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Biz ‘Bite:’ Christmas concert already sold out at not-yet-open Idaho Falls venue

Artist’s rendering of the new Mountain America Center opening at the end of November in Idaho Falls. Image courtesy of Mountain America Center

A major event venue in Idaho Falls has been a long time coming, but with the announcement that the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert sold out, the Mountain America Center has arrived, even if the doors aren’t even open yet.

The Mannheim Steamroller concert on Dec. 13 was the first event that the nascent Mountain America Center announced on July 25, three days after construction crews poured the concrete floor subsurface for the hockey rink. Tickets for the concert went on sale on Aug. 10. On Sept. 7, the center added a second show when tickets for the first sold out. The second show will also be on Dec. 13, but will be a matinee.

Erik Hudson, Mountain America Center general manager, told the Idaho Business Review that he expects the second show to also sell out: “Before December, I expect there will be a seating deficiency.”

Mannheim Steamroller is the number-one Christmas music group in the country and its concerts have been selling out for over three decades. For Idaho Falls to score a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert puts eastern Idaho’s biggest community on the same page as the band’s other stops this holiday season, such as Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Detroit and Salt Lake City.

The opening of the new Mountain America Center in Idaho Falls is currently scheduled for Nov. 28. The new venue is the home of the Spud Kings hockey franchise and can host events of multiple types. The center has seating for 6,000 and is the property of the Idaho Falls Auditorium District. Hudson commented that concert and shows are currently booked out through next summer already.

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