Lady Antebellum & More Help Raise Record Numbers for Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, hosted an exclusive sold-out concert event at City Winery on October 26th to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its music programs in Nashville. The event was presented by National Geographic, who has teamed up with MOC to specifically support its Bedside Performance Programs that serve Veterans across the country. The sold-out crowd were treated to a star-studded lineup featuring a headlining performance by seven-time Grammy award winning group Lady Antebellum and performances from Charles Esten, Brandon Ray, The Railers, Filmore, and Chuck Wicks, plus a special appearance by Peter Frampton. The night was hosted by iHeartMedia's Nationally-Syndicated On-Air Personality and MOC Board Member Bobby Bones and will focused on celebrating how MOC uses music to spread joy and healing.
The night featured special spotlight on Musicians On Call's recent trip to Las Vegas, where they brought Nashville musicians to deliver the healing power of music to patients, families, and caregivers affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. In a heartfelt tribute, Filmore, The Railers, and Charles Esten revisited their experiences performing for caregivers and patients and performed for the audience the songs they played in Las Vegas. Check out the behind the scenes footage here.
"Our 10th Anniversary was not only a celebration of a milestone, but an opportunity to thank all of our amazing volunteers, supporters and partners that helped us get there," said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. "The fact that we raised over $260,000 to support our programs is a testament to how much this Nashville community believes in the healing power of music."
In addition, Pete Griffin presented Executive Vice President, Katy Epley, with a commemorative RIAA plaque in appreciation for her ten-year commitment to the organization.
The Musicians On Call Nashville 10th Anniversary was made possible through the support of sponsors: Hilton, City National Bank, Jobu Presents, Warner Music Nashville, Onsite Workshops, Provident Financial Management, Grand Ole Opry, MusiCares, UMG Nashville, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, RIAA, Red Light Management, John Roberts, Cathy Sullivan and Susan Mufson.
The Nashville community can continue to show their support by purchasing this limited edition t-shirt, available here. Musicians On Call also encourages volunteers and supporters to share their stories of their favorite moment bringing music to hospitals and tell others why volunteering is the #MostImportantGig in Nashville.
To learn more about Musicians On Call's Nashville Celebration, visit www.musiciansoncall.org/nash10th.
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children's hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. To date, its volunteers have played for over 600,000 patients, families and caregivers across the country. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, they add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. MOC supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Reba, Gavin DeGraw, Darius Rucker, Pharrell, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, Rachel Platten and many more. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.
About Warner Music Nashville Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 with the goal of expanding the presence of WMG and its family of labels has had in the Nashville music community for more than 60 years. Under the leadership of Chairman & CEO, John Esposito, the division is home to Warner Bros. Nashville, Atlantic Nashville, Elektra Nashville and the LoudMouth comedy label.
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