Tribeca Film Fest Gets Free
The free show is planned for May 9 in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park. MTV and VH1 are sponsoring the concert, and will broadcast it on May 17. Other scheduled musicians and comedians will be announced later.
Jones’ debut album, Come Away With Me, won eight Grammys this year, including album of the year. The pop-jazz singer also won for best new artist and record of the year for “Don’t Know Why.”
The hip-hop group The Roots won a Grammy in 1999 for a collaboration with singer Erykah Badu. Their latest album, Phrenology, came out in November.
The concert at last year’s inaugural Tribeca Film Festival, which featured Sheryl Crow, the Counting Crows, Robin Williams and Jimmy Fallon, attracted more than 10,000 people.
This year’s film festival runs from May 3-11 and includes some 200 features, documentaries and shorts.