Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV is the selected place for Billboard Music Awards 2020. The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a 17,000-seat multi-purpose arena located within the MGM Grand Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. From its opening on December 18, 1993, until the opening of the MGM co-owned T-Mobile Arena in 2016, MGM Grand Garden Arena along with the Thomas & Mack Center were the main sports arenas in the Las Vegas area.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is the current home of the Latin Grammy Awards, having hosted it five times. The arena hosted the Latin Grammy Awards in 2014, 2015, and from 2017 to 2019. The venue is the current home of the Academy of Country Music Awards and has served as host twelve times since 2006, including 2018’s event which was the first following the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which occurred roughly 1 mile away.
Improvisational jam band Phish has hosted several significant Halloween concerts at the venue. On October 31, 2014, they performed Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House with original instrumental music to accompany the album as their musical costume for the second set of their Halloween night show at the venue. Following that performance, the band has made their interpretation of Martian Monster a regular part of their concert repertoire and have performed it at over 25 subsequent concerts.
On October 31, 2016, the band covered David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in its entirety as their musical costume for the evening. On October 31, 2018, the band performed a set of all-new original material that they promoted as a cover of í rokk by Kasvot Växt, a fictional 1980s Scandinavian progressive rock band they had created.