I just got an email to my regular (non-blog, non-company) email account for the upcoming MTV VMAs. They’re looking for bloggers and people that might be heading out to some of the MTV parties and events and asking folks to blog about these events.
PS – Love the Ting Tings!
Well, I’m all about promoting local events, so here goes…
MTV MARKS ITS RETURN TO LOS ANGELES FOR THE
“2008 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” BY UNLEASHING 25 YEARS
OF PENT-UP MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT POWER ON THE CITY
The first week of September is going to feature some of entertainment’s biggest stars in Los Angeles as MTV kicks off the events surrounding the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards,” which will air live from the Paramount Lot on Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET/PT. The week will feature events across L.A., where artists such as Ne-Yo, Colby O’Donis, Calle 13, Panic At The Disco, Plain White T’s, Fabolous and T-Pain will perform in advance of Sunday’s big bash. 944 magazine and MTV Tr3s will prime the weekend with star-studded events on Wednesday and Thursday, and the TAG Records premiere party on September 5 will kick the weekend off with the first ever live performance from TAG Records artist Q Da Kid at an invite-only event. Getting the party started on Saturday night, Rock Band 2 will come together with LIFEbeat to celebrate the game’s forthcoming release and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS education, while Rhapsody brings out more top talent just before VMA weekend reaches its peak with Sunday’s show.
Tickets for the Rock Band 2 Party to Benefit LIFEbeat, an all ages event, are $50.00 for General Admission, with proceeds going to LIFEbeat. Tickets can be purchased at House of Blues Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The “2008 MTV Video Music Awards Weekend” schedule is as follows:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD , 2008
944 LA IS 2: VMA Week Party
The Kress, Hollywood
Press Call Time- 8:00pm
Red Carpet Arrivals- 8:30pm
Live performance by Ne-Yo
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH , 2008
MTV Tr3s Pre-VMA Party 2008
Red Carpet Arrivals – 8pm
Doors Open – 8pm
Live performances by Colby O’Donis and Calle 13 – 10pm
Hosted by – Sucker Free Latino VJ L Boogs
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH , 2008
TAG Records presents: History in the Making – The Official VMA Kickoff Party
Red Carpet Arrivals- 10pm
Live performances by Fabolous and TAG Records’ premiere artist Q Da Kid, with his first ever
live performance – 11:30pm – 12:30am
Hosted by – Jermaine Dupri
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH , 2008
Rock Band 2 Party to Benefit LIFEbeat
House of Blues
Doors Open – 9pm
Red Carpet – 9:30pm
Show Begins- 10pm
Special short performances by Panic At The Disco, Plain White T’s
Rhapsody Rocks the VMAs
Red Carpet Arrivals – 11pm
Doors Open – 11pm
Appearances by DJ Stretch Armstrong, T-Pain
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH , 2008
The Official 2008 VMA After Party
Presented by Pepsi and Nikon
Paramount Backlot – Immediately following the VMAs
Live performance by the Ting Tings
TAG Records and MTV are offering an opportunity to win tickets to the Official VMA Kickoff Party and the VMA Viewing Party at tag.mtv.com.
Tickets can also be won through a national online contest at mtvvmatrip.com through August 29. Additionally, radio promotions for tickets are running in major markets across the country, and local listeners in Los Angeles can win tickets through the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS-FM or on KPWR and KROQ through Friday, September 5.
This year, one lucky viewer will get the chance of a lifetime trip by joining “Do Good. Go to the VMAs.” Think.MTV.com, MTV’s online community for youth activism, is hooking up one young activist and shipping them off to Los Angeles to attend the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards alongside the biggest stars in the industry. Find out more by visiting think.mtv.com/Groups/DoGoodGoToTheVMAs/.
The “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” will feature one night only performances by Lil Wayne, Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Paramore, Pink, T.I. and Rihanna.
The official sponsors of the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” are GM, Pepsi, TAG Body Spray, Taco Bell, Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless and Nikon.