Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, the Roots added to BET Experience lineup

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is among the artists who will be performing during the BET Experience in June.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Kendrick Lamar, Bell Biv DeVoe, Doug E. Fresh, Miguel and the Roots are among those who have been added to the performance bill at the 2015 BET Experience.

Earlier this month BET announced that the third year of the festival, built around the network’s annual awards show, would expand to four dates when it sets up at L.A. Live in June. Comedian Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube were the first revealed acts.

Lamar, along with his labelmates Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, join the rap-focused night toplined by venerable West Coast emcees Snoop and Cube.

R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe and hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh will launch the first night of late-night shows at Club Nokia. The shows typically get underway after acts have wrapped at the nearby Staples Center. 


Bell Biv DeVoe will follow Hart’s stand-up gig, R&B sensation Miguel will follow Minaj, and the Roots will return for another guest-filled jam session after the rap showcase.

Set for June 25-28, the BET Experience packs concerts, wellness seminars, celebrity panels, exhibits and a free fan expo over multiple venues at L.A. Live. Last year’s festival featured Outkast, Maxwell and Jill Scott, Rick Ross, Future, the Roots, Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz.

Tickets are currently on sale. Single-day Staples Center show tickets start at $59.50, with three-day packages starting at $169.50. Club Nokia ticket prices vary by artist.

VIP packages, which include a ticket to the award show, range from $1,095 to $4,395. More information can be found on the festival’s site.


June 25

Staples Center -- 8 p.m.: Kevin Hart

Club Nokia -- 11 p.m.: Bell Biv DeVoe and Doug E. Fresh

June 26

Staples Center -- 7 p.m.: Nicki Minaj

Club Nokia -- 11 p.m.: Miguel

June 27

Staples Center -- 7 p.m.: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube and Snoop with Jay Rock and Ab-Soul


Club Nokia -- 11 p.m.: The Roots and Friends

L.A. Convention Center: Free Fan Fest

June 28

L.A. Convention Center: Free Fan Fest

“Bet Awards,” live from the Nokia Theatre

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