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St. Vincent, Billy Porter to Play MusiCares Joni Mitchell Tribute


St. Vincent, Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, Beck, Sara Bareilles, Chaka Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Cyndi Lauper, Lauren Daigle, and Grammy Award nominee Allison Russell have been added as performers for the Recording Academy’s 2022 MusiCares Particular person of the Yr tribute honoring Joni Mitchell.

The annual profit gala can be held at MGM Grand Convention Heart in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 1 — two days earlier than the Grammys ceremony.

The newly introduced performers be part of the beforehand shared lineup, which incorporates Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, Pentatonix, and Grammy Award nominees Jon Batiste, Black Pumas, and Mickey Guyton. The occasion may even characteristic a distant efficiency from Graham Nash. Jon Batiste and Brandi Carlile — each of whom are nominated for a number of Grammy Awards this yr, with Batiste boasting 11 nominations — may even function Creative Administrators for the evening. The collaborative effort marks the primary time MusiCares requested performing artists to fill the position.

Mitchell was named the MusiCares Particular person of the Yr final summer time. “I’m honored to be chosen as particular person of the yr by this nice charity,” Mitchell stated in an announcement on the time. “I stay up for being a part of this gala that can assist MusiCares proceed their impressed work in offering a assist system for these in want.”

Together with the tribute live performance, the occasion will characteristic a silent public sale, with proceeds benefitting MusiCares’ efforts to assist musicians in want of monetary, medical, or private help.


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