NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville is celebrating six years in Music City with an anniversary benefit concert featuring GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson. The Nov. 14 event presented by Citi Private Pass will showcase Clarkson in the intimate setting of downtown Nashville's Hard Rock Cafe, located at 100 Broadway. Tickets will be available for purchase exclusively by Citi Private Pass members for a limited time beginning at 10 a.m. CT Wednesday, Oct. 9 with general on sale opening at noon Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets start at $160 and include a VIP Cocktail Reception provided by Hard Rock Cafe and valet parking provided by Eagle Parking.
The night will also include a silent auction featuring items from local vendors and autographed memorabilia from today’s hottest stars. All proceeds from the event will go directly to MOC Nashville and its efforts to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Since MOC’s expansion into Nashville in April 2007, it has brought the healing power of music to over 70,000 patients, families and staff in Middle Tennessee through 12 weekly programs in seven area healthcare facilities including the latest program, which recently launched at Alive Hospice. Through the generous support of artists like Clarkson, as well as sponsors Citi Private Pass, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, and City National Bank, MOC Nashville will continue to thrive and grow.
Clarkson has long been a champion for MOC – last year surprising patients and lifting spirits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt with an impromptu performance for the holidays. The vibrant singer is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards as well as nominated for Musical Event of the Year for her collaboration with Vince Gill on “Don’t Rush.” Clarkson brings her soulful vocals to her latest Oct. 29 holiday release,Wrapped In Red.
For more information on the MOC Nashville Sixth Anniversary Concert, visit www.musiciansoncall.org/kellyclarkson. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Dana Sones at [email protected].
About Kelly Clarkson: Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released five studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), one Greatest Hits album, sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of three GRAMMY Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, one country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson’s last studio effort Stronger debuted at No. 2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart. The album produced the smash singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which marks Kelly’s 9th and 10th Top 10 hit. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks (three weeks total) marking her 3rd No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. Clarkson’s Stronger was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and won the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album. Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 last year, which featured three brand new tracks as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date. Kelly spent the summer touring with Maroon 5 and recording her very first Christmas album Wrapped In Red, which is set for release on October 29th.
About Musicians On Call (MOC): Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy Program. www.musiciansoncall.org
About Citi Private Pass: The Citi Private Pass entertainment access program rewards Citi customers by offering access to thousands of events including preferred seating, early access, VIP experiences, complimentary tickets and more. The only way to get access is by purchasing tickets with a Citi credit card or Citibank debit card; customers can view a list of upcoming events and sign up for the Citi Private Pass newsletter at www.citiprivatepass.com.
About Citi: Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
About Hard Rock International: With a total of 170 venues in 54 countries, including 133 cafes, 18 hotels and 7 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Johannesburg, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.