Local musicians to participate in benefit concert to support nursing students

Beth Khan
February 25, 2021
Graphic of COVID-19 Benefit Concert for Nursing

Nurses are rock stars. They were superstars before the COVID-19 pandemic and will be long after it ends. Before the coronavirus hit our shores, nurses were in demand, but today, the need for highly trained nurses is vitally urgent. To address this looming nursing shortage, the MUSC College of Nursing is hosting a virtual concert March 10 with some big names from the music and Charleston community.

The virtual benefit concert for the MUSC College of Nursing will honor those on the front line, as well as help fill the nurse pipeline by assisting nursing students in graduating on time. Money raised from the concert will go to programs, including those that provide scholarships for nursing students.

The unique lineup includes special performances by 2020 Grammy Award winner Ranky Tanky, Shovels and Rope, Mayor John Tecklenburg, Lee Barbour, an MUSC nurse choir and more. 

"I am deeply moved and grateful that so many talented musicians and people have volunteered their time and extraordinary talents to support MUSC College of Nursing students," said Dr. Linda S. Weglicki, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing. "Music is the universal language of people and has the ability to comfort us as well as be inspiring during difficult times. I believe we can all use an extra dose of inspiration in today's uncertain times."

The concert will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. The event will be free to watch on the college’s website. Viewers are encouraged to give what they can to benefit nursing programs and scholarship opportunities to aid future generations of nurses and health care professionals.

For more information, contact Anahita Modaresi at modaresi@musc.edu or 854-202-0279.