Enjoy the first official weekend of summer at the BET Experience

Today marks the beginning of summer and what better way to start the celebration than with the sounds of SZA, NE-YO and LL COOL J at the BET Experience at L.A. Live. This year’s BET Experience is the ultimate music, celebrity and lifestyle weekend with all-star performances at the STAPLES Center by music icons such as Rae Sremmurd, Ludacris and NAS.

If you’re like me and don’t have the summer funds to head to the concerts, Metro can help you out. TAP card holders can use our exclusive promo code to save 20% on all concert tickets at L.A. LIVE.

Plus, there’s still a stacked line-up of offerings at the 2-day FREE BET Fan Fest across the way at the Los Angeles Convention Center. You can watch some of your favorite celebrities go head-to-head on the b-ball and dodge ball court, check out the latest trends at the BETX House of Fashion & Beauty and stay woke with Genius Talks from creative and high profile talent.

And, if you’re coming to check out music while ballin’ on a budget, the Fan Fest has live music with rising stars at Acoustically Speaking and BET EX Main Stage concerts, which are both are free to attend.

Here’s a schedule of highlights from the Fan Fest that you wont want to miss:

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Celebrity Dodgeball Game | Friday, June 22 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Watch your favorite celebrities relive their middle-school gym days on the dodgeball court.






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Kicksperience | Friday, June 22 from 5 – 11 p.m. & Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Explore an interactive collection of sneakers, music, art and street wear. After all, who doesn’t love a nice pair of kicks?






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BETX House of Fashion & Beauty | Friday, June 22 from 5 – 11 p.m. & Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Receive the best tips and advice on fashion, hair, makeup, skin and beauty straight from the style experts themselves.






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Genius Talks | Saturday, June 23, Five Different Panels Between 1:15 – 6:45 p.m. Unwind with a fireside-style conversation with some of the best minds in the industry.






Even though the event is free, wristbands are required for entry, so be sure to register for the BET Fan Fest wristbands by downloading the BETX ’18 app or visit BETexperience.com. Avoid the long lines on opening day and schedule your time for will call pick-up today.

Concerts will take place at L.A. Live located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The Fan Fest will be at the L.A. Convention Center located at 1201 S Figueroa Street. Take the Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station for access to both, or ride over using Metro Bike Share — there’s a bike share dock right outside the Convention Center.

Hope to see you out there!

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