The Mabee Centerís storied history reflects its total flexibility as a multi-purpose venue. Mabee Center's decorated roster of notable entertainers include: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Jay Leno, Luciano Pavarotti, Garth Brooks, The Bee Gees, and many, many others. The Mabee Center has also hosted a variety of acts appealing to all ages - their family shows include Sesame Street, Harlem Globetrotters, VeggieTales, and Dora The Explorer, just to name a few.
There are also numerous sporting events including Olympic Gymnastic Trials, High School Basketball playoffs, as well as all of the ORU Golden Eagles men’s and women’s home basketball games. The Mabee Center has hosted many special events, such as the Miss Oklahoma Pageant and many college and high school commencement ceremonies. Mabee Center’s Christian-oriented acts have included Audio Adrenaline, Mercy Me, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Third Day, Skillet, Kirk Franklin, and the Bill Gaither Homecoming Series, among others.
From Elvis Pressley and Johnny Cash to Billy Joel and Garth Brooks, the Mabee Center has hosted some of the biggest entertainers in the industry since it opened in 1972. The Mabee Center e-Museum is coming soon and will showcases the rich history and memories that have been created over the years. A physical museum is also in the works inside the Mabee Center, and will display much of the memorabilia you will see here. At the Mabee Center, we are bringing history full-circle.