Thursday, February 4, 2016

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Members Serenade Staff, Patients During Colorado Hospital Visit

Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recently delivered the healing power of music to patients, visitors and staff during a visit to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo.

“Our visit and tour of the hospital was the highlight of our weekend - getting to see firsthand the amazing work that the doctors, nurses and administrative staff are doing was humbling and inspiring. It was our pleasure to play a few tunes for the patients, their families and staff. We gained the most from that experience. We’re really glad we were there,” Hanna said.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band also performed at the 2016 St. Anthony Hospital Gala for more than 900 in attendance. The gala, organized by the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation, raises money for St. Anthony Hospital programs and services.

Jeff Brickman, Group President, Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and President and CEO of St. Anthony Hospital was thrilled that the band took time out of its schedule to visit with Hospital staff, visitors and patients. “Music is therapeutic and provides another mechanism for healing. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it,” Brickman said.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to tour in celebration of their 50th anniversary, with additional dates to be announced. Select shows will feature special guests.

March 11 - The Palladium at Center for the Performing Arts - Carmel, Ind.
March 18 - French Lick Resort - French Lick, Ind.
March 19 - Little River Casino Resort - Manistee, Mich.
April 08 - Riverside Casino - Riverside, Iowa
April 09 - Grand Falls Casino Resort - Larchwood, Iowa
April 29 - Las Cruces Downtown - Las Cruces, N.M.
April 30 - Talking Stick Resort and Casino - Scottsdale, Ariz.
May 20 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, Pa.
May 21 - The Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, Pa.
June 18 - Southwind Casino - Braman, Okla.
July 07 - Country Concert at Hickory Hill - Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 08 - Hodag Festival - Rhinelander, Wis.
July 09 - Country Concert - St. Bernard, Ohio
July 17 - Jamboree In The Hills - Morristown, Ohio
Aug 05 - Manitoulin Country Fest - Little Current, Canada
Aug 06 - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, Wis.

For more information, visit nittygritty.com.