Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients, families and caregivers in healthcare environments, has a million reasons to celebrate during its Millions of Moments special event at City Winery on Monday, October 24th. The organization will mark a major milestone, performing for more than one million people in hospitals nationwide since its founding in 1999, by recognizing the volunteers, artists, hospital partners, patients, families, caregivers and songs that led MOC to this accomplishment. Tickets are on sale now at LANDING PAGE URL. The public can also participate in the silent auction ahead of the event and bid on one-of-a-kind items like signed guitars furnished by Gibson Guitars and a 2022 Honda Passport.
Two special honorees will be recognized for more than a decade of support of Musicians On Call’s mission. Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will receive the Music Heals Golden Ukulele for performing at the bedsides and virtually for adult and pediatric patients, Veterans and hospital staff in facilities nationwide. UMG Nashville Vice President of Media Marketing Leigh Parr Malleus will receive the Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele for serving as a Volunteer Guide for MOC’s Nashville-area hospital programs and connecting countless artists to MOC’s programs and live music campaigns, including Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Jon Pardi, Sam Hunt and others.
“From our early days bringing music to a single hospital, to playing virtually for over 250,000 patients and caregivers nationwide during the pandemic, our organization has grown tremendously since 1999. This evening will allow us to celebrate these accomplishments and the people who are a part of them,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “Honoring Darius’ and Leigh’s volunteer work with us, before, during and since the pandemic, is a wonderful way to not only highlight their dedication and generosity but also to spotlight the many chapters of MOC’s evolution.”
The night will also feature special appearances and performances by Music Row artists including Charles Esten. Guests will be the first to experience the future of Musicians On Call as the organization unveils a proprietary online platform that will transform its program delivery model and enable the organization to scale dramatically. MOC will also premiere its new brand identity which includes a new logo, revamped website and fresh branding.
Millions of Moments is sponsored by City National Bank, HCA Healthcare, Recording Industry Association of America, UMG Nashville, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Ernst & Young, Live Nation Entertainment, Gibson Gives, CrossroadsLive, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Electronic Express, ASCAP, MusiCares, Nashville International Airport (BNA), Creative Artists Agency, G7 Entertainment and Lighthouse Counsel. More information on sponsorship opportunities is available on Musicians On Call’s website.
For more than 20 years Musicians On Call has used music to promote and complement the healing process through in-person, virtual and digital streaming programs. For more information on Musicians On Call visit www.musiciansoncall.org.
About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Bringing a dose of joy to the hospital experience for more than one million people since 1999, Musicians On Call (MOC) brings live and recorded music directly to the bedsides of patients, families and caregivers in healthcare environments nationwide. Through its programs, MOC Volunteers perform live for children and adults facing any health challenge, including Veterans recovering in VA facilities, family members supporting loved ones in need and healthcare workers caring for patients. To meet the increasing demand for MOC’s programs, and its vision of a world filled with the healing power of music, this year it will launch a proprietary online platform that will transform how music is used to improve the patient experience, making live music in a healthcare facility truly “on call.”¬ù MOC’s network includes Volunteer Guides, Volunteer Musicians and renowned artist supporters including Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, Darius Rucker, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo, Reba McEntire, Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Pharrell, Kelsea Ballerini, Amos Lee, Luis Fonsi, Peter Frampton, Luke Bryan, Charles Esten and many more. For more information on how Musicians On Call delivers the healing power of music, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.