BET Awards Experience

BET Awards Experience

BET AWARDS/ BET Experience

What: BET AWARDS/ BET Experience

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Sunday, June 30, 2013
12:00 p.m. – Midnight

Where: Nokia Plaza and the surrounding area of Staples

Why: To provide general information and identify Media Staging Area.


On Sunday, June 30, 2013, the LA Live entertainment venue will host the BET Awards 2013 in the Nokia Theater. This year has been expanded and will include a Fan Fest, concerts, and movie screenings beginning on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The event will be a total of four days, Thursday, June 27, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013.

The surrounding sites (Staples Center, Club Nokia, Grammy Museum, Marriott Conference center, Regal Cinemas, Conga Room) will hold events throughout each day. The Fan Fest is free and open to the public. All other events require reservations and/or an admission fee. For additional media information contact BET’s media credentials team.

These events will attract large crowds and contribute to traffic delays throughout the day. We encourage participants to use public transportation. Metro rail conveniently stops across from the Fan Fest and within walking distance of all the venues. Please visit and for times and locations.

EVENT TIMELINE: (note these times and events are subject to change)

Thursday, June 27, 2013 (11 pm -1:30 am): Kick off Concert (Club Nokia)

Friday, June 28, 2013 (12 pm – 7 pm): Fan Fest
(6 pm – 1:30 am): Staples/ Nokia

Saturday, June 29, 2013 (10 am – 6 pm): Fan Fest
(6 pm – 11 pm): Staples/ Nokia

Sunday, June 30, 2013 (10 am – 1 pm): Fan Fest
(3 pm – 8 pm): Nokia Theater (BET Awards and red carpet)


The Fan Fest venue is open to the public and media will have access to all those open locations. BET representatives have been working with local and national media to accommodate parking. Paying media have a dedicated private parking lot at, Joe Auto Parking, 831 Francisco Street, as an option. Media may park at any other private/public parking lots at their own expense.

The BET Awards is a private event. BET media representatives have contacted media and have set up a credential process for the BET awards red carpet event. Only those outlets that have been screened and approved by BET will be allowed on the red carpet staging area. Media outlets without appropriate credentials will be directed to the on scene BET media representative to resolve any issues. A Los Angeles Police Department PIO will be at scene and assist with any media issues outside of this event.

Absolutely no parking of media vehicles will be allowed on Figueroa Street or its paralleled sidewalks.

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