American Authors, Kiesza On Island Records’ ‘Island Life’

American Authors, Kiesza, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and Timeflies are on the lineup for an all-star concert in the Big Apple.

The music-packed event set for Sept. 8 at New York’s Best Buy Theater will celebrate the first year of – a lifestyle-oriented undertaking by Island Records that came into this world as a series of artist showcases.

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"VH1 You Oughta Know Live In Concert," Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City

Presented by Marriott Rewards, the event kicks off the 2015 back-to-school season.  The talent includes established artists as well as up-and-coming acts.  After enjoying triple-platinum success with “Best Day Of My Life,” American Authors is promotiong “Go Big Or Go Home” from the new album scheduled to be released in October.

On the other end of the lineup is Timesflies, a New York duo whose debut hit “I Choose U” as well as “All The Fun” and “Worse Things Than Love” from new album Just For Fun has already contributed to building a strong fanbase.

In between is multi-platinum artist Kiesza, 16-year-old singing sensation Shawn Mendes and Nick Jonas, whose back-to-back hits “Chains” and “Jealous” are from his self-titled debut album.

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Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

“This is a tremendously exciting moment,” Island Records president/CEO David Massey said.  “Island Life not only recognizes the label’s extraordinary 56-year history over the course of popular music, but also reaffirms our commitment to breaking new young artists who speak to the next generation.”

As part of an agreement between Marriott and Universal Music Group, 100 members of Marriott Rewards will receive tickets for the extravaganza.  Lady Luck is expected to shine her famous smile upon 10 of those members by selecting them for meet & greets.

Of course, you can just buy your tickets, which are on sale now.  Click here for more details.