The 6th annual MIX brings together 16 bartenders to compete in a larger than life cocktail battle. Over 500 patrons and ticketholders taste creations throughout the evening before voting for their favorite. Likewise beverage industry connoisseurs - such as 2016 special guest Paul Clarke (Imbibe Magazine) and 2015 guest judge Robert Simonson (The New York Times) - evaluate each libation to name a critics choice winner.
MIX began in 2012 on a rooftop in Downtown Tulsa by Philbrook Young Masters Society Members Holly & Jack Allen and Shea & Bruce Roach and continues as one of the hottest mixology contests in the region. In 2013, the event moved to the historic Cain's Ballroom. MIX 2016, under the leadership of Co-Chairs Sarah and Craig Buchan, served a sellout crowd of 600 and raised over $140,000 to benefit Philbrook educational programming and Museum operations.
In 2016 Ryan Stack of Prairie Brewpub took home the Judges' Choice award. Chris Armstrong of Arnie's Bar earned the People's Choice award.
MIX raises critical funds for Philbrook educational programming and Museum operations. To date MIX has brought over $400,000 to Philbrook, while introducing dozens of couples to the Philbrook Young Masters Society, an active group of Members under the age of 40 interested in promoting arts and culture through Philbrook. Become a Patron today to support Philbrook and party at MIX 2017!