Norah Jones Headlining Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala

Norah Jones at Celebrate Brooklyn (06/09/10)
Norah Jones at Celebrate Brooklyn

In terms of platinum selling female artists, it doesn’t get much bigger than Norah Jones, in terms of excitement, I’m afraid there just aren’t that many artists who can bring the same kind of electricity that David Byrne brought to the Prospect Park Bandshell last year. No disrespect to the folks at BRIC (who do an outstanding job), Ms. Jones is still a great “get” and a guaranteed opening night sell out, it’s just that when you’ve set the bar so high in the past, anything short of a living legend seems like a bit of a let down.

Five-time Grammy Award Winner and Brooklyn resident Norah Jones will open the 2010 Celebrate Brooklyn season in a first-time ever free concert. Best known as a sultry vocalist, singer-songwriter and pianist who blends both jazz and traditional vocal pop, Norah will also be honored for her artistic achievement at the Gala.

Individual tickets from $325 | Packages from $3,000
5:30pm Cocktails & Dinner
7:30pm Presentations
8:00pm Opening Night Concert with Norah Jones (free to the public)
10:00pm After-Party with I Love Vinyl, For Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn & Gala Guests

More info on the Opening Night Gala after the jump.

Prior to the free concert at 8:00 P.M., BRIC will hold this year’s Celebrate
Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala, honoring two extraordinary Brooklyn women:
Pamela Brier, President & CEO for Maimonides Medical Center, who will
receive a Celebrate Brooklyn! Award for Community Service, and Norah Jones,
who will be presented a Celebrate Brooklyn! Award for Artistic Achievement.
The gala, which begins at 5:30 P.M., promises to be a distinctive event that
will advocate a green and low-environmental impact goal.

At 10:00 P.M., gala guests and Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn (i.e., members)
are invited to the Opening Night After-Party with I Love Vinyl, one of NYC’s
most sought-after underground party DJ collectives. Presented by Wax Poetics
magazine, Halcyon, Raw Fusion, Great Weekend, I Love Vinyl features DJs
spinning soul, disco, dilla, boogie, hustle, hip-hop, old-school house, no
wave, new jack swing, dance floor jazz, bossa nova, salsa, funk, electro,
and afrobeat.