The MTV Video Music Awards is the hottest night in music. Now Comcast and MTV2 are recognizing local artists with a VMA of their own – The Best Breakout DC Artist Award!

Over 170 artists entered and MTV selected the three nominees below from your top 20 ranked artists to open the VMA concert at Six Flags America on August 29th and battle it out in front of an expert panel of judges including headlining acts All Time Low, The White Tie Affair and MTV’s Director of Music & Talent, Tuma Basa.

MTV2 cameras will be there to capture this historic event! Click here to get your tickets to see it all go down! The winning artist will then be featured on MTV during the live VMAs locally on Comcast Sunday September 13th and showcased nationally on MTV2’s Rail N Rock or Sucker Free!