The Soul Train Awards are taking a midnight train to Las Vegas.
The show, held in Atlanta the past three years, will move west this year because Centric, the network that produces the event, is creating a three-day “experience” based around the star-studded gathering.
A spokesperson for Centric said Las Vegas presented unique opportunities to include a comedy showcase and concert to supplement the iconic awards show, which is expected to take place in November.
Atlanta is still the site of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will tape here next month (more details coming tomorrow) and air Oct. 9. According to Centric, the city “will always be a key destination for our networks’ original programming.”
The network hasn’t ruled out returning the Soul Train Awards to Atlanta in the future.