"Music Is Medicine" Hospital Tour

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Raised by 262 people in 12 months

A musician's journey across the entire United States, playing music for people in need. The goal is to visit at least 1 hospital in all 50 states!  (Yes, including Hawaii and Alaska!) 

The tour will driven in an ambulance (Music Is Medicine painted on the sides ;)  and begin in August!
Full tour is estimated to take at least 5 months.

The budget for the tour is around $40-$45,000 dollars (cost breakdown below). ANY FUNDS RAISED ON TOP OF THIS, WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY BACK TO HOSPITALS! LET'S GET TO AT LEAST $100,000!! 


2 1/2 years ago, Ryan Brolliar, a professional musician from San Diego, CA, received news of a tumor in his spine. Ever since, his life has taken on a dramatic change. 

“My life has become less and less about me, and instead about how I can be of service to others." Ryan says,  "I feel like I’ve been given the gift of music, and it’s time to give it back."

Over the last 2 years, Ryan has visited and played music for over 40 different hospitals, senior care facilities, and hospice in California and Nevada. He now hopes to bring this same love and music to hospitals and people in need across the entire country! The more financial support the tour gets, the more hospitals and visits Ryan will be able to make!! 

Meet Ryan, hear more about his story, and become part of the journey by clicking on the link below:


Thank you for being part of the Music Is Medicine Tour and Team! We look forward to sharing this journey with you!

To get in contact with Ryan personally, please email him at: RyanBrolliarMusic@gmail.com


Again, the budget for the tour is around $40-$45,000 dollars. ANY FUNDS RAISED ON TOP OF THIS, WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY BACK TO HOSPITALS!  LET'S GET TO AT LEAST $100,000!! 

Thank you for your support! See you on the road!!
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Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Hospital
Honokaa, Hawaii


I don’t think I could have asked for a better “last hospital experience” to represent the end of this 9 month tour.
Thank you to the staff, the patients, and the beautiful small town of Honokaa for taking me in!

When I drove up the night before playing, there was a town parade, talent show, and market down the middle of the street. So perfect

To be honest, it was a rather emotional day. When I arrived, the staff gifted me with a Lei made of wood and leaves. Unexpectedly, it brought me to tears. I realized in that moment that this was the last hospital stop. The last of this amazing tour and journey. They made me a sign, had a microphone and seat set up for me, and an entire room filled with music-hungry, happy residents!❤️

The Jambulance might not have been there, but the participation of the residents and staff to place the last of the “50 state stickers” on the guitar case, was a beautiful substitute!

Thank you especially to Natalie and Fallon, who made this tour stop happen. Fallon, who called me from her cell phone to politely coerce me into coming Sunday, was one of several other staff members who came in on their days off to be a part. This, won my heart over.

Mahalo to all of you! And may we all learn from the Hawaiian islands, to invite more “Aloha love” into each of our lives!❤️


(Just landed back in California. Heading camping with my family for the holiday weekend.)
I’ve never appreciated so much the freedoms we have, as having travelled the entire country during this tour.
Thank you so much to all the men and women who have fought and served in our military and armed forces. Hats off to you.

#musicismedicinetour #aloha #50hospitals50states #thankyouforyourservice
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Here’s to a sun-filled, proud, humbled man. 50+ Hospitals/50 States. Couldn’t have done it without all of you and your kind words and support the entire way.

Tonight I am letting go and saying goodbye to a journey, that will a part of me forever. More importantly, a part of all the people the tour touched.✨ Cheers everyone. Here’s to being of service and living out your purpose.

#musicismedicinetour #50hospitals50states #cheers
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What better way to start the day of playing your last hospital, than to wake up with this guy peaking around the corner at cha

#50hospitals50states #morningwakeup #hawaiihigh
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Alaska Native Medical Center
Anchorage, Alaska
First of all, happy MOTHER’S DAY!! To all the mothers out there, especially my own, there isn’t a day that goes by that your unconditional love isn’t felt and isn’t known. My mom and I have only become closer since the time I left, and this, I am thankful for.✨

Secondly, happy “NURSES WEEK”!! From the time of my surgery, until every day on this tour, my appreciation and humbleness only grows toward these givers. I tell nurses in every hospital I visit, “I come in here for a couple hours, play a few songs and I’m gone. You guys are the ones in here DAY-in & DAY-out, doing what you do and caring for people every single day. Thank you for what you do!”❤️


Well, what an absolute gift Alaska has been. Thank you especially to Roberta Miljure and Darbi Daley, for being living examples of the love and the soul that the indigenous people of this state share.

When researching for a hospital to play for, I was attracted to the name “Alaska Native Medical Center”. I was hoping that I could meet and play for the natives of this land, and also learn as much as I could about their traditions, ways of life, and their health care system..
It turned out to be the perfect place.

Roberta, thank you for the gifts, the welcoming of me in, and the passion you exude for the hospital and it’s people.
Darbi, thank you for spending such a large part of the day with me. Any question I asked, you would get more and more excited to share the answers to. My favorite part of the day was when you asked me if I would come and play for your Grandpa.❤️
Roberta and Darbi, you are the epitome of serving, passion, and living your purpose in the workplace. You both facilitated the exact experience this tour was created upon.

Thank you also to Michael Doyle for capturing such moments of joy on camera throughout the morning.

Goodbye Alaska. Until next time!

#musicismedicine #musicismedicinetour #alaskanativemedicalcenter
@ Alaska Native Medical Center
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