GREENPOINTERS: Are the MTV VMAs on the Greenpoint Waterfront this year?
It’s that time of year again when you might remember that MTV is still a TV channel with an annual awards ceremony. For Greenpoint residents living near the waterfront the reminder this weekend may also come with the in-person spectacle of the Video Music Awards‘ signature live performances.
Speculation is growing that a gigantic stage currently under construction at the former Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse lot — which this summer is home to a drive-in cinema and a weekend market — will host at least some of the award shows’ musical acts. This year’s MTV VMAs lineup includes Ariana Grande, the Black Eyed Peas, BTS, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd. The event will also air live on MTV’s website on Sunday August 30, starting at 8 p.m.