Sunday, June 16, 2024

Joni Mitchell Las Vegas Musicares Tribute Will Get Stephen Stills, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Among Stars

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Joni Mitchell‘s getting the all star treatment from Musicares.

Her big Person of the Year tribute show in Las Vegas is packed with stars.

The list includes Sara Bareilles, Beck, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Lauren Daigle, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Cyndi Lauper, Pentatonix, Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, and St. Vincent.
Also, Grammy Awards nominees from this year will perform including Jon Batiste, Black Pumas, Mickey Guyton, and Allison Russell.

The evening will also feature a remote performance from GRAMMY Award-winning artist Graham Nash. So that’s at least two thirds of Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

(Unfortunately, James Taylor, who was set to be part of the celebration when it was first scheduled for January, can’t be there. He’s got a show in Chicago the next night. Also notably missing is Judy Collins, who’s got a show the night before in Kentucky.)

But this a pretty impressive group. Each artist will perform a different Joni song and they should be historic. And the great new is, if you’re in Las Vegas, it’s possible to buy a ticket — see below.

“We’re excited to honor Joni together, in person, as a music community and can’t wait to bring this great event to Las Vegas,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “We will be celebrating with a purpose, toasting one of music’s greatest songwriters and musicians, while raising vital funds to address the critical health and social service needs of the music community.”

Sponsors for the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute include Live Nation, MGM Resorts International, Vivid Seats, ELS Studio Premium Audio, Gibson Gives, Meta, United Airlines, Wasserman Foundation, GREY GOOSE Vodka, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and FIJI Water.

“MusiCares’ amazing work providing aid to music professionals is crucial to the well-being of our community,” said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy®. “Their ongoing support for music people is truly inspiring and we’re looking forward to celebrating the return of Person of the Year this April.”

The event will be produced by live event broadcast company Lewis & Clark. GRAMMY Award-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Elizondo will serve as Music Director for the 2022 Person of the Year gala. Tickets are available to purchase at https://Joni.givesmart.com. For more information about MusiCares Person of the Year, please visit www.musicares.org/person-year or email personoftheyear@musicares.org.

Roger Friedman
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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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