Pickleberry Pie has been visiting children’s hospitals nationwide to provide the gift of music to hospitalized children. This month, the award-winning musicians Lori and RJ will kick off a monthly Facebook Live Family Fun Night on the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Facebook channel to give kids and families an opportunity to enjoy concerts virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concerts will be broadcast live on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. on Facebook.com/UCDavisChildrensHospital. The videos will be stored on the Facebook page and can be watched any time.
“These musical performances would have been played in person, bedside or in a playroom, pediatric intensive care unit or nurse’s station in a hospital setting. But this time, we are bringing the healing power of live music to children in the hospital as well as kids at home,” said Lori.
Pickleberry Pie has performed in the pediatrics playroom many times over the years.
“The concerts are always really fun both for patients and staff. We are really excited to expand the concert series to social media to also include siblings, families, past patients and our staff’s family members at home,” UC Davis music therapist Tori Steeley said.