JOIN THE CAN'T-MISS BET FAN FEST

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Saiyr Dilan of the group Ceraadi performs onstage at the Coca-Cola Music Studio during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for BET)

JOIN THE CAN'T-MISS BET FAN FEST

LENA WAITHE, YARA SHAHIDI, MARSAI MARTIN, JEMELE HILL, RAPSODY, BJ THE CHICAGO KID, MICHAEL BLACKSON, DRAYA MICHELE, HAHA DAVIS AND MORE JOIN THE CANT-MISS BET FAN FEST FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

Published May 6th

LENA WAITHE, YARA SHAHIDI, MARSAI MARTIN, JEMELE HILL
RAPSODY,
 BJ THE CHICAGO KID, MICHAEL BLACKSON, 
DRAYA MICHELE, HAHA DAVIS AND MORE JOIN THE CANT-MISS BET FAN FEST FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

#BETX #BETFANFEST

Download the BET Experience App NOW at BETExperience.com/app to Register for Fan Fest!

To apply for media credentials visit https://betx19creds.pvitl.com/registration/bet_experience_media

New York, N.Y., May 6, 2019 – Today BET Networks announced the highly anticipated BET Fan Fest lineup as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® June 20 – 23, 2019. The annual festival will include the return of Genius Talks, BET Experience 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament, Celebrity Dodgeball Game, BET X House of Fashion & Beauty, Coca-Cola Music Studio, DJ Hed presents Kicksperience sponsored by Sprite®, Casting Call along with newly added activations, Roller-skating Party, Next Rap Star.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22

COCA-COLA MUSIC STUDIO

The BET Experience Coca-Cola Music Studio will debut some of today’s emerging acts including Elhae, Killumantii, TJ Porter, Ceraadi, Bobby Sessions, Earth Gang, Control the Sound, HappyBirthdayCalvin and other special guests.

BET X HOUSE OF FASHION & BEAUTY

Embracing an "unapologetically street" theme, the House of Fashion & Beauty @BETX 2019 will be the premier destination for celebrating hip-hop culture through the lenses of fashion, beauty, spirits, music and dance. Celebrity hairstylist and recording artist Cliff Vmir will kick things off as host of a model search and will select five lucky participants to walk the runway. House of Fashion & Beauty will also feature iconic and emerging designers such as Karl Kani, Milano Di Rouge and Sprayground as well as a captivating World of Dance performance, Barbershop Talks, a She Is panel, live podcast tapings by Jemele Hill and N.O.R.E., Mad Different Workouts executed by BET Digital and more. Attendees can also partake in barber cuts, braid extension sessions, nail and makeup appointments, product sampling and celebrity meet and greets. Among the stars scheduled to appear at the House of Fashion & Beauty are Boogie, Dana Chanel, DeVon Franklin, Doja Cat, Draya Michele, Eric Bellinger, Ghoss, Mikhala Jene, Orlando Baeza, Shavone Charles, Tink and many others.


GENIUS TALKS

The always inspirational Genius Talks returns with prominent personalities across various industries joining fans for uplifting conversation and gems of guidance based on their experiences. This year, Lena Waithe, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin join the series alongside moderator, Jemele Hill, to share their knowledge and keys to success with fans.  Past guests have included illustrious stars such as Snoop Dogg, Kobe Bryant, Ava DuVernay, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, DJ Khaled, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tip “T.I” Harris and Yvonne Orji.

CELEBRITY DODGEBALL GAME

The annual BET Experience Celebrity Dodgeball Game returns with four teams of celebrity challengers set to face off in the all-new Celebrity Dodgeball Game taking place on Friday, June 21. Christian Crosby and an exciting panel will provide the play-by-play commentary. Participants include Haha Davis, Michael Blackson, London On Da Track, Lil Tjay, OBN Jay, Polo G, YK Osiris and surprise guests.

DJ HED PRESENTS KICKSPERIENCE SPONSORED BY SPRITE®

The fresh, interactive sneaker event, Kicksperience is back! DJ Hed Presents Kicksperince sponsored by Sprite® will highlight the sneaker culture phenomenon, bringing together generations of culture defining sneakers, streetwear brands, art, and music to the robust BET Fan Fest lineup. The electrifying pop-up will incorporate artists and tastemakers authentic to sneaker culture, culminating in the ultimate sneaker experience. The activation will also host a sneaker customization space with renowned artist, Chad Cantcolor, and brands ranging from Puma to Sprayground as well as a live taping of BET Digital’s Colorways & Toeboxes, and opportunities to purchase shoes on site. Selected by LA’s own DJ Hed, performers include Rapsody, 1TakeJay, AzChike, Azjah, GPerico, John Hart, Morgan Westbrooks, Reason, Sneakk (SOB X RBE), Villain Park, Yhung T.O., Shoreline Mafia, CupcakKe, Kamaiyah, and more!”

GAMING TOURNAMENT

A dedicated gaming lounge within the BET Experience will give gamers an opportunity to play with celebrities and professional gamers for a chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes. Fans will compete against influencers in a variety of games, from NBA2k to Fortnite. Influencers include iPodKing Carter, The Lopes Brothers, Cheeseaholic, iDropzBodies, Bunnny MightgameU, Sunzi, BlackKrystel and more.

BET EXPERIENCE FOOD COURT *DUBSMASH MEETUP

A meet and greet experience featuring The WickerTwinz, Essence and some of today’s up-and-coming Hip-Hop acts. Come hang and hit a challenge with some of your favorite dancers.

MCDONALD'S STAGE PERFORMANCE

BJ The Chicago Kid to perform with other special guests.

NEXT RAP STAR

“Next Rap Star” is a once-in-a-lifetime competition created to show off your skills.

CASTING CALL

BET is on the hunt for fresh new faces to put on the air. Come show off your acting chops in front of an esteemed panel of casting directors and BET executives who may select an actor to win the chance to potentially join the cast of a BET movie, TV series or commercial.

3-ON-3 CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Four star-studded teams will go head-to-head for bragging rights and charity donations at the 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament. Download the BETX ’19 App to purchase your tickets for the Celebrity Basketball Tournament.

BET HER AWARDS

This empowering night honors the innovation and success of women of color who have unapologetically broken barriers in the entertainment, arts and technology industries. Additionally, The BET HER Awards will include a special spotlight on two deserving nonprofit organizations dedicated to uplifting and empowering women of color.

BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®

BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, once again brings the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX) to downtown LA, June 20 - 23, 2019, presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day event features concerts 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 and greets; and other special, interactive events. The weekend will be capped off with the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater.

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 BET Fan Fest. Beginning May 6, attendees will be able to register for the BET Fan Fest wristbands by downloading the BETX ’19 app or going towww.betexperience.com. The BET Fan Fest wristband grants attendees access to some of the hottest events happening during the BET Experience weekend; including the House of Fashion & Beauty, Coke Stage, DJ Hed presents Kicksperience sponsored by Sprite, and year three of the BET Casting Call.  Additionally, tickets to the BETX Celebrity Basketball game will be available for purchase starting today.

VIP Packages for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE are on sale NOW. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows, four 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 Packages can be found by visiting https://www.betexperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.

General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® are available NOW at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.

ABOUT THE BET EXPERIENCE APP:

The BET Experience App is your interactive personal guide that takes you inside every installation, performance, and celebrity pop-up during BET Awards Weekend. Custom alerts let you stay up to date on all BET FanFest show schedules in real-time, celebrity meet & greets and other surprises throughout the ultimate four-day event. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play and download the BET Experience app today!Available on iOS & Android.  Download it at BETExperience.com/app.

Follow the BET Experience on Twitter @betexperience for the latest and greatest and join the hottest conversation by using #BETEXPERIENCE. Feel free to also check us out online at http://www.betexperience.com.

To pitch your client for BET Experience-specific opportunities please email betxtalent@bet.net .

To apply for media credentials visit https://betx19creds.pvitl.com/registration/bet_experience_media

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA)(NASDAQ: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, France and South Korea. 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, 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.

Written by BET Staff

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