Just days before MEDROCK-Battle of the (Physician) Bands was to take the stage in 2021, organizers with the Chattanooga Medical Alliance “closed the doors” on the event due to COVID concerns. The great news for the area’s rising high school seniors is MEDROCK is back and with it the MEDROCK scholarships.
This year, competing bands will take the stage at the new Barrelhouse Ballroom on March 25, where each physician-led band will try to raise money through audience “votes” for their favorite performers. The Barrelhouse Ballroom will also have cash bars and hot pizza to order throughout the evening’s festivities.
Advance tickets are $40/ per person and ID is required at the door. Go to www.barrelhouseballroom.com/shows.
Participating physician musicians include Double Trouble with Dr. Todd Bonvallet and Dr. David Musgrave, Hand Picked with Dr. David Barker, Dr. Drew Fowler, OrthoBros with Dr. Brett Sanders, Dr. Andrew Carlone, and Steelhouse Band with Dr. Levin Fairchild.
Double Trouble returns to MEDROCK - Battle of the (Physician) Band this year to defend the coveted MEDROCK trophy.
A guitar donated and signed by Peter Frampton will be auctioned at the event. All proceeds from this event benefit the MEDROCK Scholarship Fund which is available for all college-bound children of allied healthcare workers. Interested applicants can go to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for scholarship applications at www.cfgc.org/scholarships.
This fundraising event was conceived by the Chattanooga Medical Alliance in 2015 as a way to raise scholarship funds for college-bound children of allied healthcare workers in the Chattanooga area. This year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Becky Musgrave who helped start this initiative. Since its beginning, dozens of college dreams have launched and many of the past awardees have gone on to schools throughout the country, including the University of Georgia, Belmont, Samford, the Universities of Tennessee -Knoxville and Chattanooga - and more. Many MEDROCK recipients have achieved their dream careers in medicine, law, business, and education. The 2023 scholarships will be awarded in May.