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NEW ORLEANS—With Magnolia Physical Therapy (MPT) marking 10 years of working in the New Orleans area, the owners and staff thought the best way to celebrate would be to give back to their community.


“When my partner Lisa George and I first discussed starting a business, we wanted to make a difference in our community,” says MPT co-owner Beth Winkler-Schmit. “Music is in our New Orleans DNA, and our musicians give so much. We need to give back to them.”


On Thursday, November 19, 5-8 pm at the Little Gem Saloon (445 South Rampart Street) MPT will host “10 Grand for 10 Years,” hoping to raise $10,000 for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. Here are some additional details:

  • Performance by the Camel Toe Lady Steppers
  • Music by Susan Cowsill
  • Complimentary food
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle
  • $20 tickets


When it was founded in 1998, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic became the nation’s first health initiative dedicated to the health care needs of musicians and artists, as well as their families, whether they are insured, under insured or uninsured. Today, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) is a patient centered medical home for more than 2,500 New Orleans performers providing primary care, mental health, social services, and advocacy regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.


NOMC relies on numerous partners and providers to ensure that musicians and their families have reliable access and high quality health care. One of those is Magnolia Physical Therapy and as co-founding director and board chair Bethany Bultman says, it has been a great relationship.


The New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation is deeply grateful to Magnolia Physical Therapy for their tireless care of our musicians and tradition bearers,” says Bultman.


Magnolia PT is also grateful for relationship says Winkler-Schmit, who besides hosting the event will be appearing with local Carnival dance krewe The Camel Toe Lady Steppers.


“We love to dance, sing eat and drink in New Orleans,” says Winkler-Schmit. “And this is a chance to do that and support a great organization. That’s my kind of party.”