Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, and Wyclef Jean will headline a free May 10 concert in New York's Battery Park, presented by MTV as part of Robert DeNiro's inaugural Tribeca Film Festival. Comedians Robi
Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, and Wyclef Jean will headline a free May 10 concert in New York's Battery Park, presented by MTV as part of Robert DeNiro's inaugural Tribeca Film Festival. Comedians Robin Williams and Jimmy Fallon are also on the bill for the three-hour show, which will begin at 7 p.m. Portions of the event will air on an MTV special later this month.
Complementing the music and comedy performances will be screenings of clips from many of the movies featured in the festival, which will present 150 feature-length and short films in lower Manhattan May 8-12. DeNiro and co-founder Jane Rosenthal felt the MTV show was in the spirit of the event, which will also be offering festival-goers early looks at the summer films "Star Wars: Episode II," "About a Boy," "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," and "Insomnia."
"MTV's Rock and Comedy Concert in Historic Battery Park is a wonderful event for us to have during the Festival," Rosenthal said in a statement. "It is consistent with the mission of the festival to bring New Yorkers and visitors alike to lower Manhattan to enjoy world-class entertainment."
On May 24, MTV will air a special titled "MTV Presents: Inside the Tribeca Film Festival," featuring onstage and behind-the-scenes footage from the concert as well as a look at the other aspects of the festival.
Though the concert is free and open to the public, attendees need to acquire tickets for entry. Fans can call an MTV hotline at 212-846-2532 for tickets, or visit MTV.com or the festival's official Web site for more information.