BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA® TAKES PLACE JUNE
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the highly anticipated free BET Fan
Fest lineup as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by
Coca-Cola® June 21 - 24, 2018. The annual festival will include the
return of Genius Talks, Acoustically Speaking, BETX Celebrity Basketball
Game, BETX Main Stage, Coca-Cola® Music Studio, BETX House of Fashion
and Beauty, BETX Live and the Kicksperience, along with a newly added
activation, Celebrity Dodgeball.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 23
BETX MAIN STAGE
Performers include Leikeli47, Tee Grizzley, Duckwrth, Jessie Reyez,
YBN Nahmir, Molly Brazy, Lil Skies, Lil Baby, Derez Deshon, Bryant
Myers, A. CHAL, M. Merebaand other special guests.
COCA-COLA® MUSIC STUDIO
The Coca-Cola Music Studio will debut some of today's newly discovered
R&B and hip-hop acts including DaniLeigh, DJ Mal-Ski, Lauren
Sanderson, Trinidad Cardona, Domani Harris, LouGotCash and
Peso Da Mafia.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Acoustically Speaking sponsored by M&M features special musical guests
who share their insight on the scope of the music industry from their
unique perspectives. Exclusive performances cap the candid
conversations. Jussie Smollett, Lecrae and Gallant will
each grace the stage for intimate Acoustically Speaking performances,
hosted by Big Tigger.
BETX CELEBRITY DODGEBALL GAME
This year, four teams of celebrity challengers will face off in the
all-new Celebrity Dodgeball Game taking place on Friday, June 22 at 8:30
p.m. PST. Christian Crosby and Gia Peppers provide the
play-by-play commentary alongside DJ Brittany Sky. Participants
include members of the "Love and Hip Hop" casts: Ray J., Safaree,
Stevie J., Yung Joc, K. Michelle, Nikki Mudarris, Rasheeda, Momma Dee,
Karlie Redd; Nick Cannon and surprise guests from "Wild N
Out" as well as the hit boy band, PRETTYMUCH.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
The always inspirational Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T returns with
prominent personalities across various industries joining fans for
uplifting conversation and gems of guidance based on their experiences.
Past guests have included illustrious stars such as Snoop Dogg, DJ
Khaled, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Kobe Bryant, Tracee Ellis Ross and Ava
DuVernay. This year, Yara Shahidi, Tip "T.I" Harris and Yvonne
Orji join the series alongside moderator, Jemele Hill, to
share their knowledge and keys to success with fans. All Genius Talks
will be streamed live at BETExperience.com/live.
BETX CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME
Two star-studded teams will go head-to-head for bragging rights at the
BETX Celebrity Basketball Game sponsored by Sprite®. This year's
celebrity line-up will include Nick Cannon, Caleb McLaughlin, Miles
Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Tank, Rapsody, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Rel, Trevor
Jackson, Casanova, Lecrae, Rotimi, Lil Dicky, Kap G, Erica Ash,
Christian Keyes, Travis Greeneand Bambi. Additionally,
members of the Compton Sounders Drummers, Syncopated Ladies and World
of Dance will join the lineup. NBA veteran, Doug
Christie; professional dunker, Chris Staples and streetball
star, Larry "Bone Collector" Williams round off the all-star
teams. Fat Joeand Big Boy join this year's matchup as
team coaches, alongside guest commentators Jemele Hill, Big Tigger,
Gia Peppersand Christian Crosby. The BETX Celebrity
Basketball teams tip off at 12:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, June 23, 2018
and will be streamed live at BETExperience.com/live.
Tickets for the Celebrity Basketball Game sponsored by Sprite® are now
available for purchase at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
As previously announced, BET Networks will make its return to Los
Angeles for the four-day music and entertainment festival, the BET
Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®, June 21 - 24, 2018.
Teaming up with AEG, one of the world's leading entertainment companies
and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and the STAPLES Center, the
star-studded concert series will span across three nights, capped by the
2018 BET Awards on June 24. The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by
Coca-Cola® will feature some of today's hottest artists including Chris
Brown, SZA, Rae Sremmurd, Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, LL Cool J
ft. DJ Z-Trip, Nas, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Kamaiyah, Ella Maiand Wondagurl.
HOW TO ATTEND:
The BET Fan Fest wristbands return to the fan experience this year. All
attendees will be required to wear their wristband upon arrival in order
to enter the free BET Fan Fest. Beginning May 1, attendees will be able
to register for the BET Fan Fest wristbands by downloading the BETX '18
app or going to www.betexperience.com.
The BET Fan Fest wristband grants attendees access to some of the
hottest events happening during the BET Experience weekend; including
the BETX Main Stage music performances, Acoustically Speaking sponsored
by M&M, Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T, Celebrity Dodgeball Game, BETX
Live Shows, BETX House of Fashion & Beauty, Coca-Cola® Music Studio,
Kicksperience and year two of the BET Casting Call. Additionally,
tickets to the BETX Celebrity Basketball game will be available for
purchase starting today.
VIP Packages for the 6th year of the BET Experience weekend
are better than ever and now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities
throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows,
all levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to
purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live
from Microsoft Theater. Full package amenities and pricing for the
Diamond, Platinum, Gold Plus 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 on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
Download the BETX '18 App powered by AT&T, your personal pocket guide to
all things #BETX. Get real-time event updates, complete schedules, BET
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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 is in nearly 85
million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the
Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the
dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of
business extensions including BET.com,
a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture,
and news; BET HER (formerly 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
Networks around the globe.
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY
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 21 - 24, 2018 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day
festival will be filled with music concerts taking place at The Novo by
Microsoft and STAPLES Center; the BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles
Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games,
celebrity meet & greets; and other special interactive events. The
weekend will be capped off with the "BET Awards" on Sunday, June 24,
2018 at Microsoft Theater.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world's leading
sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents,
AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities,
which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120
preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers
around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the
Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to
all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing
and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special
events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which
develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment
districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the
world's largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting
events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees
worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights,
premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide
network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its
integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million
guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.
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