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Musicians On Call Delivers the Healing Power of Music to Las Vegas
Musicians On Call teamed up with the Country Music Association, CMT and Southwest Airlines® to bring members of the country music community to visit University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas to bring joy through music in a time of need.
On Tuesday, Charles Esten, The Railers, and Filmore visited Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center to visit the patients, families and caregivers in patient rooms and with impromptu serenades at hospital desks. At University Medical Center, The Railers and Filmore put on a special lobby performance to offer staff members an opportunity for a brief distraction from the week’s events with uplifting music. Later that evening, The Railers and Filmore made an inspiring visit to the Emergency Room staff to thank the caregivers who were working the night of the tragedy, and performed a heartwarming rendition of “Lean on Me” among others, which was received with hugs, tears and kind words of gratitude.
On Wednesday, Recording Artists, Michael Ray and Brandon Ray, joined the lineup for a “Concert for Healing” at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Michael and Brandon performed at the Route 91 Festival this year making them the first singers from the festival to go back to Vegas to perform for survivors of the tragedy. Patients, caregivers and first responders who were affected by the tragedy were invited for the performance to heal together through music. After the performance, patients were surprised with a video call from country music icon, Reba McEntire, who gave well wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Our Favorite #MOCheals Songs
In response to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, Musicians On Call (MOC) wanted to provide music that will help uplift and heal patients, families and caregivers in their time of need. No matter what evil or hate exists in the world, our mission will always remain to use music as a platform to spread love, joy, peace, and ultimately, healing. There is no hate that will drown out music bringing back wonderful memories or creating new ones. There’s no evil that will stop us from singing in the shower, lip syncing our favorite songs in our cars or dancing at concerts. Music is about love, it’s about joy and it’s about healing. Nothing will change that, and we won’t be slowed down in our efforts to prove that.
Join us in our effort to spread the healing power of music. Check out our Volunteer Musicians performing songs that heal below and share your own on social media with #MOCheals. You can film yourself playing an uplifting song, or simply share the title and performer of your favorite song of healing. Our #MOCheals playlist below will be available for the patients, families and caregivers in Vegas and anyone who may be looking for an uplifting song.
Special Dedications from the Music Community
We were incredibly inspired by the response from the music community after the tragedy in Vegas as they continued to perform their songs of healing. Check out the playlist below of songs honoring the victims of the Vegas attack.
Musicians On Call would like to thank our partners who made our trip to Las Vegas possible
A Message from our President, October 2nd, 2017
Dear MOC Family,
Today is a tough day for all of us. Like you, my thoughts are with the victims and families of this tragedy as well as with the first responders and other music fans who protected and aided so many last night. While there is so much sadness right now, there are also so many people to be proud of and grateful for because of their heroic actions.
We had dozens of our MOC family at the event this past weekend and as far as we know right now, it seems most are OK. I hope there are no other updates on that front, but if there are I will keep you posted. We do consider you all our family here. If there is anything Musicians On Call can do to support you as you deal with this tragedy, or anything I can do personally, please let me know. Our strength comes from one another in times like these, so let’s continue to be there for our community.
Lastly, I just wanted to say that no matter what evil or hate exists in the world, our mission will always remain to use music as a platform to spread love, joy, peace, and ultimately, healing. There is no hate that will drown out music bringing back wonderful memories or creating new ones. There’s no evil that will stop us from singing in the shower, lip syncing our favorite songs in our cars or dancing at concerts. Music is about love, it’s about joy and it’s about healing. Nothing will change that, and we won’t be slowed down in our efforts to prove that.
Thank you all for being such incredible ambassadors for the healing power of music and giving so much of yourselves so others may feel that way too. We will continue to bring music to patients in healthcare facilities, and we are working to make sure Las Vegas can feel our love shortly.
Sending my love to you all,
Pete Griffin President of Musicians On Call