BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Announces BETX Fan Fest Detailsby laliveinsider on Thu., May 08 at 10:17 AM
FAITH EVANS, WARREN G., ALICE SMITH, MACK WILDS, TANK, ERIC BENET, LACRAE, RICO LOVE, JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, DALEY AND MORE ARE CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THE FREE BET EXPERIENCE FAN FEST
ACTOR / COMEDIAN ANTHONY ANDERSON TO HOST FIRST EVER BET EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CHOIR SHOWCASE
#BETInstaStar CONTEST PRESENTED BY COCA-COLAÒ
CONCERT TICKETS FOR NIGHTLY STAPLES CENTER AND CLUB NOKIA SHOWS STARTING AT $29.50; VIP PACKAGES INCLUDE TICKETS TO THE 2014 BET AWARDS
AVAILABLE AT BET.COM/BETX
#BETX / #BETAWARDS
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 8, 2014 – BET Networks in partnership with AEG continue to add once-in-a-lifetime experiences to their highly anticipated BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ June 27 – 29, 2014 with the BET Experience Fan Fest, America’s largest FREE fan festival celebrating music, entertainment and culture. This one-of-a-kind event will offer fans three days of exclusive access to some of the hottest events and performances by some of today’s top charting artists. OutKast, Maxwell, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, K.Michelle, Marsha Ambrosus, August Alsina, Candice Glover and Ty Dolla $ign are all performing concerts at STAPLES Center, throughout the weekend.
In addition to the concerts and the “BET Awards,” the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ will feature a FREE BET Experience Fan Fest, an interactive free expo being held in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from 12 pm to 9pm on Saturday June 28th & Sunday June 29th. Attendees will be able to engage in a number FREE activities across the L.A. LIVE campus and the LACC including:
- “106 & PARK” Live: BET’s “106 & PARK” brings the livest audience to their exclusive stage in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE throughout the weekend with free musical performances, new talent showcases and celebrity appearances.Friday, June 27, 3 – 5 pm – presented by TargetSaturday, June 28, 3 – 5 pm – presented by Coca-ColaÒ
- BET and Centric Pavilion: Sneak peek of upcoming network programming, free giveaways, and the chance to get up close and personal with the stars of BET & Centric shows.Saturday and Sunday, June 28 – 29, 12 – 9 pm
- Acoustically Speaking: A special showcase highlighting the artistry of talented singer/songwriters who have a knack for demonstrating their unique abilities in an intimate performance setting. After their performance each artist will share their personal musical journeys with the audience.Saturday, June 28, 1 – 6:30 pmTheatre, LACC: Hosted by Big Tigger; Artists confirmed to date include Stacy Barthe, Faith Evans, Alice Smith and Tank with more to be added.
- Music Matters presented by Nissan: Showcases of emerging artists who are a part of the BET Music Matters initiative include:Saturday, June 28, 3 – 4:30 pm
BETX Main Stage, South Hall, LACC: Eric Bellinger, Rico Love and Mack Wilds and more
Sunday, June 29, 1 – 3:00 pm
BETX Main Stage, South Hall, LACC: Jonathan McReynolds, Roman GianArthur, Tiara Thomas, Lacrae and Elle Varner
- Centric Certified: Experience the Centric brand, from old school to new school, living legends to modern classics. Musical guests include:
Saturday, June 28, 4:30 – 6 pm
BETX Main Stage, South Hall, LACC: Warren G., Sebastian Mikael and Daley
Sunday, June 29, 12 – 1 pm
BETX Main Stage, South Hall, LACC: Eric Benet & Calvin Richardson and Liv Warfield
- Gospel Choir Showcase hosted by Anthony Anderson: Prominent Los Angeles area churches will be featured in an uplifting showcase featuring five top choirs.
Saturday, June 28, 7 pm
BETX Main Stage, South Hall, LACC: West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Faithful Central Bible Church, City of Refuge Church, Greater Zion Church and Antioch Church of Long Beach will be the choirs participating in this year’s showcase.
#BETInstaStar Contest presented by Coca-ColaÒ launched May 5, 2014.
This year, the Ultimate Fan Contest has been revamped and replaced with the #BETInstaStar Contest presented by Coca-ColaÒ. Fans will be able to post 15 second videos of themselves to Instagram with the hashtag #BETInstaStar for their chance to win:
A trip to NYC to compete for the Grand Prize LIVE on “106 & PARK” as a semi-finalist on June 16, 2014
$2,500 cash prize
Video-enabled device to capture their experience
An all-expense paid trip for 2 to the “BET Awards” in Los Angeles to co-present the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award on stage and serve as a #BETInstaStar Correspondent, interviewing celebrities throughout the weekend, with content posted on BET.com. The entry phase for #BETInstaStar ends May 19th.
Single day tickets and 3-day package for STAPLES Center and Club Nokia concerts are all on-sale now. Single day STAPLES Center tickets are priced starting at $59.50, $99.50 and $149.50. The 3-day STAPLES Center Concert ticket packages are $199, $299 and $399. Tickets for the Club Nokia shows are on-sale now with prices ranging from $25 to $79.50. Tickets can be purchased at www.betexperience.com or at www.AXS.com
To have exclusive access to the best seats and roll like a true VIP throughout the weekend, a limited number of VIP Packages are available. Both the Gold and Diamond VIP Packages include the only public access to purchasing “BET Awards” tickets. Get the best of everything with the Diamond Package that includes hospitality throughout the weekend, a special “BET Awards” red carpet experience and much more! Visit betexperience.com/VIP for more information.
All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ can be found at BETExperience.com. Guests can purchase tickets and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE
BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/ operator of L.A. LIVE have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 27 - 29, 2014. This three-day festival will be filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center; “106 & PARK” tapings in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center, seminars, celebrity basketball games, seminars and various celebrity meet & greets, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits and other special appearances. With the weekend being capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
ABOUT “BET AWARDS”
The BET AWARDS is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The BET AWARDS franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Center and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia, the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theater, 19 restaurants the GRAMMY Museum and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" hotel/destination. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com
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