T-PAIN, LALAH HATHAWAY, TONY CORNELIUS AND OMAROSA MANIGAULT ADDED TO SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND 2016 LINEUP

11/02/16

‘SOUL LUNCH & GREENS: A CHARITY GOLF EXPERIENCE’ SPONSORED BY BLACK PEOPLE MEET AND ‘CENTRIC CERTIFIED CONVERSATION’ SPONSORED BY ARMY JUST ANNOUNCED

TALENT JOINS PERFORMERS JILL SCOTT, TYRESE, MONICA, ANTHONY HAMILTON, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, BELL BIV DEVOE, CEDRIC ‘THE ENTERTAINER,’ D.L. HUGHLEY, GEORGE LOPEZ, EDDIE GRIFFIN,

CHARLIE MURPHY AND MORE AT 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

#SoulTrainWeekend

New York (October XX, 2016) – Today, BET Networks announced that T-Pain, Lalah Hathaway, Omarosa Manigault and Tony Cornelius, eldest son of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius, have been added to the star-studded line-up for Soul Train Weekend 2016.  Kicking off Thursday, November 3, 2016 and taking over Mandalay Bay, these exciting new names join the previously announced roster of performances from Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman and Kid Capri. The cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down including Cedric 'The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy are also set to take the stage for a special night of comedy.

Two events have also been added to the Soul Train Weekend schedule, including the ‘Soul Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience’ Sponsored by Black People Meet and the ‘Centric Certified Conversation’ Sponsored by Army, hosted by Tony Cornelius. 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 Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience” Sponsored by Black People Meet

Top Golf at MGM Grand @ 1:00pm

Featuring Omarosa Manigault, Bell Biv Devoe, ESPN’s Jay Harris, Seema Sadekar, Eddie Levert, Chef Hunda, Jimmy Jackson, J’Leon Love, Cheryl Song, Shanice, Flex Alexander, Paul Taylor and Tony Cornelius

“Soul Train Music Festival”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Jill Scott, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Tish Hyman

“#PartyWithSoul - Soul Train Weekend After Party”

LIGHT at Mandalay Bay @ 10pm

Featuring T-Pain (DJ)

SATURDAY, November 5th

"Soul Train Day Party"

DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay from 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Kid Capri

“Centric Certified Conversation” Sponsored by Army

Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay Casino @ 6pm

Featuring Lalah Hathaway, Tony Cornelius

“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


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