Joni Mitchell Revealed as MusiCares' 2022 Person of the Year
Joni Mitchell is set to be honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year. The legendary singer-songwriter and eight-time Grammy winner will be feted as the honoree during the 31st annual Person of the Year benefit gala, scheduled for the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The event happens just two nights before the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, according to Variety. Proceeds from the benefit gala and tribute concert are earmarked for MusiCares, which has distributed millions of dollars in relief to members of the music community since the organization was launched in 1989, including close to $30 million in pandemic relief.
"I'm honored to be chosen as person of the year by this great charity," Mitchell said of the announcement. "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, the 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."
Recent MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton and just last year in 2020, Aerosmith.
Tables for the event will be available for purchase on September 8, 2021, 10 a.m. PT at http://www.musicares.org/person-year. For more information about MusiCares Person of the Year, see www.musicares.org