"Music Is Medicine" Hospital Tour

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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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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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Lake Tahoe, CA
Well, what a beautiful, short homecoming it was.❤️ I apologize to those I didn’t let know I was home and safe after the minor breakdown in Las Vegas. It was time for me to rest, and get ready for the last 2 states of the tour!!

So perfect to spend time skiing with my Mama, workout with my Pops, and have them stick the last guitar on the continental 48!!
Thank you both so much for the support from afar, and always providing such a loving, warm home to come back to.❤️

May 1st was also Phil Carrillo’s Birthday. He would have been 42 years old. It was so special that I got to be home and spend his Bday with his mom, both his sisters, step dad, and friends that love him so. Love you Flip!!✨
And love to all of you who celebrate days such as these, in both remembrance and acknowledgment of those who have passed. By doing so, they sustain such a presence in our lives today!!

As the “Lake Rules” say... Get back to nature, jump in the lake, and rest relax & reflect. These were all definitely done.

Here’s to the last of all 50 states!!
Alaska & Hawaii - HERE I COME!!✈️⛱

#family #home #musicismedicinetour
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Well, quite the eventful day yesterday. The morning was filled with music, and the afternoon/evening with AAA and coolant

Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sometimes the music that is to be played in hospitals isn’t necessarily meant only for the patients, but the family members and loved ones who are in support.

Today, I stayed in the lobby of Sunrise Children’s Hospital the entire time, playing music and talking with those waiting to hear news and taking advantage of their visitation rights in the lobby. Feels good, to know that everyone involved needs a little help and kindness. A little music. A little hope where it might have been forgotten.❤️

First thought that crossed my mind as I sit on the curb in North Las Vegas, was how thankful I am for the Jambulance. It has taken me over 22,000 miles and had no serious problems since putting in the new engine and starting this journey 8 months ago! Well, yesterday with a BOOM! under the hood and 98 degree heat, the coolant vent and shroud burst into pieces, puncturing a hole in the radiator and causing all coolant to empty to the ground. 6 1/2 hours later, I was finally towed to a local mechanic, slept in the Jambulance, and woke up to face the music.
Best part of the day? Giving the tow truck driver’s son, “Jr.” an electric guitar. He and his dad had gone well out of their way to not only pick me up, but to take me to the best mechanic possible to ensure me being safe for the rest of the trip. “Jr.” had been talking about nothing but guitar in the back seat, grilling me with questions, and I knew exactly what I was do with a gift that my friend Dan Dominguez had given me. Dan had asked me to give it to a child, and knew this was the one. Just look at his smile.

Breakdown = Breakthrough for another child :)

#musicismedicine #breakdownequalsbreakthrough #musicismedicinetour
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HonorHealth Thomas Peak Medical Center
Scottsdale, Arizona
First off, I want to thank “Seaspine”, a medical device company that provides spine surgery instruments and implants for doctors and patients. Having been through surgery to remove the tumor from my spine years ago, I felt connected to their vision. They are based out of San Diego, and they have been supportive the entire way throughout the Music Is Medicine Tour. Thank you especially to Kelly Lenzkes, whom without her linking us together, none of this would have happened today.❤️

Picture an entire office lobby, filled with every employee circled up for their weekly “Huddle”, they call it. The weekly meetings normally consist of company updates, any changes that need to made, etc. Well, today the “HUDDLE” consisted of egg shakers and singing. Everyone in a circle, laughing and taking part in song. Afterward, the facilitator said, “Alright! That’s it! Have a great rest of your day!” Hugs and high-fives as people left. Now THAT’S a company meeting!

Thank you to the Thompson Peak Hospital crew for inviting me in, taking me to every floor to visit patients, and trusting me with your residents and co-workers the entire morning. Pretty special to hear music and smiles spread throughout all of the hospital.❤️
And lastly, a memorable birthday dedication once again to HOLLY You’re amazing, and it was no coincidence that we met and that this all transpired on your Bday. You deserved every second of it.✨

#musicismedicine #honorhealth #bdaygirl #bethechange #musicismedicinetour
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