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Soul Train Weekend 2016 to Take Over Mandalay Bay November 3 - 6

Back at Orleans Arena, Soul Train Awards 2016 to feature soulful performances, tributes and special appearances by some of entertainment’s biggest stars

New York (September 26, 2016) – Today, BET Networks revealed its first talent confirmed for Soul Train Weekend 2016. Kicking off Thursday, November 3, 2016 and taking over Mandalay Bay, the celebration will feature soulful experiences including performances by Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric 'The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. Additional names and events to be announced soon!
 
The four-day weekend of events will include intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties – all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
 
SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND SCHEDULE
 
THURSDAY, November 3rd
“Acoustically Speaking” Sponsored by Toyota
House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay @ 7:00PM
Featuring Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna
 
FRIDAY, November 4th
“Soul Train Music Festival”
Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM
Featuring Jill Scott, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Tish Hyman 
 
SATURDAY, November 5th
"Soul Train Day Party"
DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay from 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Featuring Bel Biv DeVoe, Kid Capri
 
“The Comedy Get Down”
Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM
Featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy
 
SUNDAY, November 6th
“Soul Train Awards”
Orleans Arena @ 6:00PM
 
Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages will be available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. All packages will give guests the opportunity to enjoy sizzling performances at the Soul Train Awards. Full VIP package amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.
 
Four Day and general tickets for all events throughout Soul Train Weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will be going on sale September 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (PST).
 
Mandalay Bay Events Center show tickets for the Soul Train Music Fest start at $49.50 and the Comedy Get Down concert start at $39.50.
 
Tickets for Acoustically Speaking Sponsored by Toyota will start at $35.00 and the Soul Train Day Party ticket pricing begins at $37.50.  All tickets will be available at Soultrainweekend.com. 
 
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B  sted  NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe. 
 
ABOUT AEG
AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation, owns, operates or consults with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), PlayStation Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China),  Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England).  Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Microsoft Theater and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination.  In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race.  Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships.  In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network, a linear cable channel focusing on live entertainment and lifestyle programming available in nearly 40 million homes. AEG’s European headquarters are located in London.  Global headquarters are in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit: www.aegworldwide.com

 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
BET Networks
Terrece Walker
212.205.3264
Terrece.Walker@bet.net
 
DKC Public Relations   
310.280.2013/310.341.2872
BET@dkcnews.com  

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