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BOK CENTER WINS 2018 IAVM VENUE EXCELLENCE AWARD

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 25, 2018 – The awards continue to pile up for the SMG-managed BOK Center during its 10th anniversary celebrations this year. BOK Center was awarded the prestigious 2018 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and presented with the award today at the 93rd annual VenueConnect conference held in Toronto during […]

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINATES BOK CENTER FOR VENUE OF THE YEAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 17, 2018 – The awards keep piling up for BOK Center. The SMG-managed arena was nominated by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for Venue of the Year – Large Capacity. BOK Center, which opened in 2008, has been nominated for the award seven times over the past ten years. In order to […]

SMG TULSA TEAM MEMBER SELECTED FOR INDUSTRY HONOR

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 14, 2018 – One SMG Tulsa team member has been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Toronto from July 22-25. Kevin Murphy, BOK Center Event Manager, was selected for the 30 […]

BOK CENTER #7 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 6, 2018 – As the venue approaches its tenth birthday, BOK Center continues to break records and rank as one of the world’s busiest concert destinations. Pollstar announced today their 2018 First Quarter Top 100 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #7 in the United States and #24 in the […]

TULSA RANKED AS ONE OF TOP CONCERT CITIES

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 9, 2018 –Tulsa continues to garner accolades as one of the top live music destinations in the nation.  In a recent article, Tulsa ranked number eight among markets with the most major concerts per capita (Source: SeatGeek). Other iconic music hubs like Las Vegas, Nashville, Austin, and Denver were included in the top […]

BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR ARENA OF THE YEAR AGAIN BY POLLSTAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) November 17, 2017– Oklahoma’s marquee concert arena continues to generate national industry recognition. This morning, Los Angeles-based Pollstar announced that the Tulsa arena been nominated for their prestigious 2016 “Arena of the Year” award. In addition, BOK Center Director of Booking, Joe Giordano, was nominated for the music industry’s “Rising Star” award. BOK Center joins […]

BOK CENTER TO BECOME SMOKE FREE STARTING AUGUST 10

(Tulsa, Okla.) August 1, 2017 – In the interest of security and protecting customers and employees, BOK Center will be discontinuing the use of the exterior smoking terrace and guests will no longer be permitted to leave the building and re-enter in order to smoke. This is not a health initiative but rather a security […]

BOK CENTER #17 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 18, 2017 – BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Pollstar announced their 2017 Mid-Year Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #17 in the United States and #40 in the world.  BOK Center was also the highest ranked arena in North […]

SMG TULSA TEAM MEMBERS SELECTED FOR INDUSTRY HONORS

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 14, 2017 –Three SMG Tulsa team members have been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, TN from August 7-10, 2017. BOK Center garnered one honoree: Eric Schleicher, Senior Marketing Manager. […]

BOK CENTER #11 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 7, 2017 – BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today, Pollstar announced their 2017 First Quarter Top 100 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #11 in the United States and #35 in the world.  BOK Center was also the highest ranked arena […]