As a thank you to fans -- while building anticipation for its 2018 Experience festival -- BET Networks is announcing a new concert event, BETX on the Road: DMV. Wale will headline the first show in the concert series, taking place in Washington, D.C. at the Fillmore Silver Spring on July 26 at 8 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Ari Lennox will join D.C. native Wale as a special guest. Signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, Lennox -- also from Washington, D.C. -- is among the opening acts on Cole’s current 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour.
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of the concert series that’s being launched as part BET Live’s growth strategy. The network anticipates producing more shows on the road in each headlining artist’s hometown as a lead-up to its annual festival in Los Angeles, The BET Experience 2018.
"We are excited to launch the first BETX on the Road event this summer where it all began for BET -- Washington, D.C.,” says Donna Blackman, BET Networks’ senior VP, business operations. “It's our way of thanking our loyal audience and getting them excited for all the great things to come at the BET Experience in 2018.”
Good2Go Auto Insurance is the concert’s official sponsor. Tickets for BETX on the Road: DMV Presented by Nissan are available for purchase at Betexperience.com/ontheroad.