The 31st annual MusiCares Person of the Year benefit gala will be held on April 1, 2022.
The night, honoring the music and legacy of Joni Mitchell, will feature Brandi Carlile, Mickey Guyton, Allison Russell, Lauren Daigle, Sara Bareilles, Beck, Leon Bridges, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Cyndi Lauper, Pentatonix, Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, St. Vincent, Jon Batiste, Black Pumas, and a remote performance from Graham Nash.
Batiste and Carlile, each nominated for multiple Grammy Awards this year, will also serve as Artistic Directors for the night, a first for Person of the Year.
This year’s tribute will be held at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, including a reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner and tribute concert honoring Mitchell’s impact on the music industry and the inspiration she has provided to artists over the years.
“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,” shares 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.”
“MusiCares’ amazing work providing aid to music professionals is crucial to the well-being of our community,” adds 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.”
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