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BOK CENTER #12 VENUE IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 8, 2016 – Over seven years after opening, BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today Pollstar announced their 2016 First Quarter Top 100 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #12 in the United States and #32 in the world.  BOK Center was […]

JASON ISBELL TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL MOTHER ROAD REVIVAL WEEKEND

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 4, 2016 – Recent local announcements by the Woody Guthrie Center and the George Kaiser Foundation have validated Tulsa as a destination for Americana.  Building on that momentum, BOK Center and SMG are excited to announce the creation of Mother Road Revival Weekend presented by River Spirit Casino, a four-day event this September […]

BOK CENTER NOW HAS ONE SEAT THAT NO ONE MAY PURCHASE

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 25, 2016 – Among the 19,199 seats at BOK Center, there will be one chair intended to remain unoccupied and symbolize something greater than all the others.  Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. and BOK Center have dedicated a Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) “Chair of Honor” inside BOK Center. […]

ALLIE THOMAS NAMED SMG TULSA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 9, 2016 – SMG Tulsa, the management company of BOK Center and Cox Business Center, named Allie Thomas 2015 Employee of the Year. Thomas serves as an Event Coordinator in the Event Services Department. Thomas was recognized for her dedication to the success of events at Cox Business Center, including her work […]

BOK CENTER FINISHES YEAR AS HIGHEST RANKED SMG-MANAGED ARENA

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 8, 2016 – BOK Center continues to maintain its reputation as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today Pollstar announced their 2015 Year End Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #26 in the United States, up three spots from #29 in 2014. Despite only being […]

BOK Center Will Implement Additional Security Enhancements

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 4, 2016 – Beginning with the Tulsa Oilers hockey game tomorrow evening, BOK Center will implement additional security measures at all future events. These new enhancements will include walk-through metal detectors at every arena entrance and size restrictions on all bags brought into the building by patrons. To accommodate the additional time […]

SMG Tulsa’s Winterfest Featured in People Magazine

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 18, 2015 – Each state in America has its own unique way of celebrating the Christmas season, so People Magazine listed 50 of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit, one for each state. In a story titled “Christmas Across America: A Unique Way to Celebrate the Holidays in Each State,” SMG Tulsa’s […]

BOK CENTER NAMED MOST INSTAGRAMMED LOCATION IN OKLAHOMA FOR 2015

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 15, 2015 –  Time Magazine recently named the top 50 Instagrammed locations in all 50 states for 2015 and BOK Center was named the most Instagrammed location in Oklahoma for the second year in a row. Time used data from the Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing network, Instagram, to figure out the locations. […]

BOK CENTER HIGHLIGHTED AS TOP STOP IN INDUSTRY

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 7, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was highlighted in the November issue of trade publication Venues Today as one of the industry’s “Top Stops” based on concert and event grosses from September 16, 2015 through October 15, 2015. The venue finished 12th in the world and 8th in the United States in […]

SMG TULSA RECEIVES MULTIPLE HALL OF HEADLINES NOMINATIONS

(Tulsa, Okla.) November 3, 2015 – Several SMG Tulsa employees received nominations by Venues Today magazine for the Hall of Headlines Awards, the annual awards given to individuals who have made a difference in the venue industry in the last 12 months. Recipients are nominated and elected byVenues Today readers. Winners will be showcased and caricatured in the […]