Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has teamed up with Wrangler for a Concert For Veterans Presented by Wrangler, which features renowned recording artists from country to pop and soul music sharing the healing power of music with Veterans across the country this Veterans Day. This week, the exclusive concert featuring Jimmie Allen, Leon Bridges, Terri Clark, Sheryl Crow, Charles Esten, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Walker County and Alexis Wilkins is being shared at the bedsides of Veterans in 144 VA facilities through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program. The artists offer songs of encouragement and messages of thanks to all Veterans for their service to our country.
“At Musicians On Call we make sure every day is Veterans Day by bringing hope and healing through music to Veterans year round. Because of the pandemic, we knew many of the men and women in our nation’s VA facilities would be isolated and without the support of their loved ones this Veterans Day. We wanted to share an extra special concert with them to let them know how much we appreciate them, even if we can’t be there in person,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin.
“Wrangler is honored to partner with Musicians On Call this year as a way to extend support and gratitude to our veterans,” said Holly Wheeler, vice president of global brand marketing at Wrangler. “We hold servicemen very close to our hearts, with a long history of supporting and funding fallen troops and their families through our Wrangler National Patriot program. Although we couldn’t hold our annual Wrangler National Patriot Tour this year due to the pandemic, we’re grateful that Musicians On Call has allowed us to give thanks in a different way to those who have sacrificed for our country.”
Concert For Veterans Presented by Wrangler is also sponsored by Southwest Airlines®, Cumulus Media, Hard Rock International, Grand Ole Opry, Gibson Gives, CMT, CAA, Onsite and Catherine Cate Sullivan.
Musicians On Call is the nation’s leading provider of live music in hospitals. For more than 20 years MOC volunteers have brought the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients, and the organization is proud to play for the nation’s servicemen and servicewomen. More than 80,000 patients, family members and caregivers in VA facilities have received music both in-person and virtually.
In response to the hospital restrictions put in place during COVID-19, Musicians On Call has expanded its Virtual Bedside Performance Program to serve those most in need during this pandemic. The virtual program uses video conferencing technology to broadcast live performances by Volunteer Musicians directly to the bedsides of patients through both one-on-one intimate performances and hospital-wide concerts. Since March 2020 more than 75,000 people have experienced live music through the Virtual Bedside Performance Program.