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MTV May Go Ahead With Traditional VMAs Show at Barclays Center in August

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With most big summer events going virtual or audience-free, it might come as a surprise that MTV is still exploring the possibility of staging a traditional Video Music Awards show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on August 30. “We’re exploring with government officials, the medical community and key stakeholders on how to safely hold the 2020 VMAs at Barclays Center on August 30th,” an MTV spokesperson tells Variety. “The health of everyone involved is our number one priority. Additionally, we are working on several contingency plans to bring music’s biggest night to audiences everywhere.” While a traditional physical production is the goal, those contingency plans include the option of virtual performances or an audience-free show