Musicians On Call Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Star-Studded Event
Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has served the Nashville community for ten years. To celebrate, MOC will host an exclusive concert event at City Winery on October 26th, presented by National Geographic, who has teamed up with the organization to support its Bedside Performance Programs that serve Veterans across the country. Guests will be treated to a star-studded lineup featuring a headlining performance by seven-time Grammy award winning group Lady Antebellum and surprise appearances and performances to be announced. The night will be hosted by iHeartMedia's Nationally-Syndicated On-Air Personality and MOC Board Member Bobby Bones and will focus on celebrating how MOC uses music to spread joy and healing.
"Musicians On Call is always something we're quick to be part of," said Charles Kelley. "We've seen first-hand how powerful music is, especially in tough times, so we're looking forward to helping celebrate their 10th anniversary."
"We believe that Musicians On Call is the 'Most Important Gig in Music City, " and we're excited to bring our supporters together for a great night of music with Lady Antebellum to celebrate our milestone," said Pete Griffin, MOC President. "We couldn't have reached this moment without the support of our volunteers, musicians, donors, hospital staff, partners, Advisory Board Members and Board of Directors who help us deliver the healing power of music to over 126,000 people in Nashville."
Musicians On Call is offering tickets for purchase. Plus, fans have a chance to bid to attend as a VIP guest where you can walk the red carpet and sit at a celebrity artist's table at the event, or meet Lady Antebellum. Purchase tickets and sponsorships or bid now at https://www.musiciansoncall.org/nash10th/. Additional sponsors include Hilton, City National Bank, Warner Music Nashville, Onsite Workshops, RIAA, Provident Financial Management, and Music Health Alliance.
Special performers and surprise guests will be on hand to celebrate this milestone and help Musicians On Call thank the champions that helped grow the Nashville program that includes 15 Bedside Performance Programs, a revamped Music Pharmacy Program, and several successful Project Playback experiences.
Musicians On Call is encouraging 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. In addition to the event, MOC will celebrate the 10th anniversary with high profile hospital visits, an online auction featuring signed memorabilia from stars like Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and more and a fundraising campaign to sponsor 300 hospital rooms through Musicians On Call's Backstage Pass Club. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org
Last year, MOC honored Lady Antebellum with the Music Heals award at its Half a Million Moments Celebration. Over the past decade, MOC has had support from hundreds of Nashville artists including Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, RaeLynn, Lee Brice and many more.
About Musicians On Call (MOC) 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 half a million people 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 Lady Antebellum The empowering call of independence found in the title-track of of Lady Antebellum's CMA "Album of the Year" nominated and No. One selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), serves as the new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio. Produced by busbee and written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon, "Heart Break" provides "a bedrock for the entire record" (Paste) as "Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence" (NPR) with "a touch of darkness and a clever play on words" (Rolling Stone). Lady Antebellum's recent CMA "Album of the Year" and "Vocal Group of the Year" nominations follow more than 18 million units sold, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year" trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone's "must-see" YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR is currently overseas in Europe. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.