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26 August 2021

Joni Mitchell Named Musicares 2022 Person Of The Year

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Joni Mitchell will be honoured as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday. She will be the subject of a tribute concert at the 31st annual Person of the Year benefit gala, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on 29 January 2022, two nights before the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the event will provide support for MusiCares, which has distributed dozens of millions of dollars in relief to members of the music community since it was formed in 1989 — and nearly $30 million in pandemic relief.

“I’m honored to be chosen as person of the year by this great charity,” said Mitchell. “I look forward to being part of this gala that will help MusiCares continue their inspired work in providing a support system for those in need.”

“We are so excited to bring together an amazing line-up of artists to celebrate the musical legacy of Joni Mitchell,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “She is being honored not only for her iconic music and lyrics, but for her trailblazing spirit and the inspiration she’s brought to so many artists.”

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony includes a reception and silent auction, offering an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind items for bidding guests, followed by a dinner and tribute concert, featuring renowned musicians and other artists paying tribute to Mitchell. Recent MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton and most recently, 2020 honorees Aerosmith. (The ceremony was not held last year, due to the pandemic.) The line-up for the tribute to Mitchell has yet to be announced.

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