SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A free concert was held for all nurses in western Massachusetts featuring the band Trailer Trash on Friday.

Holyoke Medical Center hosted Nurses Rock: Salute to Nurse Heroes” to show appreciation to all nurses in the community. The event was held in downtown Springfield inside Tower Square located at 1550 Main Street begins at 5:30 p.m.

All nurses were invited, regardless of where they work. More than 300 nurses pre-registered to enjoy live music by Trailer Trash, a western Mass. country band, along with free food, free drinks, free parking, and free giveaways.

Spiros Hatiras, the President and CEO at Holyoke Medical Center told 22News, “But really all of the nurses in the valley have given a lot over the last few years. A lot of stress, a lot of pressure. We felt that we should do an event, to just thank everyone for all of the hard work they do everyday.”

(Courtesy: Valley Health Systems)

“This is our way of showing our gratitude to all nurses, not just our own, for working tirelessly to keep our community healthy,” said Margaret-Ann Azzaro, DNP, RN, CENP, Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Holyoke Medical Center.