On Thursday, July 28 at 6PM, Loretta’s Last Call in Boston hosted a benefit concert featuring some of the best singer/songwriters in New England. The goal of the event is to raise funds to bring Musicians On Call to Boston.

The event featured songwriters/artists from New England to Nashville (NETN). Since it’s conception in 2012, NETN has grown to over 800 songwriters and artists based in or connected to New England whose artistic efforts are focused on the Nashville music scene. Artists will be performing acoustic originals in Nashville round format and then their favorite cover songs from all genres, backed by a full band.

The event was managed and promoted by NEON Music Management and New England Country Music. Performers included local artists Caroline Gray, Molly Kupris, Haley Chic, Timmy Brown, Lauren Weintraub, Jimmy Connor, Kevin Harchen, Emily Hodges and Brianna Grace, who is co-hosting with New England to Nashville co-founder Matt Casey. Lance Carpenter, NETN member, #1 Hit Songwriter (“Love You Like You Mean It” by Kelsea Ballerini).

The lead sponsor of the event was Country 102.5, Boston’s #1 For New Country. Working with Musicians On Call in Boston is a natural extension of the programs Country 102.5 WKLB has been involved in using the power of music to uplift patients at local hospitals including the “Country Music Healing Tour,” a program to bring leading country music artists to perform and meet with young patients and their families at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

Boston will be MOC’s 21st City once the program is launched. Proceeds of this fundraiser will be allocated to launch MOC’s Bedside Performance Program in area hospitals this fall.

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