In the weeks before the three-day festival takes over L.A. Live from June 27 to 29, the network will sponsor a free weekly concert series.
The weekly series launches May 31 and concludes June 21, a week before the BET Experience at L.A. Live.
The shows will be held in the promenade of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and begin at 3 p.m.
This year's BET Experience will again include concerts, wellness seminars, celebrity panels, exhibits, the network's popular video countdown show "106 & Park" and a free fan expo at multiple venues at L.A. Live. It's anchored by BET's annual award show.
OutKast will headline the following night's hip-hop-focused bill with Rick Ross, ASAP Rocky, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla Sign and August Alsina. DJ Khaled will host.
Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and
The festival will also feature multiple stages offering free shows during its Fan Fest expo. Faith Evans, Warren G, Alice Smith, Mack Wilds, Tank, Lacrae, Rico Love, Elle Varner, Daley and Liv Warfield are among the acts scheduled to perform.
Single-day tickets to the concerts are $59.50 to $149.50, and buyers can bundle the Staples Center shows for $199 to $399. VIP packages, priced between $1,095 and $4,395, include access to the awards show and the Staples Center series.
The fan fest is free and open to the public, with no registration required.