Nursing Homes Swing

Bringing live music to local nursing homes

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We will all miss Jackie Hostage and her tireless work to help Nursing Homes Swing continue and grow after her husband Bob passed away.

We will all miss Jackie Hostage and her tireless work to help Nursing Homes Swing continue and grow after her husband Bob passed away.

Please read about our latest featured performer, New Horizons Band.

Your purchases at Kroger can now help Nursing Homes Swing bring more live music to more nursing homes! See for more details.

Nursing Homes Swing recently received generous grants from The Bama Works Fund, Charlottesville's Church of Our Saviour, and the Better Living Foundation.

Take a look: at the videos that we have uploaded to the Performance Videos page.  They will give you a good idea what a Nursing Homes Swing event is like, and we just added some new ones this March. 

See this gallery for pictures from our successful benefit at Cville Coffee last May.

Also take a look at Music and Memory, a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. They're doing great work that has a lot in common with Nursing Homes Swing. 

We hope that you will consider giving some of your time to Nursing Homes Swing and enjoy the live music at the same time that you help others to do so. The small staff of people who arrange the Nursing Homes Swing performances could use some help making these concerts go smoothly. If you can show up a little early to one or two of the performances each month, check with the nursing home's activity director to ensure that the residents know about and attend the concert, and take a head count, you can then sit with the residents to enjoy the music knowing that your efforts made it all the more enjoyable for the residents, the staff, and the musicians. Contact us for more information about volunteering.

Musicians: Update or include your information for the Musician Listings. We send periodic reminders to the activities directors of the nursing homes that musicians are listed on our website so that they can contact them directly when they need music for additional events. Fees are negotiated directly with the musicians.  This has worked well for some of the musicians with several events being arranged in the past few months. We look forward to the list being a good resource for other venues—restaurants, wineries, etc.—as soon as we get the word out. If you want to send  your information, we'll be happy to post it to the site. 

Your tax-deductible donation to Nursing Homes Swing will help us pay the musicians who bring their talents to brighten the lives of local nursing home residents.


Upcoming Events

October 2019

Wednesday, October 2: Cedars
3:00 Bennie Dodd Trio

Tuesday, October 8: JABA Adult Daycare Center
1:00 Burt Marks Trio w/ Audrey Goldsmith, piano, & Bob Bowen, bass

Tuesday, October , 8: Rosewood Village/Greenbrier
3:00 Zuzu’s Hot Five

Saturday, October 12: English Meadows
2:30 Blue Ridge Irish Music School

Tuesday, October 15: Morningside
3:00 Stephanie Nakasian, vocals& Karl Kimmell, bass

Tuesday, October 15: Rosewood Village/Hollymead
3:00 David Drubin and the Groove Merchants

Wednesday, October 16: Lodge at Old Trail
3:00 Rick Larue, violin & Noriko Donahue, piano

Friday, October 18: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Paulien Trio w/ Royce Campbell, guitar & Karl Kimmel, bass

Monday, October 21: C’ville Health & Rehab
3:00 Cool Lane Duo

Wednesday, October 23: The Blake at Charlottesville
3:00 The Richard Adams Trio

Tuesday, October 29: Laurels
3:00 The New Horizons Band

Thursday, October 31: Monroe House
3:00 Lulu & Friends

You are welcome to join us at any event to find out just what Nursing Homes Swing is all about. Just let us know ahead of time (434-973-3956) so that we can inform the residence.

If  you would like to know what else is happening this month in our area, take a look at and click on the “Events in Town” link.

Nursing Homes Swing is supported by the following organizations:

Bringing live music to local nursing homes