For its second consecutive year, Musicians On Call (MOC) will host “Hope for the Holidays Presented by Citi,” a virtual concert exclusively for hospital patients, their families, and frontline caregivers. The concert will be available on-demand for patients and caregivers to view throughout the month of December.
The event, hosted by Cassadee Pope, will feature performances by country artists Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge, and Maddie & Tae, among others. There will also be holiday greetings in video messages from Amanda Shires, Caitlyn Smith, King Calaway, Sofia Carson, Lester Holt, Katy Perry, Billy Porter, Olivia Rodrigo, Bryce Vine, and X Ambassadors.
The concert event will also feature award-winning, multi-Platinum artists, such as Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, Grace Gaustad, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Leslie Odom Jr., Teddy Swims, Switchfoot and more.
“Hospitals are a tough place to be this time of year, but we know a dose of holiday music is exactly what’s needed to help lift spirits. Musicians On Call is honored to be joined by such incredible artists to put smiles on the faces of adult and pediatric patients, Veterans and caregivers everywhere,” says Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “Thanks to sponsors like Citi and the American Hospital Association, who believe so strongly in the healing power of music, we are proud to host the largest virtual holiday concert exclusively for hospitals.”
MOC will share the concert with its extensive network of hospitals around the country and has once again teamed up with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to provide access to more than 5,000 AHA member hospitals and health systems nationwide.
“We are honored to continue our support for Musicians On Call and this important cause, ‘Hope for the Holidays.’ The pandemic continues to impact all of us, but it has disproportionately impacted vulnerable groups, including our country’s hospitalized patients and their caregivers. Citi is deeply proud to help spread the healing power of music this holiday season to all those who tune in to this special virtual concert,” says Citi Interim CMO Tina Davis.