BET’s Music Matters Fest

Interested in the next big things in hip-hop and R&B? Well, so is BET! So much so that they’re bringing you the hottest new acts in music care of their “Music Matters” tour. The 2013 edition of this tour is a 19-city affair kicking off on November 4 in San Francisco, but, other than that, the lineup has been kept under pretty tight wraps. We know that it will be an all-ladies affair with K. Michelle as one of the performers, but other than that we’ll have to sit and wait. What we do know is that the 2013 “Music Matters” Tour will make stops in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Baltimore, MD, and Boston, MA, to name a few. Tickets are on sale now, as well as “Meet & Greet” passes for those who want to get even closer to the musicians. Stay tuned here for lineup news, and for ticket information, visit BET’s Music Matters page.

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Music Matters Dates

Date City State/Region Venue
11/4 San Francisco CA Mezzanine
11/5 Los Angeles CA House of Blues
11/9 Phoenix AZ Marquee Theatre
11/11 Dallas TX House of Blues
11/12 Houston TX Warehouse Live
11/14 Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
11/15 Chicago IL The Shrine
11/16 Indianapolis IN The Vogue
11/17 Detroit MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/19 Pittsburgh PA Carnegie Library Music Hall
11/22 Atlanta GA Center Stage
11/23 Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues
11/24 Charlotte NC The Fillmore
11/26 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live
11/27 Washington DC The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/29 Cleveland OH House of Blues
11/30 Buffalo NY Tralf Music Hall
12/3 Boston MA Wilbur Theatre

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Music Matters Lineup

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