BET Networks And AEG Announce Dates for 2017 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE



BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the 2017 dates for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE as June 22-25, 2017. The four-year old festival drew its highest attendance last year with 165,000 guests, a 10% increase from 2015.



BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., 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:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music NetworksBET 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.

Deposits for VIP ticket packages are now being accepted for BET Experience 2017. These packages are available for guests who don’t want to miss out on the three-day festival filled with music, comedy and concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center. Plus, they get to see “106 & PARK” and attend the FREE BET Experience Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center that features seminars, a celebrity basketball game, celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the BET Awards on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Microsoft Theater.


2017 BET Experience VIP Packages on sale now (PRNewsFoto/AEG)

The 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE sold-out of more than 1,000 VIP Packages. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the BET Experience weekend, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live. In anticipation of another stellar lineup announcement for the 2017 BET Experience weekend, guests interested in VIP Packages for 2017 can place a deposit to secure their spots early and guarantee priority seating at all STAPLES Center shows and the BET Awards starting now for past VIP ticket buyers and on September 15 for new VIP ticket buyers. Non-refundable deposits are available for the following BET Experience VIP Packages:

  • Diamond ($500 deposit)
  • Platinum ($200 deposit) and
  • Gold ($100 deposit).

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which with its affiliates owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent venues around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arena; AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the world dedicated to producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Sports, the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships; and AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues and sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at

Full 2017 VIP Package details and pricing will be released in the coming months, but to reference elements of the 2016 Packages, please visit Deposits may be placed for 2017 BETX VIP Packages by visiting or by calling (877) 234-8425.

The Art Of Craft: Cole Haan Launches The Made In Maine USA Collection

Elegantly Designed & Engineered to Last a Lifetime


Cole Haan’s Made In Maine USA Men’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer In Burgundy and Women’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer in Black

Cole Haan is proud to launch Made in Maine, USA – a limited-edition collection blending quality American craftsmanship with timeless designs.


Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Men’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer in Burgundy


Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Women’s Pinch USA Loafers in Brown, Black and Burgundy


Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Men’s Cap Toe Oxford, Split Toe Oxford, Wingtip Oxford in Brown and Black

Creating a shoe that will last a lifetime is an exceedingly personal, painstakingly accurate process from start to finish and is the very definition of American craftsmanship. This quality has allowed Cole Haan to build a legacy that lives on today,” explains David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

The Made in Maine, USA Collection includes:

  • Men’s Maine Cap Toe in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Long Wing in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Short Wing in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Split Toe in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Pinch USA Penny in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325
  • Women’s Pinch USA in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325

    Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA


    Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA

Hand-forged by artisans in Lewiston, ME, the Made in Maine, USA collection represents a homecoming for Cole Haan, paying homage to the brand’s roots. One shoe alone requires the expertise of no less than five different artisans, each with their own unique skill sets. An individual pair of shoes can take as long as 30 hours to produce, ending with overnight drying to ensure shape and structure. The craftsman’s touch is maintained throughout the process, from authentically rubbing dyes directly into the grain of the leather, to the expert, traditional stitching. Continue reading