Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist's back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

A tribute to Joni will be held June 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre. At the event, a plaque will be unveiled in honour of the Louis Riel Coffee House — the Broadway Avenue café where Joni played her first paid gig.

From there, people are invited to walk a route Mitchell often travelled herself while growing up in Saskatoon through the mid-’50s and early ’60s: down Broadway Avenue heading across the Broadway Bridge and over to River Landing.

At 2:30 p.m., a ceremony will be held to name the riverfront pathway along the south side of Spadina Crescent East between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue the “Joni Mitchell Promenade.” Joni will be unable to travel to Saskatoon for the ceremony, but has said she feels honoured by the city’s gesture.

The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist's back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

JONI will be celebrated at a show in the Town Hall Theatre. Corkonian musician Clare O'Mahony will salute the Canadian singer-songwriter in The Songs of Joni Mitchell at the Town Hall on Friday June 8 at 8pm. The programme will range from early albums like Clouds and Ladies of the Canyon to her more recent recordings. More information here

Dawna Hammers will sing the songs of Joni Mitchell on Thursday, May 31, at 7 PM at West Falmouth Library.

Ms. Hammers is a professional songwriter, recording artist, entertainer, and music teacher with more than 25 years of experience performing and teaching throughout New England. With a voice described as earthy and ethereal, she has been compared to Carole King, Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones. She has produced and recorded six CDs. She plays mainly ballads and the blues, but Ms. Hammers is also versatile in folk, soft rock, classic rock, world beat and children’s music.

In addition to the tribute to Joni Mitchell, Hammers will perform original songs on the library’s grand piano. The concert is free. Donations are appreciated. The library is at 575 West Falmouth Highway.

Wildwood Productions (aka Jake and Friends) Jake Jacobson and a group of local musicians are rehearsing for a three concert tribute to Joni Mitchell, beginning May 25 at Shuswap Theatre.

The show will feature 20 songs written by the award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, including hits Circle Game, Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi, Chelsea Morning and Woodstock. The concerts run on Friday and Saturday, May 25, and 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Shuswap Theatre. A third show will take place Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m., also at Shuswap Theatre.

Audiences will be encouraged to join in, sing along and have fun with the musicians. Admission is by cash donation at the door. More information.

The voices of Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell were part of a generation's soundtrack in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will pay tribute to the iconic singer-songwriters on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.

Three top Twin-Cities female singers – Rachel Holder-Hennig, Deb Brown and Jana Anderson – will perform "River." The concert will include songs such as King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman"; Mitchell's "Help Me" and "Both Sides Now; and Simon's "You're So Vain" and "Nobody Does it Better."

Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. May 18 and May 19.

Tickets are $55 for dinner and the show, $40 for the show only. For tickets, contact the box office at 952-934-1525 or tickets@chanhassendt.com. The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres are located at 501 West 78th St., Chanhassen. More information here

The music of Joni Mitchell – which remains as relevant as it ever was – is the core of a unique and original show at the Youngstown Playhouse. “Women of Heart and Mind: The Songs of Joni Mitchell” opens Friday in the Moyer Room and will run for two consecutive weekends.

The Playhouse production will have a contemporary touch because it is centers around the #MeToo movement, in which women break their silence about sexual abuse and harassment. It employs a cast of four female musicians — Diane Drapcho, Bridget Yurcisin, Kate Pelini and Natalie Kovacs — and is directed by Donna Smith Downie, who co-created it with James McClellan.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue
Tickets: $15 ($12 for senior citizens, $10 for students); go to theyoungstownplayhouse.com or call 330-788-8739

The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist's back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

The first in the Alberta Ballet's series of portrait ballets, The Fiddle and The Drum, dedicated to Joni, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a tour. Created with input from Joni herself, The Fiddle and the Drum offers a contemporary interpretation of 14 of her songs, including three that were written for the piece. Performances are May 1-4 in Calgary, and May 9-11 in Edmonton. More information here