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From Billboard:

Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross are among the first wave of Staples Center performers announced for the BET Experience at L.A. Live music festival (June 27-29). This marks the second year of the event, an alliance between BET Networks and AEG Live, the developer/operator of L.A. Live and Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The aforementioned Maxwell, Scott and Marsha Ambrosius will kick off the first night of Staples Center shows on June 27. Then A$AP Rocky, Ross, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina will hit the stage on June 28, along with a special hip-hop reunion to be announced. Blige will close out the concert offerings on June 29 with Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson and Tamar Braxton.

Single-day tickets and three-day packages, plus a limited number of gold and diamond VP packages for the entire weekend go on sale this Friday (March 14) here. As with last year’s launch, the 2014 BET Experience will also feature tapings of the channel’s signature show “106 & Park,” comedy shows, the BET Fan Fest, the Music Matters Stage spotlighting emerging acts, Grammy Museum exhibits, a food festival and lifestyle seminars.

Boasting A-list concerts headlined by Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, J. Cole, R. Kelly and more, last year’s festival drew more than 100,000 attendees.

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