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[object Object]Musicians On Call has partnered with WXPN, the nonprofit public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This is Musicians On Call's first expansion out of New York.

Since 2004, WXPN Musicians On Call has made a difference in the lives of more than 15,000 patients and their families by bringing live music to the bedsides of patients through weekly programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center in West Philadelphia.

Working with the New York office on training and bookings, WXPN calls on its community of local musicians and passionate listeners to deliver the WXPN Musicians On Call services. A groundswell of volunteer support makes it possible to provide multiple weekly Bedside Performance Programs in healthcare facilities in the Delaware Valley area.

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Register for the WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit 5k

Bring the family to this scenic USATF certified 5K Run to support WXPN Musicians On Call. Enjoy the music-filled course through beautiful Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania. The course begins and ends at the park entrance across from the lower level of WXPN/World Cafe Live at 31st Street below the Walnut Street Bridge.  Learn More >>

Just Announced: Matt Nathanson headlining WXPN’s Musicians On Call benefit concert 

Matt Nathanson has been tapped to headline WXPN’s upcoming Musicians On Call benefit, taking place at World Cafe Live on February 20th.  Get Tickets >>

Amos Lee will be honored at City Hall 

The singer, whose roots lie in South Philly and South Jersey, will receive a mayoral proclamation for both his musical output and his work with charities like Musicians on Call and Farm Aid.  Read more >>

WXPN Musicians On Call Releases a New Project Playback

Local singer-songwriter Scot Sax has released the most recent musical result of Project Playback, the pioneering segment of XPN’s Musicians on Call program that works with local community organizations to provide songwriting workshops.  Read More >>

Download a new song by Amos Lee, “Chill In The Air” and support WXPN Musicians On Call

Philly singer-songwriter Amos Lee releases his new album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, on October 8th.  Download a new song >>

Musicians On Call Featured in Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Blog

Musicians are making the rounds at Jefferson. They’re performing here to boost the spirits of our patients.  Read More >>

WXPN Musicians On Call Featured on Philadelphia's NBC 10

NBC10's Katy Zachry follows one of the singers Elle Gyandoh as she charms patients with her voice.  Watch Video

Philly.com Features WXPN Musicians on Call and volunteer musicians Cris and Lou 

A duo sings and plays for hospitalized children. "We need to make them smile," says one performer.  Read More

Mike Doughty added to WXPN Musicians On Call benefit concert in February

Mike Doughty has been added to the lineup for the WXPN Musicians On Call benefit show on Wednesday, February 29th (featuring Diego Garcia with special guest Mutlu).  Read More

WXPN Hosts 8th Annual Musicians On Call Benefit Concert with Diego Garcia and Special Guest Mutlu 

WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will host its 8th Annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert, sponsored by Endo Pharmaceuticals, on Wednesday, February 29 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature performances by Latin-folk singer Diego Garcia and Philadelphia’s own Mutlu, and will be hosted by WXPN mid-day host and spokesperson for WXPN Musicians On Call Helen Leicht.  Read More

Veterans at the Community Living Center Celebrate Project Playback 

On October 19, Veterans at the Community Living Center (CLC) held a listening party to showcase the CD they recorded with local recording artist Scot Sax as a culmination of the Project Playback program.  Read More

Listen to two tracks from Musicians On Call’s Project Playback program

Project Playback is a component of WXPN’s Musicians On Call program. Recently, local singer-songwriter Scot Sax completed the first Project Playback at the Veterans Community Living Center, a retirement home in West Philadelphia. Read More

Kid Cudi’s Kids: Rapper Hosts Events For Young Patients

Musicians On Call would like to give a big shout out – and a heartfelt thank you – to Kid Cudi.  Read More

Courier Post Highlights Bedside Performance Program

Philly's Courier Post shadowed a Musicians On Call volunteer, Jeska Ponzo, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Read More

 

 

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