Norah Jones will kick off the 32nd Annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival concert series at Prospect Park. The singer/songwriter will open the summer-long series of mostly free shows with a performance on June 9. The performance will be Jones’ first free outdoor show in her hometown borough. David Byrne opened last year’s concert series with a performance that drew over 27,000 fans.
Jones will perform in support of her new album The Fall, which features the likes of Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). The singer lives in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and recently stirred up some controversy by renovating her historic home.