DLQ Perform First NBA Anthem and Visit Levine Children’s Hospital
Charlotte, NC (February 5, 2011) – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver chalked up two “firsts” in one day on their newly launched Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina: they performed their first NBA game National Anthem for the Charlotte Bobcats, and visited their first children’s hospital of the tour at Levine Children’s Hospital on February 5, 2011.
DLQ performed a Main Lobby concert in a spectacular atrium area at Levine, and their performance was beamed into every child’s room in the hospital via closed circuit TV.
“The first family to come down for the concert had been wanting to see a DLQ show,” said tour coordinator Sherri George. “The young dad was so excited! His family had been at the hospital for months, and he’d been waiting so long for a chance to hear Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. It was neat, because he said, ‘I couldn’t get to them, but today they came to me!’”
“Providing a lift like that for kids and their parents is the reason we’re doing this tour!” said Lawson.
“It’s the greatest thing when you can have an impact like that,” said Lawson’s manager Josh Trivett. “Doyle got the biggest grin on his face when we told him about that family being there. Their little girl was dressed in a Cinderella outfit, and when they met, Doyle told her she was DLQ’s little princess! You’ve got to be happy when you can help bring smiles to the faces of kids and parents. That’s what this tour is all about!”
“I still have families stopping me to say how awesome it was!” said Carrie Keuten, Event Coordinator for Child Life at Levine. “One floor mentioned it was so cool to hear the music coming from all the rooms! Many parents said they wished they could have come down to the lobby, but didn’t want to leave their child’s bedside.”
Time Warner Cable Arena was the next stop for DLQ as they performed their first rendition of their NBA version of The National Anthem that evening for Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats in the five-year old downtown TWC Arena as the Bobcats hosted the Dallas Mavericks.
“I heard it went well at Time Warner Area,” said Carrie Keuten. “I had a friend there, and she thought it was one of the most beautiful renditions EVER!”
“We’re having a wonderful time doing these Anthems,” said Lawson. “It is a joy to be able to sing it in front of so many people. I love to look at the crowd and see the caps off, or the hands over their hearts, as we honor our flag and country.”