Uber Delivers Serenades On Demand Across Nashville
NASHVILLE, February 17, 2015 - This Valentine’s Day, Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, delivered Valentine's Serenades On Demand with Uber, a technology company providing access to on-demand transportation, and volunteers including Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope recording artist Lauren Alaina to patients at the Nashville VA Hospital.
Alaina participated in a special serenade at the Nashville VA Hospital to share Valentine love with hospitalized veterans in celebration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Salute, observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans.
“Participating in the Musicians On Call hospital visit and serenades made my Valentine's Day! MOC touched a lot of people on Saturday, especially me. I can't wait for the next event,” shares Alaina.
Throughout Nashville, Musicians On Call Volunteer Musicians and local musicians, including Gavin DeGraw and Love and Theft, were “On Call” as Uber serenaders, bringing a live, in-person performance of a love song within minutes. The serenaders were sent to a variety of Nashville destinations - downtown, the park, campuses, restaurants and homes.
“Musicians On Call is excited about this innovative partnership with Uber to brighten someone’s day with the gift of music,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “Our volunteers use live music to spread joy to patients, families and caregivers on a weekly basis, but we're especially proud to show a little love to some local veterans this Valentine’s Day with Lauren Alaina.”
Every dollar earned from the Serenades On Demand benefits Musicians On Call. To date, Musicians On Call volunteers have played for nearly half a million people in 15 cities, including Nashvillle, and this year are looking to bring its Bedside Performance Program to 13 more cities in 2015.
For more information about Musicians On Call, visit www.musiciansoncall.org