Singer-songwriter legend Joni Mitchell was recently named as Person of the Year by MusiCares. To celebrate, a big gala concert is being organized at the LA Convention Center in front of a glittering crowd of fellow stars, music execs, and fans.
As showbiz411 site notes, Brandi Carlile and Jon Batiste, producers for the night, have assembled quite a group. Two of Joni’s ex-boyfriends will perform, James Taylor and Graham Nash. Carlile will also perform. They’ve also got Herbie Hancock, Leon Bridges, and Pentatonix, the Black Pumas, Jon Batiste, Maggie Rogers, and Mickey Guyton. More will be announced later.
“We are crafting a once-in-a-lifetime evening in honor of Joni,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares, in s statement. “I thank each of these artists for lending their talents to celebrate Joni and her impact on the music community.”
The event will be produced by live event broadcast company Lewis & Clark, made up of Joe Lewis and R.A. Clark. Renowned American producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Elizondo will also serve as Music Director for the 2022 Person of the Year gala. Tickets are available to purchase at www.musicares.org/person-year. For more information about MusiCares Person of the Year, please visit www.musicares.org.
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