Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Joni Tribute at Talullah's Crafted Food and Wine Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. December 6, 2017 from 7-10pm. Michael Paz and Christina Friis will be hosting a celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell. More information here

Author David Yaffe will discuss his book, “Joni Mitchell: Reckless Daughter” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at The Colony, 22 Rock City Road, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St.

Join Yaffe in a conversation with Holly George Warren, at The Colony about the new biography, followed by a tribute concert featuring Gail Anne Dorsey, Veronica Nunn, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, and Jay Collins, among others.

There is a $20 cover charge.

The conversation will continue at The Golden Notebook the following day as part of its Holiday Open House. The Golden Notebook event is free and open to the public.

In “Reckless Daughter,” Yaffe, a professor of humanities at Syracuse University, tells the story of how Mitchell became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s and a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s.

SOhO & Direct Relief International Fundraiser for Puerto Rico featuring the Music of Joni Mitchell. With Douglas Clegg, Natalie D-Napoleon, Gail Hansen, Kimberly Ford, Kay Ashley, Dave Blackburn, Karen Thurber, Sierra House, Kate Wallace, Joy Bella Heilig, and Marcella Quirin. More information here.

On this night a host of NYC’s bravest musicians will gather to perform the record in full and pay tribute to a woman who has been influencing and inspiring the world for as long as the world can remember.

Amber Martin
Joanna Choy
Robert Conroy
Rebecca Pronsky

THE BAND: Jesse Krakow — fretless electric bass
Mike Fornatale — electric guitar
Stuart Klinger — acoustic guitar
Lane Steinberg — acoustic guitar
Joanna Choy — percussion

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. More information here.

There are few voices in the Centre County scene that sing as sweetly as the two voices at the heart of Pure Cane Sugar.

At Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks on Sunday, those voices will take on one of music’s most iconic voices: Joni Mitchell.

“We’ve been playing the weekend after Thanksgiving since 2009 at Elk Creek,” singer and guitarist Kate Twoey said. “Last year we decided to do something special for it, so we did a tribute to country legends, and this year Bob (Hart, Pure Cane Sugar bassist) had the idea to do Joni Mitchell, which really was scary and exciting all at the same time.” More information

This loving tribute concert is dedicated to showcasing some of Joni’s greatest compositions, especially from her first decade of recordings.

The ambitious undertaking of this multi-generational group of iconic Gainesville musicians features songs from Mitchell's first decade of recordings, including Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, and Hejira. Of course, it takes four "Joni's" to do this, and they are Cathy DeWitt, Samara Crutchfield, and Janet and Maggie Rucker. The band includes David Beede, dulcimer, Richard Bassil, bass; Brad Bangstad, keyboard; Michael Derry, guitar; and Rob Rothschild, drums. DeWitt and Rucker also perform double duty on piano and guitar.

This concert will be a reprise of the standing-room-only show earlier in the year at the Thomas Center – but with a few surprises!

The venue is perfect for this concert. Heartwood Soundstage is a state-of-the-art recording studio, video production facility, and intimate performance venue - built by musicians for music lovers and music makers. More information here

Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career.

13005 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ, 85739
Directions: Oracle Rd & Rancho Vistoso
Cost: $25 (tickets here)
Phone: 1-520-529-1000

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the legendary final concert by The Band on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 in San Francisco will be reenacted by an all-star cast of Western New York’s greatest musicians and performers. This theatrical performance will include all the music and the special guest stars from the beloved film directed by Martin Scorsese. The show will be at Babeville at 341 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. Doors open 7 PM, Show at 8 PM.

Advanced tickets are $35, Day of Show-$40. Tickets may be purchased at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, the Babeville Box Office or online at for an additional fee.

Featured local performers: Doug Yeomans, Jim Whitford, Ron Davis, Pete Holquin and Jim Ehinger as The Band. Special guests for the evening will include Buck Quigley, Tom Makar, Dan Delano, Jerry Hall, Sharon Bailey, Rod Nickson, Michael McGuire, Leah Zicari, Ted Cacciatore, Eric Crittenden, Frank Grizanti, Joelle Labert, Mark Norris, Kevin Cox, Bill Smith, Matt Harris, Joe Parisi, Al Jaenecki, Harry Fackelman, Phil Knoerzer and The Brothers Blue.

The Hissing of Summer Lawns will be performed in its entirety by Dave Blackburn, Robin Adler, and Mutts of the Planet. At Dizzy's in Arias Hall (behind the Musician's Union). 1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA. 8pm, November 11, 2017. More info.

Put your ear to the pavement on Military Street in downtown Port Huron and you just might hear the beat of an almost unimaginably vibrant live music scene - one that vanished more than a half-century ago with the burning of the Dome in 1971.

"In the '50s, there were 17 clubs in Port Huron doing music almost seven nights a week," said Chris Troy, the St. Clair-based producer and director of the new film "Something in the Water: The History of Port Huron Music, Part I."

In the early 1960s, Joni Mitchell played the Folk Cellar, below the old Military Street Cafe. So did Gordon Lightfoot. In a coup, Troy interviewed Joni for the movie. Premiering at McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron on Nov. 11. Tickets here