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BOK CENTER AND STAFF NOMINATED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 3, 2015 – BOK Center received several nominations from the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) earlier this week for its annual honors and awards. BOK Center was nominated for 2015 Venue of the Year. Jeff Nickler, BOK Center General Manager, was nominated for Venue Executive of the Year and Michael Owens, Director of […]

SMG TULSA WINS INDUSTRY AWARD FOR VENUE EDUCATION

(Tulsa, Okla.) August 6, 2015 – SMG Tulsa was awarded the 2015 International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Education Award on Monday, August 3 at VenueConnect, IAVM’s 90th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD. This prestigious award acknowledges allied organizations, venues and academic institutions that demonstrate active student involvement, excel in available educational […]

BOK CENTER STILL UNSTOPPABLE HEADING INTO YEAR EIGHT

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 21, 2015 – BOK Center, managed by SMG, wrapped up its fiscal year on June 30, 2015 and the numbers show that it was the busiest twelve months in arena history. Over the past year, BOK Center welcomed a record 810,208 fans and hosted 12 of the Top 30 worldwide tours according to Pollstar […]

SHAKING THINGS UP AT BOK CENTER WITH NEW COPPER STILLS BAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 16, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center has re-branded a lower level bar into a brand new premium cocktail experience for fans. SAVOR… with the help of Alchemy Consulting worked together to bring Copper Stills, a new bar concept, to BOK Center. The concept behind Copper Stills is simple. Cocktails are prepared made to order […]

BOK CENTER PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN WINS AWARD

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 15, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was honored for its 2015 Garth Brooks PR campaign during the recent 2015 SMG Marketing Summit held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. In January, Garth Brooks returned home to Tulsa and played seven sold out shows at BOK […]

SMG TULSA TEAM MEMBERS SELECTED FOR INDUSTRY HONORS

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 13, 2015 – Three SMG Tulsa team members have been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Class of 2015 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from August 1-4, 2015.  SMG Tulsa garnered three award honorees: Jason Burnette, Sales Manager […]

BOK CENTER ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER RECEIVES INDUSTRY AWARD

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 1, 2015 –  The SMG-managed BOK Center is proud to announce that Venue’s TodayMagazine has named Casey Sparks, BOK Center Assistant General Manager, as one of five recipients of the 2015 Generation Next Award. The award honors influential young leaders 35 or younger who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and […]

BOK CENTER RANKED AS #1 TOP STOP IN THE MIDWEST

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 24, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center ranked #1 in the Midwest in 2014 according to Venue’s Today 2014 Top Stops for venues with seating capacities of 15,001 or more. The rankings, announced in the April edition of the trade publication, are based on concert and event gross ticket sales from  February 1, […]

BOK CENTER TO HELP LAUNCH OFFICIAL SXSW MUSIC DAY EVENT, TULSA BOOM FACTORY

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 6, 2015 –   Since opening in 2008, BOK Center has hosted the world’s greatest entertainers.  Now the iconic venue is taking the show on the road to Austin, Texas.  SMG is partnering with VisitTulsa and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation to create “Tulsa Boom Factory,” a new event that will officially be […]

BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR ACM VENUE OF THE YEAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 27, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was nominated for the sixth consecutive year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for Venue of the Year – Large Capacity. The BOK Center, which opened in 2008, has been nominated for the award every year since opening. In order to be considered for Venue […]