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Common, R. Kelly + More To Headline Soul Train Awards Concert In Vegas

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Common performs in Washington D.C. (photo by Victoria Ford for Okayplayer)

Common, R. Kelly and Kenny "Babyface Edmonds will headline BET's upcoming weekend-long Las Vegas festival, which centers around the 2015 Soul Train Awards.

The entire week(end)-long party runs from November 5-8th, with the Soul Train Awards themselves taking place at Vegas's massive Orleans Arena on November 6th. The following night is when the party really starts, though; Common and Kels will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center after all the awards have been handed out and there's nothing left to do but get on down.

The weekend gets started with a Grammy Foundation panel session and welcome party and launches into a whirlwind of events--many of which are free. The Soul Train Awards themselves will air on BET and Centric on Tuesday, November 10th at 8 p.m. EST, and you can get a full list of events and information over on their website. Nominations for the award categories have yet to be released, but once we're caught up on who's in the running for categories like Best Gospel/Inspirational Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Record of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Dance Performance and more, we'll give you the full report. Tickets for the show are also available, so if you're weekend's free why not hop a flight to Vegas?