J. Cole and Cedric the Entertainer join the all-star lineup of entertainment for the first-ever BET Experience!
LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 10, 2013) – Grammy® nominated artist J. Cole, the first hip-hop artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, announced today on BET’s “106 & PARK” that he will be joining an all-star lineup to perform at the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Cole, a producer and songwriter, will take the stage alongside the likes of Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg at STAPLES Center. Each artist will perform full sets. Also, Cedric the Entertainer, one of the reigning Kings of Comedy, will host a comedy show “Cedric the Entertainer & Friends” featuring some of today’s hottest comedians that same evening at Club Nokia.
Cole has enjoyed a string of hits from his underground mixtapes and collaborations with recording industry giants Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Trey Songz to his much anticipated debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story for which he was nominated in the Best New Artist/Best Rap Hip Hop Album categories by both the Grammys® and BET Awards. Cole will also perform songs from his new album Born Sinner.
Acclaimed actor, director and comedian, Cedric the Entertainer, has thrilled audiences the world over through his hilarious movie roles and stand up shows. He is best known for as being one of the four featured comedians in Spike Lee’s, “The Original Kings of Comedy” film.
Tickets for the Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Miguel and ScHoolboy Q show are on sale now at www.betexperience.com and www.axs.com/betexperience. Showtime is 7:00pm. Tickets for the Cedric the Entertainer & Friends show go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10am. For more information and a list of other activities and performances during the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE visit www.betexperience.com
About BET Experience at L.A. LIVE:
The BET Experience is an exciting weekend consisting of concerts from A-list talent at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, the BET Film Festival, Fan Festival, live tapings of 106th & Park, The BET GRAMMY® Museum exhibit, Music Matters Stage, BET Revealed Seminars and the BET Awards. For the first time ever, tickets to the BET Awards show are available to the public through VIP ticket packages. For more information and to purchase tickets to the events, visit www.BETExperience.com.
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.
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.
About AEG: 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 more than 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center, (Kansas City), Rose Garden Arena (Portland), Target Center (Minneapolis), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), O2 World Hamburg, Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), O2 World Arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England), which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities. Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE; Club Nokia; a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination; along with entertainment, restaurant and office space that officially opened in 2010.
AEG Live, the company’s live-entertainment division, is the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring company, and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG Global Partnerships, a division responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program with the announcement of 2020 environmental goals and the release of the industry’s first sustainability report. And in 2011, AEG introduced AXS Ticketing, the first phase of its new entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand, which also will feature a mobile service as well as a video content service now in development. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.