Note: This archival story was originally published in August 2008, and is being republished to mark the 10 year anniversary of BOK Center.
Open for Business
Tulsa celebrates the opening of the BOK Center, a monumental architectural project of historic significance to the city, with a series of special events.
Ribbon Cutting & Community Open House – Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: This free event invites all of Tulsa and surrounding areas to the arena for a day of music, $1 concession items, contests, interactive games and tours of the BOK Center. Attendees will receive a free commemorative poster. Free parking is available at 100 West Garage courtesy of American Parking.
Multi-Faith Celebration – Aug. 31 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: One Song. Many Voices. The BOK Center’s Multi-Faith Celebration will feature a 300-person community choir with special guest, Oklahoma native and TV and Broadway star Sam Harris. The program will include a 10-minute blessing of the facility featuring 11 different faiths. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at 100 West Garage courtesy of American Parking.
Opening Night Concert – Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.: The Eagles “Long Road Out Of Eden Tour,” Following the success of their No. 1 album, Long Road Out of Eden, the Eagles will perform live at the BOK Center. The band – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform current hits, as well as their classic songs.
Construction Workers Honored – Oct. 25: 1,000 workers will be recognized and honored at the first Tulsa Oilers home game.
BOK Center Art Collection Dedication Nov. 5: Official tour and presentation in conjunction with the Ruskin Art Society’s 100th anniversary celebration of all the artwork in the BOK Center.