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Mabee Center & KXOJ to Host Anniversary Celebration Featuring Petra

Mabee Center 40th AnniversaryFrom Johnny Cash to Justin Beiber to Pavarotti, the Mabee Center has been bringing world class entertainment to Tulsa for forty years! On October 20th at 6:00 pm, the Mabee Center and KXOJ are inviting everyone to celebrate their big Anniversary Celebration event!Presented by TTCU—The Credit Union, KXOJ and the Mabee Center are set to kick off a huge night of retro Christian Music featuring Petra, Avalon, Audio Adrenaline, and lots more!


Petra, who is also celebrating their 40th anniversary, will be rocking the Mabee Center stage for the first time in 20 years! Named after the Greek word for “rock,” Petra is widely regarded as the pioneering band of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Often compared alongside mainstream acts such as Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey, Petra was undoubtedly the world's most popular Christian rock band, selling millions of albums while selling out arenas and regularly placing songs at the top of Christian radio charts. With its lyrics, music and style, Petra has influenced numerous other artists.


This Anniversary Celebration will commemorate the success that the Mabee Center and KXOJ have had over the years in Tulsa! Even before it opened in 1972, the main reason the Mabee Center was able to be built is thanks to the generous support and donations of the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. Because of their support, the Mabee Center has been a part of the Tulsa community for 40 years! General Manager Tony Winters explained, “It’s really rare for any arena to remain so vital for forty years. The Tulsa community, including KXOJ, is a huge reason we have been so successful over the years. I am excited that we have the opportunity to celebrate this huge milestone with everyone!”


Bob Thornton, General Manager at KXOJ also shared his excitement about celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. “The support we’ve garnered from these bands is great! They were calling in and asking us to let them come out for this event! Tulsa, KXOJ, and the Mabee Center have played such a vital role in their careers that they wanted to give back and help us celebrate the success we’ve had over the years.”


Other great Christian bands and musicians including Avalon, Audio Adrenaline (with DC Talk’s Kevin Max), Wayne Watson, Clay Crosse, and Andy Chrisman of 4HIM will be joining Petra as they rock the Mabee Center for this Anniversary Celebration event!


The Anniversary Celebration starts at 6:00 PM, Saturday, October 20th at the Mabee Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 10th at 10:00 AM and start at $25 each with floor seating available for $40 per ticket. Purchase your tickets at the Mabee Center Box Office, online at www.mabeecenter.com, or by calling (918) 495-6000. Groups will receive 2 free tickets for every 10 tickets purchased. For group tickets call the Mabee Center Group Sales Specialists at (918) 498-7000.