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Lena Waithe, Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, Jemele Hill, Rapsody, BJ The Chicago Kid, Michael Blackson, Draya Michele, Haha Davis and More Join the Can't-Miss BET Fan Fest Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center



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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 a newly added activations,
Roller-skating Party, Next Rap Star.

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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, Happy Birthday Calvin
other special guests.


BET X House of Fashion & Beauty will be a destination that celebrates
and highlights the best of urban hip hop culture through the lens of
fashion, beauty, music and dance. Embracing the diversity of hip hop and
the nuance manifestations of the international cultural experience,
House of Fashion & Beauty will feature the authentic stories of the
"streets" through a global perspective with music, fashion and beauty
being at the center. Participating talent include Eric Bellinger,
Tink, Leikeli47,
Meghan the Stallion aka Young Tina Snow,
Unbothered, Boogie, Doja Cat, NORE, Devon Franklin, Dana Chanel, Draya
Michele, Van Lathan, Orlando Baeza, Shavone Charles, Stephanie Ike,
Milano De Rouge, MIkhala Jene', Teamarrr, and many more special
House of Fashion & Beauty will also feature an
exclusive Karl Kani 30 – A Journey through the history of Karl Kani and
Sprayground Fashion Shows, a dance performance by World of Dance,
Barbershop Talks, Digital's Mad Different Workouts
and more. This
activation will host the ultimate in fashion and beauty experiences
including barber, hair styling, nail and make-up appointments, fashion
shows, product sampling, and celebrity meet & greets, panel discussions,
live art installations, live podcasts and so much more!


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


The annual BET Experience Celebrity Dodgeball Game returns, four teams
of celebrity challengers will face off in the all-new Celebrity
Dodgeball Game taking place on Friday, June 21. Christian Crosby and more
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.


The fresh interactive sneaker event, Kicksperience is back! DJ Hed
Presents Kicksperience 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
line-up. The electrifying pop-up will incorporate artists and
tastemakers, authentic to sneaker culture, for the ultimate sneaker
experience. The activation will host a sneaker customization space with
renowned Artist, Chad Cantcolor, brands ranging from Puma to
Sprayground, 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 Westbrook, Reason, Sneakk (SOB X RBE),
Villain Park, Yhung T.O., Shoreline Mafia, Cupakke, Kamaiyah,


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


A meet & greet experience featuring The WickerTwinz,
& some of today's up & coming hip-hop acts. Come hang
and hit a challenge with some of your favorite dancers.


BJ The Chicago Kid to perform with other special guests.


Do you have what it takes to be the next Cardi B, YG, or Drake? BET
Experience is looking for the "Next Rap Star" in an once-in-a-lifetime
competition to showing off your skills and charisma for a distribution
deal with Island Records and the chance to perform at the 2020 BET


BET is on the search for fresh new faces to hit the airwaves. Come show
off your acting chops in front of an esteemed panel of casting directors
and BET Executives who will select an actor to win the opportunity to
potentially join the cast of a BET Movie, TV Series or commercial.


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


The empowering night honors the innovation and marked successes of women
of color across various industries 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 uplift and empower women
of color.


BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, once again brings the BET
EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 20 - 23, 2019 presented by
Coca-Cola®. This four-day event 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 23, 2019 at Microsoft Theater.


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 6, attendees will be able
to register for the BET Fan Fest wristbands by downloading the BETX '19
app or going to
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
or by calling (877) 234-8425.

General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by
Coca-Cola® are available NOW at


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

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

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About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA)(NASDAQ:VIA), 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, 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.

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