The BET Awards is the ultimate celebration of African Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields. The show has been running for over a decade with only minor tweaks to its format such as adding more awards or changing how they’re presented each year, but all these changes give viewers something new.
The ceremony was created by Black Entertainment Television (BET) network with a focus on celebrating those who work hard but are also underrepresented, such as Hispanics/Latinos or Native Americans within these fields of entertainment.
The BET Awards are broadcasted live on the network and are watched by millions every year.
How much do BET awards tickets cost?
The BET Awards’ unique blend of music, celebrity, and politics has made them a must-watch event. The average ticket price depends on where you want your seat. For instance, for an orchestra-level seat, you would pay around $1,700, while the price for a third balcony seat is about $350. Expect to pay anywhere between $350 and $2,200 in total cost when purchasing them. There are many factors that affect how much a ticket costs but timing is one of the biggest ones. The earlier in advance you are buying your seats, the more likely for them to be cheaper. Also, the demand and the place we purchase them from affects the price.
The gold package is $1,200, and the Diamond one costs about four times as much, which means about $5,000. To get a better idea of what these packages offer, you can check out the corresponding prices on the BET website. Gold package has some less expensive options but still includes most amenities. In contrast, the Diamond package offers an extensive list that may be more appealing for those looking to spoil themselves with luxury services.
It is also a good idea to check SeatGeek.com a few weeks before your event. You might be able to find the best deal on a third-party website.
What are the extra costs?
After a show, you can head to the BET after-party for an evening of dancing and drinking with celebrities. The ticket price starts at $1,800, but it’s not required if that doesn’t sound like your thing.
Important things to consider
The BET Awards have been presented annually by Black Entertainment Television since 2001. At this gala, African-Americans or other minorities who have made significant contributions in the previous year in music, acting, sports, and other fields of activity are awarded.
The process of nomination for BET awards is quite lengthy and complicated, but it’s all worth it in the end. For starters, there is a voting academy made up of 500 people from media, music industry members, or bloggers. Ballots are sent electronically by BET to the voters in order to nominate possible candidates. Yangaroo company is responsible for collecting all those nominees and choose five finalists. After this, these lists are sent back to the academy so that the winner can be voted.
The veteran groups or artists who made a special contribution to the music industry are awarded the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. To honor the work of these legends, popular singers present at the gala are performing one of the most known songs by the honoree. Usually, veterans perform themselves after the singer’s performance.
The 2002 BET Awards introduced a new category for the Humanitarian Award, presented to philanthropists and celebrities who choose to give back. The recipients of both this award as well as Lifetime Achievement are announced during an elaborate press conference with screenings from mini-documentaries about their lives.
The BET award trophy is a beautiful way to commemorate the recipients’ achievements. The original design was created by sculptor/artist Carlos Mare Rodriguez, who added his own personal touch with three words: aspire, ascend and achieve. In 2007, Society Awards improved upon this already-iconic piece using plated steel as well black crystal in order for it stand out from all other award trophies.
BET Award categories
- Best International Act: UK
- Best International Act: Africa
- The best male athlete of the year
- The best female athlete of the year
- YoungStars Award
- Centric Award
- The best video director
- The best actor
- Viewer’s Choice
- The best gospel singer
- The best R & B / Pop singer
- The best action
- Career award
- Humanitarian award
- The best movie
- The best collaboration
- The best band
- The best R&B artist of the year
- The best debut artist
- The best female hip-hop artist
How can I save money?
To get the best deals on tickets, you should check out various third-party ticket distributors. Companies offer different prices, and sometimes there is a lower cost from one of these providers than the other.