Fresh off her amazing performance at the Super Bowl, BET announced Monday that Beyoncé would be the headliner for the BET Experience at L.A. Live in June.
Beyonce’s performance is the first stop of the North American leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Comedian Mike Epps, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, Schoolboy Q, Kirk Franklin, R. Kelly, New Edition and The Jacksons (MJ on hologram?) will also perform between Staples Center and Club Nokia from June 28-30. The weekend concludes with 2013 BET Awards from the Nokia Theatre on June 30.
In addition, L.A. Live will be the home of the following:
“106 & PARK” Stage: “106 & PARK,” the number one music countdown show, 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.
Music Matters Stage: This free outdoor stage will showcase up-and-coming artists associated with the BET Music Matters initiative, which has introduced BET Awards show-stopping, GRAMMY® winning, chart-topping new talent to the world including Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, and Luke James.
BET GRAMMY® Museum Exhibit: A special curated exhibit of past BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Honorees will be staged at L.A. LIVE’s GRAMMY® Museum during the weekend.
BET Revealed Seminars: BET presents celebrity-filled seminars featuring real talk on money, culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and relationships at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE.
BET Experience Film Fest: BET’s first ever film fest will showcase a diversity of films – studio releases, narratives, documentaries and shorts. Curated with Urbanworld and taking place at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, this will be a “people’s film festival” with no cost to event attendees.
The Fan Fest: An interactive expo that invites guests to engage with their favorite BET shows, talent and their favorite brands through exhibits, demonstrations and giveaways. The Fan Fest includes a BET pavilion; a diverse food experience with soul food and other regional cuisines; Wolfgang Puck stations and a culinary stage; plus a community and exhibitor village.
After Parties: The hottest outdoor and late-night parties featuring great DJ’s, celebrity appearances and much more.
“This is the next step in our evolution of the BET Awards weekend. I am proud to say that what we have planned is the greatest celebration of music, entertainment, and culture and I’m thrilled to have Beyoncé kick off our festivities,” said Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks in a statement. “We are pleased to have the perfect partner in AEG to pull off our inaugural BET Experience.”
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