened in June, 2013 and is the region’s newest and finest event facility. It seats nearly 3,200 for sporting events and 3,800 for concerts and has a 31,500 square-foot show floor for trade shows.
Enid Event Center is connected to Convention Hall for additional available meeting space for your event. Renovated Convention Hall reopened in November, 2012 and is Enid’s convention center. It has an 11,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, a 3,000 square-foot Junior Ballroom and over 5,500 square feet of meeting rooms.
Enid Event Center & Convention Hall
Address: 301 S Independence, Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Concerts from Oklahoma’s longest-running professional symphony radiate inside this visually stunning symphony hall designed to put you in the middle of 18th-century Paris. It is one of four halls inside the former Masonic Temple decorated in their own unique period style.
You may even see Enid native and internationally-celebrated opera star Leona Mitchell in the ESO spotlight. Call ahead to set up a tour of this magnificent jewel.
Enid Symphony Orchestra
Address: 301 W Broadway, Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Gaslight Theatre has been located at 221 N. Independence for 20 years and has been in existence for over 40 years! Each year, Gaslight has a very active season of nine plays of all genres, to include a summer musical, children’s theatre, a teen production and two off-site productions.
Gaslight features a comedy dinner theatre presented in the Enid Symphony Center’s stunning Elizabethan style Ballroom Theatre as well as the state’s only FREE Shakespeare in the Park in the beautiful and historic Government Springs Park.
Address: 221 N Independence, Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Recognized as one of the finest small-town ballparks in America. The ballpark is home to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II World Series and the NCAA Division II Great America Conference postseason baseball tournament as well as Enid High and NOC-Enid baseball teams.
It features one of the best concession stands anywhere and the video board beyond the center field fence entertains fans of all ages.
David Allen Memorial Ballpark
Address: 301 S Grand, Enid, Oklahoma 73701