Home Of The Big 10 Ballroom™
Over the last eleven years, A Pocket Full Of Hope® has grown rapidly and its modest home is no longer sufficient to sustain continued growth. Looking for a suitable new home led to what used to be Tulsa’s Big Ten Ballroom™.
Tulsa’s Big 10 Ballroom™ is an important part of Tulsa’s history that connects people of all ages on many different levels. In its heyday, the Big 10 hosted headliners such as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Charles Brown, James Brown, Ruth Brown, the Coasters, Little Richard, the Spinners, Sam and Dave, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, T-Bone Walker, the original Temptations, Jackie Wilson, and Ike and Tina Turner.
Unfortunately, this historic building has fallen into disrepair and is no longer serving the community. A Pocket Full Of Hope® has purchased the building and has plans to renovate the Big Ten, dedicating it as the Community Revitalization Center™. In addition to the new home of A Pocket Full Of Hope®, the facility will be available to the community for job fairs, health fairs, sporting events, cultural festivals, meetings, and workshops. An adjacent Office Complex will contain office space, a conference room, a state of the art recording studio, a video production. studio, classrooms and a fitness room.
The project design includes a variety of seating, floor, and meeting options which will make the complex flexible and suitable for a wide range of uses. In addition to modest building rental fees from local organizational events, office space, private arts instruction, and audio recording/ video production. studio fees, the facility will once again host big name entertainers in addition to motivational speakers and guest lecturers. This will provide A Pocket Full Of Hope® with a renewable source of program income for many years to come.