Bands bring SXSW to Dell Children’s patients

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A group of music artists visited Dell Children’s Medical Center Thursday afternoon to share SXSW with patients and their families.

Singer/songrwriter and season 10 American Idol finalist, Haley Reinhart, along with indie pop recording artists Air Traffic Controller, performed a kid-friendly show. The event also included an air guitar battle for patients with The Decemberists’ Chris Funk.

“I’m hoping they walk away feeling better and having a wonderful day,” Reinhart said. “If I can brighten somebody’s smile, I just feel like we’ve accomplished something amazing.”

The MyMusicRX Concert is sponsored by the Children’s Cancer Association.

The program works to sooth and rejuvenate hospitalized children, teens and the medical professionals who care for them by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music, Dell Children’s said in a statement.

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