"Music Is Medicine" Hospital Tour

$47,700 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 231 people in 6 months
Created July 9, 2018

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!


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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Update 49
Posted by Ryan Brolliar
1 day ago
The John’s Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

What an amazing experience. To be the bridge between 2 men I look up to both as mentors and leaders in the world of music and medicine.⚖️

Below is a screen shot of Dr. Alex Pantelyat, the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins “Center for Music and Medicine”, and Michael Rossato Bennett, the director of the “Alive Inside” documentary film. They had never met before, but knew of each other, as well as each having a great deal respect for the work both had done.

6 months ago, I had reached out to both and told them about the tour. 6 months later, here we were all talking and brainstorming and share our passions together in the world of music being used as medicine.

It was an honor gentlemen to have met you both, and to have witnessed a conversation that I know will bear fruit into the future.

Below are links to both The John’s Hopkins Center for Music As Medicine⚖️, and The Alive Inside Coalition documentary.



#musicismedicine #musicandthebrain #johnshopkinshospital #musicismedicinetour
Surprise FaceTime call
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Update 48
Posted by Ryan Brolliar
3 days ago
Chelsea Senior Living
New Jersey

Below is also another clip of the footage (news) from yesterday’s amazingness. CBS News, New York, Channel 2.


Chris Slav, ya beat me to it. I wanted to post about how thankful I am for you, and the opportunity of being connected with YOU.

One of the most passionate and committed public servants I’ve met. Chris runs and maintains 18 different Senior Care facilities in New Jersey. I was blessed to play and visit 3 of them with him. Yes, we were followed by CBS News most of the day, and yes, the happiness and opportunities he brings to the residents here.. deserves to be recognized.
It was meant to be that we met Chris, as I know you know this. But want to thank you again for what you do, who you are, and what you stand for. ANY town would be blessed to have you as their mayor.
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Update 47
Posted by Ryan Brolliar
11 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Only in Philly...
I’ve learned a lot about this town since visiting, and I’ve never felt or witnessed such grit in people and their surroundings. Strong, determined, and a “loving” chip on their shoulder. Always.
I thought the video below was a shining example.

Thank you to David Cribb, and the Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania for allowing me to visit all 4 floors and the individual rooms of their hospital and cancer treatments centers! I showed up at 10am, and left at 3pm. Having never spent this long at a particular hospital before, I was welcomed into and blessed to meet and share so many conversations, songs, tears, and laughter with so many amazing people.
As I’ve said before, there is no where or no thing I’d rather be doing, than be right back on this tour doing exactly this.
Thank you Philly.
#onlyinphilly #musicismedicine #musicismedicinetour
(Video -visit Facebook/Instagram page :)
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Update 46
Posted by Ryan Brolliar
15 days ago
What a joy it was, being home for the holidays. I feel so lucky to HAVE a home to come home to, especially after being on the road for nearly 4 months!

For those of you that didn’t know, I left the Jambulance at a friends house outside of Philadelphia for the last 2 weeks. I flew home to Lake Tahoe, CA, to see Santa Claus and spend time with my family and childhood friends. To see my niece growing and changing every day!, to see and spend time with friends I grew up with, and to relax... truly relax. I had no idea how much different a nap was on the road, than when you’re at home with a fire lit with no where you need to be!

Mom, Pops, Bro, Kels, Desa.. I love and appreciate time with you guys so much. Thank you for always making time and a home for me.❤️
#family #home #childhoodfriends
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