Joni Mitchell Named 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year; Gala Set for GRAMMY Weekend


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Joni Mitchell will be honored by MusiCares, the primary music charity and partner of the Recording Academy, as its 2022 Person of the Year.

The big announcement was made on Wednesday, with the legendary singer/songwriter scheduled to be honored with a special tribute concert event on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, two days before the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards on Monday, Jan. 31.

With the distinction, Mitchell will become the 31st artist bestowed with such an honor. Recent honorees have included Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, and Aerosmith, to name a few.

More details on this momentous occasion, per the MusiCares news release:

“We are so excited to bring together an amazing lineup 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 is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. It 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.

“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.”

As the industry heals from the recent pandemic and live music returns, so does the Person of the Year tribute. Since 1991, money raised from this gala goes toward MusiCares programs and services that assist the music community, including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventative clinics, unforeseen personal emergencies, and disaster relief. The safety of our honorees, guests, performers, and staff is our first priority. The event will follow all necessary COVID-19 precautions, safety guidelines and requirements set forth by health officials.


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