The MTV Video Music Awards Will Return to New York City This Summer

Courtesy of MTV
Courtesy of MTV
Courtesy of MTV

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are returning to the Big Apple this summer!

The annual award show is set to air live from Madison Square Garden, on Sunday, August 28, 2016. This marks the first time in the show’s 33-year history to be held at the “World’s Most Famous Arena.”

“The VMAs at MSG is a New York story too good to resist,” said Sean Atkins, President of MTV. “The VMA’s deliver some of pop culture’s most defining moments and we’re grateful to our New York home and Madison Square Garden for rolling out the red carpet for what is sure to be the biggest night in music. You can be assured we are going put on a show that celebrates the city and that creates yet another seminal moment in music history at this iconic venue.”

The 2016 VMAs will mark the 16th time the music awards show has aired from New York City, including most recently the 2013 MTV VMAs at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which featured world-renowned recording artists including Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and Robin Thicke. New York is home to MTV’s corporate headquarters and is the original home of the VMAs, with the first-ever show taking place in 1984 at Radio City Music Hall.

More details on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will be announced at a later date.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.