SNOOP DOGG, NICK CANNON, RAE SREMMURD AND DESIIGNER AMONG TALENT HEADED TO THE FREE FAN FEST DURING THE BET EXPERIENCE @ L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®
TY DOLLA $IGN, THE GAME, OMARION, WALE, FAT JOE, REMY MA, O.T. GENASIS AND MORE LEAD ALL-STAR LINEUP OF TALENT CONFIRMED FOR CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME PRESENTED BY SPRITE®, BETX MAIN STAGE SPONSORED BY JG WENTWORTH, BET MUSIC STAGE SPONSORED BY NISSAN AND COCA-COLA® MUSIC STUDIO
THE FREE BET EXPERIENCE FAN FEST TAKES PLACE AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE TAKES PLACE JUNE 23-26, 2015
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Today, BET NETWORKS and AEG announced a star studded lineup for the highly anticipated Celebrity Basketball Game presented by Sprite®, BETX Main Stage sponsored by JG Wentworth and the Coca-Cola Music Studio. The BET Experience Fan Fest is free for attendees and has fun activations and engaging activities for all ages at the Los Angeles Convention Center taking place on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Participants in Saturday’s hot ticket Celebrity Basketball Game Presented by Sprite® include Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Omarion, Wale, Ty Dolla $ign, The Game, Desiigner and “Black-ish” stars Miles Brown and Marsai Martin, alongside ESPN guest announcers Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. American actor and comedian Deon Cole will join Hill and Smith to judge the annual celebrity Slam Dunk contest, with the two stacked teams being led by comedian Mike Epps, Big Boy and J Cruz. Additional talent participating in the game include O.T. Genasis, Silento, Lecrae, Syd the Kyd (The Internet), Doug Christie, Guy Gupuy, Marcellus Wiley, Kenny Dobbs, Lil Durk, Rotimi, Erica Ash and Young Greatness. Tip off for the Celebrity Basketball Game presented by Sprite® takes place at 1:00 p.m. PST and will be streamed LIVE to fans at home on www.bet.com. Download the BETX '16 app and secure your seats for the 4th annual game today on iPhone and Android devices. Act quickly as the game is sure to sell out!
On Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, fans will be able to attend free concerts all afternoon and into the evening, with performances from heavy hitters and hot new artists including Desiigner, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, O.T. Genasis, Kevin Gates, Les Twins, Rae Sremmurd, Dreezy, Unlocking the Truth, Jay Watts, Tye Tribbett, Tasha Cobbs, Devon Franklin, Tim Bowman Jr. and AKA on the BETX Main Stage. New artists Bibi Bourelly, BJ the Chicago Kid and Ro James will be performing on the BETX Music stage sponsored by Nissan. In addition, up-and-coming artists Kodie Shane, Jacquees, Chloe x Halle, Jovanie, Detroit Che and Candice Boyd will be taking the stage at the Coca-Cola® Music Studio.
As previously announced, BET Networks will make its return to Los Angeles for the 4-day music, comedy and entertainment festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®, June 23 – 26, 2016. Teaming up with AEG, the world’s leading live entertainment company and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® will feature some of today’s hottest artists including Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, Usher, Bryson Tiller, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Metro Boomin, The Roots & Friends, Ty Dolla $ign, Kehlani and more. The four day event will showcase the best in music, comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the FREE fan festival, “106 & PARK” tapings, seminars and celebrity appearances.
VIP Packages for the BET Experience weekend are now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for the STAPLES Center shows, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. The 1,000+ VIP Packages sold out in 2015, so guests are encouraged to purchase now before the allotment is depleted. Full package amenities and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum and Gold VIP Packages can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.
General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® are now on sale. Single day STAPLES Center show tickets are priced as low as $49.50, while 3-day STAPLES Center concert ticket packages start at $148.50. Tickets will be available at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
Follow BET Experience on Twitter @betexperience for the latest and greatest and join the conversation by using #BETX. Feel free to also check us out online at http://www.betexperience.com.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: 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 African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®
BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 23 - 26, 2016 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day festival will be filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center; FREE BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Microsoft Theater.
AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation, owns, operates or consults 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), PlayStation Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Microsoft Theater and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" 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 the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along withAEG 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, a linear cable channel focusing on live entertainment and lifestyle programming available in nearly 40 million homes. AEG’s European headquarters are located in London. Global headquarters are in Los Angeles. For more information, visit: www.aegworldwide.com
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