A Chronology of Appearances

This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001-2016.
Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his contributions and assistance.
Latest Update: August 15, 2015
Please send comments, corrections or additions to: simon@icu.com

Tour details

Tour dates

  • 1965.08   The Red Door Detroit, MI

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell

  • 1965.08   The Rathskeller Detroit, MI

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell

  • 1965.08.27 The Bucktooth Clam Traverse City, MI

  • 1965.08.28 The Bucktooth Clam Traverse City, MI

  • 1965.08.29 The Bucktooth Clam Traverse City, MI

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell, a three-night engagement

  • 1965.09   The Jongleur Jacksonville, FL

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell (Tuesday-Saturday)

  • 1966.03   The Pink Panther Stratford, ON

  • 1966.04.23 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell

  • 1966.05   The Gaslight Café New York, NY

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell played at a Gaslight Hootenanny.

  • 1966.05.07 Stoneham Town Hall Stoneham, MA

    Joni opened for Tom Rush.

  • 1966.05.13 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1966.05.14 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1966.05.20 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1966.05.21 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

    Chuck and Joni Itchell

  • 1966.11.10 Mon Pays, Mes Chansons - Au Pied Des Rocheuses Calgary, AB

    (ie: My Country, My Songs - At The Foot Of The Rockies)
    This program featured performances by Joni Mitchell
    and Jean-Pierre Ferland.

  • 1966.12   The Ginger Blue Coffee House Saginaw, MI

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell

  • 1966.12.16 Club 47 Cambridge, MA

  • 1966.12.17 Club 47 Cambridge, MA

    Chuck and Joni Mitchell

  • 1967     The Ginger Blue Coffee House Saginaw, MI

  • 1967     The New Penelope Coffee House Montreal, QC

  • 1967     The Yellow Door Coffeehouse Montreal, QC

    Joni participated in a poetry reading.

  • 1967.02.09 Mon Pays, Mes Chansons - À Travers Le Canada Calgary, AB

    (ie: My Country, My Songs - Across Canada)
    This program featured Joni Mitchell, Catherine McKinnon,
    Christine Charbonneau, Gordon Lightfoot, Pauline Julien,
    Claude Léveillée, Bonnie Dobson, Jean-Pierre Ferland,
    and The Travellers.

  • 1967.05.24 The 2nd Fret Philadelphia, PA

  • 1967.05.25 The 2nd Fret Philadelphia, PA

    Two sets nightly

  • 1967.05.26 The 2nd Fret Philadelphia, PA

  • 1967.05.27 The 2nd Fret Philadelphia, PA

    Three sets on Friday and Saturday

  • 1967.05.28 The 2nd Fret Philadelphia, PA

  • 1967.07.05 'Camp Fortune' Summer Festival Gatineau Park, QC

    A live concert broadcast by the CBC.

  • 1967.08.01 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.02 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.03 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Two sets nightly.

  • 1967.08.03 Mainly Music—CJOH-TV, CTV Ottawa, ON

    Broadcast date.

  • 1967.08.04 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.05 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Three sets nightly on Friday and Saturday.

  • 1967.08.06 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Two sets.

  • 1967.08.08 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.09 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.10 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1967.08.11 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Three sets.

  • 1967.08.13 Mariposa Folk Festival—Innis Lake Campground Innis Lake, ON

    Joni and Leonard Cohen co-hosted a Songwriter's Workshop.
    Other participants were Buffy Sainte-Marie, Murray McLaughlan
    and Gordon Lowe.

  • 1967.08.13 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Two sets.

  • 1967.10.23 The Folklore Center New York, NY

  • 1967.11.17 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1967.11.18 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1967.11.19 The Sippin' Lizzard Coffee House Flint, MI

  • 1968     The New Penelope Coffee House Montreal, QC

  • 1968     Gerdes Folk City New York, NY

    The date and venue of this recording are questionable.

  • 1968     Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica, CA

    Joni made a surprise appearance at a Judy Collins concert.

  • 1968.03.12 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.13 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.14 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.20 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.21 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.22 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.23 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.03.24 Le Hibou Coffee House Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.04.30 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1968.05.01 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1968.05.02 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Two sets nightly.

  • 1968.05.03 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

  • 1968.05.04 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Three sets nightly on Friday and Saturday

  • 1968.05.05 The Riverboat Toronto, ON

    Two sets.

  • 1968.06.30 Capitol Theatre Ottawa, ON

  • 1968.07.15 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.16 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.17 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.18 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.19 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.20 The Cellar Door Washington, DC

  • 1968.07.27 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

  • 1968.08   The New Penelope Coffee House Montreal, QC

  • 1968.08.11 Mariposa Folk Festival—Centre Island Toronto, ON

    Joni participated in an afternoon 'New Songwriters Concert' and
    was co-host along with Murray McLaughlan. Bruce Cockburn
    also performed.
    View festival program here.

  • 1968.10.19 SUNY (State Univ. of NY) Stony Brook, NY

    Tim Hardin opened for Joni. Two Shows.

  • 1968.11.07 BBC 2 TV London, England

    Joni was accompanied by the John Cameron Group.
    The program was recorded during her Sept. visit to England.

  • 1968.11   University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

  • 1968.11   Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University Evanston, IL

  • 1968.11   University of Windsor Windsor, ON

  • 1968.11   Unknown Venue Halifax, NS

  • 1969.04.08 The Mama Cass Television Program—ABC TV Los Angeles, CA

    Broadcast date.

  • 1969.04.30 Johnny Cash's Home Hendersonville, TN

    Joni, Graham Nash and Bob Dylan joined Johnny Cash
    at his home for dinner. According to Joni "We all of us,
    Willy, Dylan, Cash and myself sat there for hours just
    singing and playing our own - and each others - songs.
    It was wonderful," Joni concluded.

  • 1969.06.07 The Johnny Cash Show—ABC TV, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

    Broadcast date.

  • 1969.07.22 The Music Shed at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

    Tim Hardin and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band also performed.

  • 1969.08.22 CalExpo - California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento, CA

  • 1969.12.14 The Masonic Temple Theater Detroit, MI

    Joni was a surprise guest performer at a CSNY concert.

  • 1970.09   A Spanish Restaurant Nashville, TN

    Joni, Dennis Hopper, Michele Phillips, and Micky Newbury
    joined Johnny Cash for a late night of food, fun, and music
    after the season's first taping of The Johnny Cash Show.

  • 1970.10.09 Joni Mitchell - In Concert London, England

    This program was subtitled Joni Mitchell Sings Joni Mitchell.
    Joni was featured on guitar, piano and dulcimer in the premier
    episode of the BBC In Concert series.

  • 1971.03.28 Honolulu International Center Honolulu, HI

    Joni was the surprise guest at a James Taylor concert.

  • 1971.05.17 Joni Mitchell - In Concert—BBC 2 TV Theatre London, England

    A re-edited version of the In Concert program
    Joni Mitchell Sings Joni Mitchell originally broadcast
    on Oct. 9, 1970.

  • 1973.09.18 Sounds For Saturday—BBC 2 TV London, England

    Originally broadcast on June 10, 1972.

  • 1974.12.24 The Troubadour W. Hollywood, CA

    On opening night for Flo and Eddie (Mark Volman and
    Howard Kaylan of the defunct Turtles), the crowd was
    blessed with a bonus show. James Taylor, Carly Simon,
    Joni Mitchell, John Guerin, Linda Ronstadt and Albert Brooks
    all leaped onstage and commenced crooning Christmas carols.
    Before that, the merry sextet wandered from house to house in
    the Hollywood hills blessing startled neighbors with carols.

  • 1975.04.29 The Bottom Line New York, NY

    Joni sits in with Tom Scott but will not come out on stage.
    She sings with him from a mic backstage.

  • 1975.10.17 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica, CA

    Joni was guest performer during the encore of a Bonnie Raitt
    concert. Other guests included Jackson Browne, Tom Waits,
    and J.D. Souther.

  • 1976.01.23 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, TX

  • 1976.05.16 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth, TX

    Joni's guest appearance with The Rolling Thunder Revue.

  • 1979.11.10 The Art Garden Los Angeles, CA

    Joni attended a party celebrating the publication of STARART,
    a coffee table art book exhibiting the fine art of several music
    Icons. The book was designed and edited by Deborah Chesher.
    Several of the other artists were also present, including John
    Mayall, Klaus Voormann, Ron Wood and Commander Cody.

  • 1981.02.05 O'Keefe Center for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON

    Joni was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

  • 1982.03   McCabe's Guitar Shop & Concert Hall Santa Monica, CA

    Joni made a guest appearance during Eric Andersen's concert.

  • 1983.03.21 Melbourne Concert Hall Melbourne, Australia

  • 1983.06.17 Compton Terrace Tempe, AZ

  • 1983.07.11 Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, ON

    Joni & Larry Klein held a press conference.

  • 1985.02.26 27th Grammy Awards —Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, CA

    Joni & Dionne Warwick presented the Grammy award
    for 'Album Of The Year' to Lionel Richie.

  • 1985.11   Interview—WNEW-FM New York, NY

    Joni was interviewed by Dennis Elsas.

  • 1988.03   The Journal—CBC TV Los Angeles, CA

    Joni was interviewed by Paul McGrath. Broadcast on March 11.

  • 1988.03.22 New Music—CITY TV Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Denise Donlon shortly after the press
    conference at the Hot Stove Club. The interview took place at
    the home of Denise Donlon & (husband) Murray McLaughlin.
    Broadcast on April 21, 1988.

  • 1988.04.01 Prime Time Live—CBC Radio Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Ralph Benmergui.

  • 1988.05   TopPop Spesial—NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) Oslo, Norway

    Joni was interviewed by Hege Duckert.

  • 1988.05   Kippevel—VARA TV Amsterdam, Holland

    Joni was interviewed by Jan Douwe Kroeske and
    also performed two songs. Broadcast on May 26.

  • 1988.05.20 Eclection (Art Exhibition)—Parco Gallery Tokyo, Japan

    An exhibition scheduled to coincide with the release of
    Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm. This show was the first, and
    only exhibition, during which Joni actually sold paintings.
    Joni attended the opening reception on May 20th.
    The exhibit was on display until June 8th.

  • 1988.07.07 Top Half—Avalon Studios TV-NZ Wellington, New Zealand

    Joni was interviewed by Dylan Taite.

  • 1988.07.09 Vicki Gabereau Show—CBC Radio Toronto, ON

    A radio broadcast featuring an interview with Joni.

  • 1988.07.31 Radio With Pictures—Avalon Studios TV-NZ Wellington, New Zealand

    Joni was interviewed by Dick Driver and also
    performed two songs. (Broadcast date)

  • 1988.12.09 Universal Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA

    "A Benefit For Victims of Violent Crime" sponsored by the
    non-profit corporation Helping Innocent People. Organized by
    honorary chairman Larry Carlton, the concert featured Joni
    along with Christopher Cross, David Foster, Michael Franks,
    Stanley Jordan, Lyle Lovett, Michael McDonald, Michelle Pillar,
    Juice Newton and Take Six.

  • 1989.09.08 Pan American Indian Art Show—Pasadena Center Pasadena, CA

    Joni and Ali McGraw participated in the opening ceremony.

  • 1989.09.18 The Ghost Of Faffner Hall—HBO Newcastle, England

    A thirteen-part weekly series combining music education
    and puppetry. The series explores the world of music and
    illustrates the fundamental concepts of music education.
    Guest performances by a variety of international musical stars
    are featured, along with a whole new cast of Muppet characters,
    including Fughetta Faffner, a ghost with a love of music.
    The HBO series, produced by Jim Henson, featured
    Joni's lip-synched performance of "Night Ride Home"

  • 1994.05   Interview - Todaiji Temple Nara, Japan

    Joni was interviewed in an informal setting during the
    rehearsals for The Aionoshi Festival. The interview
    was broadcast in Canada by CityTV on July 2, 1994.

  • 1994.08.19 Troubadours of Folk—PBS-TV Westwood, CA

    Richie Havens performed and narrated a highlights program
    recorded during a two-day 1993 folk festival in Los Angeles.

  • 1994.09   Interview—Q107-FM Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Steve Warden.

  • 1994.09.14 Interview - Joni's Home Los Angeles, CA

    Joni was interviewed by Barney Hoskins. An edited version
    was published in the Dec. issue of MOJO Magazine.

  • 1994.09   Midday—CBC TV Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Kevin Newman.
    Broadcast on Oct. 22

  • 1994.09   Interview—CKFM Mix 99.9 Toronto, ON

    Broadcast on Oct. 19

  • 1994.09   Vicki Gabereau Show—CBC Radio Vancouver, BC

    An interview with Joni broadcast on Oct. 25, 1994

  • 1994.09   Global Entertainment Desk—Global TV Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Elaine Loring.
    Broadcast on Oct. 25+26.

  • 1994.10   The Arts Tonight—CBC Radio Toronto, ON

    Joni was interviewed by Shelagh Rogers in a wide ranging
    session that included portions of a 1974 interview as well
    several selections from Joni's performance at the
    Edmonton Folk Festivalheld earlier in 1994.
    Broadcast on Dec. 5, 1994.

  • 1996.10.14 Environmental Media Awards—The Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, CA

    Joni was the special musical guest at the sixth annual
    Environmental Media Awards ceremony.

  • 1999.05.17 The Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills, CA

    The 16th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards took place.
    Joni was honored with the Founders Award, ASCAP's
    highest honor bestowed upon songwriters. Janet Jackson
    and Stevie Wonder participated in a tribute to Joni.

  • 2004     The Dreamland Radio Special Los Angeles, CA

    Maverick Radio Networks Inc., a 1 Hour Radio Special.

  • 2004.05.03 Interview Session - Joni's Home Los Angeles, CA

    Joni was interviewed by Rosanna Arquette
    for the documentary film All We Are Saying.

  • 2005.06   Interview Session - Joni's Home Los Angeles, CA

    Joni was interviewed by Mark Romanek about the video
    Mark conceived and directed for Janet Jackson's song
    Got Til It's Gone.

  • 2006     Interview Session—Joni's Home Los AngelesCA

    Joni was interviewed by Gilles Paquin for the documentary
    film, "Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life"

  • 2006.03.08 All We Are Saying Los Angeles, CA

    Nearly 55 of the biggest names in music deliberate
    on the current state of the industry, work/life balance,
    and their personal inspirations in the revealing new
    documentary All We Are Saying,broadcast on the
    Showtime cable channel.

  • 2006.11.10 Lev Moross Gallery Los Angeles, CA

    Joni attended the opening reception of an exhibition of sixty
    new artworks titled Green Flag Song / Mixed Media Originals.
    This was the first public showing of Joni's artwork since her
    retrospective at The Mendel Gallery in Saskatoon, SK in 2000,
    and the first exhibition she has created on a single motif.
    The exhibit was on display from Nov. 10 until Jan. 18, 2007.

  • 2006.11.11 Lev Moross Gallery Los Angeles, CA

    Joni attended a private reception/party.

  • 2007.01.27 King Edward Hotel Toronto, ON

    Joni attended a "welcome" cocktail party in honor of the 2007
    inductees to the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

  • 2007.01.28 Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now—CBC Radio Toronto, ON

    A Documentary portrait of Joni's Life and music.

  • 2007.01.28 John Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Center Toronto, ON

    Hall Of Fame Gala. Joni was inducted into the Canadian
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    alongside legendary songwriters
    Leonard Cohen and Gilles Vigneault. Five songs penned by
    Joni Mitchell were officially inducted into the Canadian
    Songwriters Hall of Fame and some of the most respected
    artists in the music industry travelled to Toronto to pay tribute
    at a ceremony at the Metro Convention Centre. The program
    was broadcast nationally on CBC Radio One on Jan. 29.
    A one-hour television special was broadcast nationally
    by the CBC on March 5.

  • 2007.01.29 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala—CBC Radio Toronto, ON

    A radio broadcast featuring highlights from the
    Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.

  • 2007.02.08 Dancing Joni & Other Works—Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB

    Joni attended the premier performance of
    The Fiddle And The Drum, a new work set to
    nine of her songs and performed by Alberta Ballet.

  • 2007.03.05 Words To Music: Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Toronto, ON

    A one-hour television special broadcast by CBC TV.

  • 2007.03.20 Come In From The Cold: The Return Of Joni Mitchell London, England

    As Joni Mitchell puts the finishing touches to her first album
    of new songs for nine years, she talks to Amanda Ghost in this
    new, two-part series based on their in-depth conversation and
    illustrated with famous and less widely known Mitchell recordings.

  • 2007.03.27 Come In From The Cold: The Return Of Joni Mitchell London, England

    Joni Mitchell talked openly to Amanda Ghost about the effect
    her music has had on the world, why she dropped out of the
    hit-making rat race and what it was that brought her back to
    songwriting and recording as a form of creative expression,
    in the concluding part of this two-part series.

  • 2007.09.23 Violet Ray Gallery New York, NY

    Joni was interviewed by Reese Erlich for the NPR program
    All Things Considered. The program was broadcast on Sept. 28th.

  • 2007.09.24 Violet Ray Gallery New York, NY

    Joni was interviewed by Russ Mitchell for a profile to be
    broadcast by CBS-TV on their program Sunday Morning.

  • 2007.09.25 Violet Ray Gallery New York, NY

    Joni attended the opening of an exhibition of her triptychs
    called Green Flag Song, on themes of "war, torture, revolution".

  • 2007.09.25 Sunshine Cinema New York, NY

    Joni attended the New York premiere of The Fiddle and the Drum,
    an anti-war ballet she co-created, based on her songs.

  • 2007.10.19 Meg Griffin's Disorder—Sirius Radio New York, NY

    Joni talks about her new album Shine, struggles with record
    labels, contributing her photographs and music to a recent ballet
    and the urgency of environmental concerns. Special guest and
    collaborator, Herbie Hancock was present as well.

  • 2007.10.22 The Fiddle and the Drum—Bravo-TV Edmonton, AB

    Joni collaborated with Alberta Ballet's artistic director
    Jean Grand-MaÌtre to create "The Fiddle and The Drum" a ballet
    set to her music and performed before projections of her artwork.
    This one-hour dance, music and visual arts performance special is
    a reflection of Mitchell's life-long concerns about environmental
    neglect and the warring nature of mankind.

  • 2007.10.28 Kodak Theatre Los Angeles, CA

    The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is hosted an all-star tribute
    concert for musician Herbie Hancock in honor of his contributions
    to the genre and the music industry. Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Sting,
    Joni Mitchell and others performed at the Event.

  • 2007.11.04 CBS Sunday Morning - All Sides Of Joni Mitchell New York, NY

    Joni spoke with Russ Mitchell about the days she used to
    pay for art school by playing music at coffee shops for $15.

  • 2007.11.09 Tavis Smiley Program - Late Night On PBS Los Angeles, CA

    A conversation about Joni's new album Shine.

  • 2007.11.15 Charlie Rose Program—PBS-TV New York, NY

    A conversation about Joni's new album Shine.

  • 2007.12.02 Andrew Marr Show—BBC 1 TV London, England

    Joni was interviewed via satellite from California.

  • 2008.01.19 Charlie Rose - charlie's green room New York, NY

    Internet-Only, additional comments from Joni's Nov. 15, 2007
    conversation with Charlie Rose.

  • 2008.03.20 20th Century Fox Sound Studios Century City, CA

    Joni was a guest performer during a Herbie Hancock concert
    recorded for "Nissan Live Sets On Yahoo! Music" online program

  • 2008.04.01 Nissan Live Sets On Yahoo! Music Century City, CA

    Joni was a guest performer during a Herbie Hancock
    concert Broadcasr 'Live' via the internet.

  • 2008.09.06 Alberta Arts Day—Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB

    Alberta Arts Day celebrates the community spirit and the
    accomplishments of Alberta's many talented artists. Joni
    received a special award at the gala and introduced
    excerpts from her collaboration with Alberta Ballet
    The Fiddle and the Drum.

  • 2008.09.21 Interview - Ruby Lake Resort Madeira Park, BC

    Joni was interviewed by Michael Buday, executive producer at
    G|TOO media. Portions of the interview are included in the film
    Life Of A Recording currently on display at the Grammy Museum.
    The Grammy Museum wanted visitors to get a glimpse of the
    creative production process from the artists point of view.
    The film won a 2009 CINE Golden Eagle Award.

  • 2008.09.21 Interview - Ruby Lake Resort Madeira Park, BC

    Joni was interviewed by Max Langstaff for the forthcoming PBS
    documentary series On Record: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
    This series is slated to air nationally as a primetime series in the
    Fall of 2010 on PBS. Sir George Martin, legendary producer of
    the Beatles, will host. Two-time Academy Award-winning
    actor Kevin Spacey will narrate.