This Fall, Musicians On Call (MOC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country, will be kicking off a first-of-its-kind, four city Rock The Room Tour. The tour will raise awareness of the impact music has on healing, honor leaders in entertainment and philanthropy and raise funds for Musicians On Call in order to continue making a difference in the lives of patients through its unique “bedside tours” in hospitals. The Rock The Room Tour will kick off October 21st at City Winery with special performances by Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson and a special appearance by Reba. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets you can go to www.musiciansoncall.org/RTRT
The Nashville event will honor long time MOC supporter Shane Tarleton, Warner Music Nashville’s Vice President & Creative Director, with a “Golden Ukelele” for the Leadership in Music Award. The event will also honor Musicians On Call Volunteer Recipients Harlan Pease with the Volunteer Musician Award and Sandra Morgan with the Volunteer Guide Award.
“I am so humbled to be honored by all the great folks at Musicians on Call,” said Nashville honoree Shane Tarleton. “I’ve been involved with this charity for eight years and have enjoyed my time as a volunteer at both Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and especially Alive Hospice. A highlight in my life will always be witnessing the healing power of music weekly as we take the MOC program room to room.”
“I’ve been very fortunate throughout my career to witness first-hand the healing power of music,” said Reba. “I am so honored to support Musicians on Call and most especially to recognize my good friend Shane Tarleton for all that he has done and continues to do to improve the lives of patients and families.”
The Rock The Room Tour will celebrate Musicians On Call’s impact in four major markets including Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC with special events honoring those who have showed tremendous support for the nonprofit organization. The artist and honorees for each remaining city where the Rock The Room Tour will be held will be announced soon.
“This is our first time creating an initiative like the Rock The Room Tour where we take the MOC mission on the road and celebrate the amazing people who have shown us an incredible amount of support, like Shane Tarleton,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “Its people like Shane who allow us to do what we do and we think this tour will celebrate that in a big way.”
The tour comes on the heels of last year’s sold-out Musicians On Call 15th Anniversary celebration that was a record-breaking event for MOC raising over $700,000. The celebration, held in New York City, honored two notable supporters of the nonprofit organization, Grammy Award winning superstar Kelly Clarkson and Republic Records Executive Vice President, Charlie Walk, as well as MOC volunteers Sandy Lyon and Jeremy Bar-Illan. MOC saw an outpouring of support at the event where Republic artist Jessie J and Island Records artists Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes performed for the star-studded crowd including Pete Wentz, Nick Lachey, Hoda Kotb, Wyclef Jean, and Flo Rida.
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets go to www.musiciansoncall.org/RTRT
About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary, 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 nearly half a million people in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, with additional cities being continuously added. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and an esteemed list of national celebrities. MOC supporters over the years include Pharrell, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Lady Antebellum, James Taylor, Jessie J, Justin Timberlake, Gavin DeGraw and Imagine Dragons. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.
To learn more about Musicians On Call please go to www.musiciansoncall.org.