Fans will be able to view previously recorded performance clips from Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, kd lang, Shawn Colvin, Jesse & Joy, Fantastic Negrito, Gian Marco, Dante Spinetta, Amythyst Kiah, morgxn, Zach Person, Emily Wolfe and Fitz de Fitz and the Tantrums at “MusiCares: Music on a Mission” on Wednesday, March 30.
The virtual event will also include a performance clip from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, taken from the February 10, 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, where Petty was the winner. Petty died less than eight months later, a week after the band’s 40th anniversary tour ended.
According to a statement, the event will celebrate the power of music as well as Joni Mitchell as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year winner. Every dollar from ticket purchases will be distributed to those in need in the musical community.
The event will feature testimonials from members of the music community who have been helped by MusiCares. MusiCares’ partner in the event is Gibson, the Nashville-based instrument brand.
Music on a Mission will air on Mandolin, the live concert streaming platform, on March 30 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
Carlile will also perform at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala on April 1. In addition, she and Jon Batiste will act as artistic directors, a first for the Person of the Year concert.
Carlile is a huge Mitchell fan. She performed at “Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration,” held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in November 2018. She also performed when Mitchell received the Kennedy Center Honors in December. And she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall where she sang Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece Blue in its entirety.
Music on a Mission first took place in March 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 17,000 people bought tickets. The event raised over $2 million.
“We have been blown away by the support from the music community, industry professionals and of course music fans,” Laura Segura, executive director of MusiCares, said in a statement. “We are so grateful that Gibson recognizes the importance of this event to fans and professional musicians and has signed on to help us make Music on a Mission a reality again this year.”
Tickets are on sale now for $25 at https://bit.ly/MusiconaMission.