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Frankie Avalon, Mannheim Steamroller Coming to Powers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Frankie Avalon and Mannheim Steamroller will come to the Powers Auditorium in the fall.

Avalon, who dominated the music charts in the 1950s and 1960s, will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. 

Mannheim Steamroller will do its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at both the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office and the Stambaugh Auditorium box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 330 259 0555, or 330 259 9651 during box office hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, as well as at any time at StambaughAuditorium.com and DeYorPAC.org. Tickets for Avalon range from $54 to $84; tickets for Mannheim Steamroller range from $46 to $106. 

Avalon’s 31 hit songs include “Venus” and “Why.” He also achieved fame on the silver screen with 30 motion picture credits. Most notably, he starred alongside actress Annette Funicello as the romantic leads in the popular Beach Party movies in the 1960s. 

After being forced to take a year off, Chip Davis, founder of Mannheim Steamroller, announced the act will do its annual holiday tour this year.

“I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour,” Davis said. “Now, over 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year and we can’t wait to see them again in 2021.” 

The Grammy Award winning band has sold more than 41 million albums, 30 million in the Christmas genre. This year’s show will feature original classic Christmas hits from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album. 

Copyright 2021, AfterHoursYoungstown, Youngstown, Ohio.

 Posted July 19, 2021.

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