BET’s Spring Bling 2008 – March 28 – 30, 2008

February 12, 2008 by  
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BET's Spring Bling 2008 - March 28 - 30, 2008

For the second straight year, Spring Bling is returning to the sandy beaches of Singer Island.

The three-day television production features hip-hop and R&B artists and bikini-clad college students. Unlike last year, Spring Bling is getting a warmer welcome.

Chuck Elderd, film commissioner with the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission, worked to get the city a $75,000 grant from the county’s Tourist Development Council. The grant was critical to the city supporting BET’s return to cover expenses such as transportation and police overtime.

Mayor Thomas Masters welcomed BET’s return. Spring Bling can only enhance the city’s image, he said.

“We are pleased to have another opportunity to showcase the city’s magnificent beach to the world through BET,” Masters said in a release announcing BET’s return. “I am also pleased that young adult students in the city of Riviera Beach are able to actually see in person many of the BET professionals they have enjoyed on television.”

The collaborative effort, which also included a personal invitation from county Commissioner Addie Greene to Debra Lee, BET’s CEO, helped close the deal. According to the contract, the event is scheduled for March 28-30.

So far, the performers have not been announced. Spring Bling 2008 will air on BET in April.

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