BET is turning the BET Awards into a three-day music extravaganza. The 2013 BET Experience includes performances from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, The Jacksons, and more.
Beyoncé kicks off the inaugural “BET Experience at L.A. Live” when “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” comes to the Staples Center on Friday, June 28. Later in the evening, Erykah Badu will play an intimate show across the street at Club Nokia.
The following day, Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, and SchoolBoy Q will bring some West Coast flavor to Staples, while The Roots throw a late-night jam session at Club Nokia.
A cast of R&B veterans will round out Sunday’s bill with R. Kelly, New Edition, and The Jacksons headlining a show at Staples. Earlier in the day, gospel superstar Kirk Franklin will hold Sunday service with a show at Club Nokia.
The festivities will commence with the BET Awards ’13 on July 1, which this year move from the Shrine Auditorium to the Nokia Theater.
Tickets for individual shows go on sale February 11 or you can purchase a package for the whole weekend starting at $1,000. The 2013 BET Experience will run from June 28-30