MTV to Takeover LA with VMA WEEKEND

MTV today announced that the VMAs will take Los Angeles by storm for a newly-minted "VMA Weekend" of free live performances during a three-night residency at The Avalon in Hollywood. With marquee sponsors including Taco Bell® and DIRECTV NOW, the incredible "VMA Weekend" lineup features some of today's hottest artists, including Echosmith, Why Don't We, Cheat Codes, Kacy Hill, with more acts to be announced. MTV & Taco Bell® will present "Best New Artist ?Night" on Saturday with ?DNCE, ?Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus and Sammi Sanchez performing. All events are 18+. The "VMA Weekend" concerts will lead up the biggest live music event of the year, the 2017 "MTV Video Music Awards," on Sunday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Visit to register for tickets. Admission is not guaranteed and subject to venue capacity.

Can't make it to the shows in person? No worries! MTV Live has you covered with live streams of all the shows. To further celebrate VMA week, starting today, MTV Live will feature all things VMA with round-the-clock videos from this year's performers and nominees, special short form VMA content pulled from the MTV vault and replays of last year's iconic VMAs. Check your local listings for MTV Live. The shows will also be available on

MTV Weekend Events

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MTV Presents "VMA Weekend"

Show at 7:00 p.m. PT

Line Up: Echosmith, Why Don't We and More


Friday, August 25, 2017

MTV and DIRECTV NOW present "VMA Weekend"

Show at 7:00 p.m. PT

Line Up: Cheat Codes, Kacy Hill and More


Saturday, August 26, 2017

MTV & Taco Bell® present "Best New Artist" Night

Show at 7:00 p.m. PT

Line Up: DNCE (2016 "Best New Artist" winner), Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus (2017 "Best New Artist" Nominee) and Sammi Sanchez ("Feed the Beat" Artist)


The "VMA Weekend" concerts will be packaged into a special MTV World Stage production that will air globally across MTV's platforms later this year. MTV World Stage is a global series that showcases the hottest performers from around the world. Recorded live at the most exclusive gigs, world-renowned music festivals and unique concert locations, MTV World Stage is the "front row seat" for music lovers to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas.

"VMA Weekend" events are produced by Done + Dusted.

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