Grammy Awards ceremony expected to return to NYC in 2018
The annual Grammy Awards ceremony hasn’t happened in New York City since 2003 (recent ceremonies have been held in LA), but The NY Times reports that they’re expected to return to NYC in 2018. It’s not 100% confirmed, but it’s looking likely. Here’s some more info via the article:
The hurdle in returning to New York this time around was the price tag: The Recording Academy said that producing the awards in New York would cost several million dollars over what it cost in Los Angeles; changing the venue would require bridging that gap.
Another factor in Los Angeles’s favor: The Staples Center had been designed to accommodate the Grammys, a key factor in keeping the ceremony there.
A formal announcement regarding the 2018 ceremony, which will take place at Madison Square Garden, was expected to be made in the coming weeks by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but those involved in the negotiations and various members of the host committee have been informed of the impending move.
You might not care at all about the Grammys or where they’re held, but the awards ceremony does always tend to have some cool famous people in the house, so it might be cool that all those people will be in NYC for a night.