Joni Mitchell Returns To The Newport Stage For The First Time Since 1969.

Joni Mitchell returned to a staged she hasn’t graced since 1969 on Sunday. She surprised the audience with her appearance and stellar performance made possible by Brandi Carlile at the Newport Folk Festival. Carlile has diligently worked to ensure Mitchell’s place at the center of popular music history for the past five years, performing tribute concerts, writing liner notes for the elder singer’s archival series and becoming a steadfast friend to Mitchell, who has spent years recovering from a 2015 brain aneurysm. More on this spectacular night below.

Joni Mitchell returns to Newport in spectacular style.