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Joni Mitchell All-Star Musicares Concert Will Feature Exes James Taylor, Graham Nash, Plus Brandi Carlile, Mickey Guyton, More


Joni Mitchell’s all star concert is coming on January 30th and it’s going to be big. Joni is being celebrated by Musicares as their Person of the Year, which means a bunch of stars will assemble at the LA Convention Center in front of a glittering crowd of more stars and execs and fans (yes, you can buy tickets).

So far, 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. I wish they’d get Judy Collins to sing “Both Sides Now.” But that probably won’t happen.

“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 For more information about MusiCares Person of the Year, please visit or email

If you’re in LA and you can be there, this is the event of a lifetime. And it’s quite a tribute to Joni, who’s fought her way back from illness and is thriving. (You can also get her new Archives, Volumes 1 and 2, from Rhino, not to be missed!)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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