MUSIC IS MEDICINE
Tom Petty Birthday Bash is dedicated to bringing awareness and providing support to a local Gainesville program called UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. Every day at UF Health in Gainesville, FL, professional musicians trained to work in the healthcare setting, impact the lives of patients and staff by performing music at the bedside. In addition, these musicians participate in clinical research and education programs that demonstrates the capacity of music to reduce suffering, and empower musicians to do this work in other communities across the US and abroad.
In 2018, we started The Music in Medicine fund to help ensure sustainable funding for the work of these talented musicians, and the transformative work they do.
Your attendance benefits the program which uses the arts to transform the health experience and provides leadership for arts in health programs throughout the US and abroad. Your purchases at the festival will help heal people in the hospital and connect them through music. These videos best describe how the musicians can help patients and how this program is an important contribution to the health of our community.
UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is a UF Health 501C3 not-for-profit organization.