Join area physicians and health professionals for a rockinâ€™ good time at â€œDoc Rock for Healthâ€ on Saturday, March 1, in Knoxvilleâ€™s Old City at â€œNVâ€ at 125 E. Jackson Ave. (across from Barleyâ€™s). Doc Rock features six bands that represent several area hospitals. Each band will play a 45-minute set and compete to win cover charge proceeds, which will benefit their favorite health-based charity.
The local physician band Second Opinion will be playing to support Methodist Medical Centerâ€™s Hospitality Houses. These houses primarily provide free lodging to families and patients who travel to Methodist for cancer treatment. The Hospitality Houses have been home to nearly 4,000 guests since opening in 1997.
Second Opinionâ€™s Doc Rock performance will include Methodist Medical Center physicians: gastroenterologist Ken Luckmann, MD; and retired otolaryngologist John Jernigan, MD; plus Parkwest radiologist Daryl Harp, MD; along with friends of Methodist: Melissa Carter, Tim Comer, David Lynch, Larry Sheumaker, and Todd Wright.
Second Opinion is not the only band to feature physicians from Oak Ridge. Sean Grace, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Methodist, will perform with his band, Funk Under Cover.
This is the seventh year Second Opinion has competed in Doc Rock. Over these years, the band has helped raise more than $7,000 for the Hospitality Houses, which has always been their charity of choice for the competition.
â€œThe Hospitality Houses are a worthy cause, and we always have fun performing,â€ said Dr. Luckmann.
The band performs compilations of classic and current rock, and include original songs and popular covers in its repertoire. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first band begins at 6:30 p.m. Cover charge is $15 per person. Doc Rock is open to adults age 18 and older. This is a non-smoking event. Corporate sponsors include Carleo Entertainment, Acaria Specialty Pharmacy, ConMed Linvatec, Covenant Health, and Parkwest Medical Center Medical Staff.
Remember, the band with the most audience support wins, so join the fun and support Second Opinion and the Hospitality Houses!