Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, will host its 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration in Nashville on Friday, May 31 at the CMA Theater.
The event will celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary of delivering the healing power of music nationwide and will feature a headlining performance by Warner Music Nashville superstar Blake Shelton and an opening set from labelmate Cale Dodds.
The event will honor longtime MOC supporter and Warner Music Nashville Sr. VP/Artist Development Shane Tarleton with the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Tarleton, an Advisory Board Member, is being recognized for his commitment to health and music causes throughout Nashville including his volunteer service with Musicians On Call at Alive Hospice and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Charlie Cook, VP/Country Formats, Cumulus Media, Operations Manager/Cumulus Media-Nashville, and Program Director/WSM-FM, will receive the Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele in gratitude for the support Cumulus and Nash FM has given to MOC.
Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award thanks to her commitment to volunteering at Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Program.
“Over the past 20 years we’ve brought the healing power of music to over 700,000 people in hospitals nationwide. A single song has the ability to lift a patient’s spirit unlike anything else and science has proven that music does actually help patients heal,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “It’s been an honor to bring this experience to facilities nationwide and we could not have done it without the support of our community, volunteers and artists who generously give their time and talents to brighten someone’s day, especially champions like Shane Tarleton, Charlie Cook and Lauren Alaina. What better way to celebrate this milestone than with music icon, Blake Shelton!”
The celebration will begin with an exclusive VIP reception at the CMA Theater, followed by performances by Dodds and a full-band set from Shelton. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. (CT). Pre-sale will begin Wednesday, April 24 for existing Musicians On Call volunteers and supporters. Tickets can be found at musiciansoncall.org/MOC20.
Musicians On Call 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration is sponsored by City National Bank, Outback Presents, Warner Music Nashville, OnSite, HCA, RIAA, UMG Nashville, YouTube, Cumulus Media and John and Stephanie Roberts.
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