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 ten. Of the top 100 grossing tours over the past five years, Tulsa had 10.9 concerts annually per 100,000 residents. The 100 most populous markets had an average of 6.1 concerts between 2013 and 2018. The number eight ranking puts Tulsa ahead of other cities such as San Diego, Boston, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
“Tulsans have a great appreciation for live music,” says Jeff Nickler, BOK Center General Manager. “The arena has enjoyed incredible success this past decade and this is primarily due to the fans in this community who continue to purchase concert tickets in record numbers.”
Other information in the data revealed that Tulsa also ranked in the top 10 for specific genres such as country, pop and rock.
Quickly approaching its tenth birthday, BOK Center continues to prove why Tulsa is ranked as the number eight market with the most concerts per capita. 2017 was highlighted by eight of Pollstar’s Year-End Top 20 Worldwide tours in 2017. Those concerts included: Guns N’ Roses, Ed Sheeran, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, The Weeknd, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ariana Grande. Out of the other 12 concerts that ranked in the top 20 Worldwide tours in 2017, seven of them have played at BOK Center before and four of them are scheduled to play at BOK Center in 2018.
In addition, BOK Center has already announced a stellar line-up for the arena’s 10th anniversary “Ten For Ten” Concert Series with artists to include: George Strait, PINK, Blake Shelton, U2, The Eagles, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Metallica.