Chaka Khan, Stephen Stills, St. Vincent and More Added to Joni Mitchell's MusiCares Tribute
The list of luminaries set to pay tribute to Joni Mitchell at this year's MusiCares Person of the Year benefit has just gotten longer. Chaka Khan, St. Vincent, Stephen Stills, Sara Bareilles, Beck, Lauren Daigle, Angélique Kidjo, Grammy Award nominee Allison Russell, and Billy Porter are all slated to hit the stage for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Las Vegas on April 1, two days before the Grammy Awards.
They’ll join previously announced performers Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, Herbie Hancock, Leon Bridges, Pentatonix, Black Pumas and Mickey Guyton. Graham Nash will give a remote performance. Batiste (who leads all 2022 nominees with 11 nominations) and longtime Mitchell associate Carlile (up for five Grammys) will serve as artistic directors of the show. Mike Elizondo is set as the music director.
Mitchell, who turned 78 last November, is being honored as MusiCares' Person of the Year for her artistic accomplishments, the inspiration she’s given to other artists, and her philanthropy. The gala concert and dinner raises funds for the programs of MusiCares, the Recording Academy charity that provides health and welfare services to musicians in need.