This year, the people over at BET are turning the BET Awards into a weekend long celebration of music. The network will host The BET Experience, a three-day concert series, starting on June 28th and ending on June 30th, with performances by Beyoncé, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and The Jacksons.
Beyoncé will kick off the event with her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour when it visits the Staples Center on Friday, June 28th.
Later in the evening, Erykah Badu will play an intimate show across the street at Club Nokia, with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel and SchoolBoy Q performing at Staples on the 29th.
Sunday will serve as R&B day, with R. Kelly, The Jacksons and New Edition headlining the show on it’s final night. Earlier in the day, gospel superstar Kirk Franklin will hold Sunday service with a show at Club Nokia.
The show will serve as a preview for the BET Awards 2013, which is set to be held on July 1. This will serve as the show’s first year being held at the Nokia Theatre.
Tickets for the individual shows will go on sale starting February 11th or you can purchase a package for the whole weekend starting at $1,000.