BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES
THE “BET HIP HOP AWARDS: VOTE YOUR VOICE” TOUR
THE TOUR WILL VISIT OVER 20 CITIES TO PROMOTE
VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE COMMUNITY
In Advance of BET’s Highly Anticipated Hip Hop Awards Show, A BET-Branded Truck Hits The Road To Encourage Young People To Vote In Advance of Voter Registration Deadlines
WHO: BET Networks is kicking off a 20 plus city truck tour to encourage young people to register to vote. To create awareness and excitement around their voter engagement initiative, VOTE YOUR VOICE, BET is tying in the promotional tour with their upcoming BET HIP HOP AWARDS SHOW, airing on October 4th at 8pm ET The goal is to create an exciting, accessible and engaging way to make young African-American people aware of the voter registration deadlines in their cities and register to vote.
WHAT: The BET truck will hit over 20 cities, visiting Historically Black Colleges & Universities
(HBCU’s), malls, parks, concerts in each area.
People are invited to come inside of the18-foot step van set up as a mobile lounge and register to vote onsite at designated iPad stations(VOTE YOUR VOICE) or show proof of registration and receive free giveaways from t-shirts to hot vinyl product,while supplies last.
Yet to be named artists/talentare slated to pop-up at the BET Truck at various locations to meet and greet with fans.
WHERE: The 2016 BET HIP HOP AWARDS: VOTE YOUR VOICE Tour will kick off at BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta, GA September 16-17, 2016. Check out the@BETsocial media handle @HipHopAwards to see when the truck hits your town.
The Full BET VOTE YOUR VOICE TOUR is highlighted below:
9/16-9/17 Atlanta, GA
9/18 Birmingham, AL
9/19 Jackson, MS
9/20 Baton Rouge, LA
9/21 New Orleans, LA
9/22 Mobile, AL
9/23 Tallahassee, FL
9/24 Jacksonville, FL
9/25 Savannah, GA
9/25 Charleston, SC
9/27 *Washington, DC
9/28 Baltimore, MD
9/29 Wilmington, DE
9/29 Chester, PA
9/29 Philadelphia, PA
9/30 Newark, NJ
10/01 Brooklyn, NY
10/01 Queens, NY
10/02 New Haven, CT
10/02 Hartford, CT
10/03 Boston, MA
10/04 New York, NY
10/04 Harlem, NY
*9/27 is National Voter Registration Day
WHEN: See the truck on the road? Tweet, Instagram and post #VoiceYourVoteBET and #HipHopAwards to show your support.
Keep up with the BET truck locations by following @HipHopAwards across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Tune in to BET on October 4th at 8pm ET for the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards .
For more information on The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards:VOTE YOUR VOICE Tour, please visit: www.bet.com/vote.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: 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 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
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