The Big Dreams Tour

James Orrigo’s “Big Dreams” tour, funded by CCRF, provides a creative experience for kids fighting cancer in hospitals around the country. James brings his guitar, along with a portable recording studio into a child’s hospital room and helps them write a song and animate a music video that expresses the child’s own creative ideas – the sillier, the better.

For that hour or two, the child gets James’s full attention and is able to find a positive distraction from the difficulties of their cancer treatment. Once James leaves the hospital, he sends the raw recordings and animations to a team who helps create a fully animated music video for the child to proudly share with friends, family and hospital staff.

About the Tour

"In the hospital environment, patients do not have much control over their situation. Our interactive process is such a hit because it puts them in charge of creating. My goal is to give these kids a chance to be silly and dream big, and then show them how their imaginations can come to life."
James Orrigo

Big Dreams 2019 Tour Dates:

Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN – May 15, 2019

Children’s National – Washington, DC – May 24, 2019

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters – Virginia Beach, VA – May 29, 2019

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2019

City of Hope – Los Angeles, CA – June 11, 2019

Seattle Children’s Hospital – Seattle, WA – June 2019

Tufts Medical Center – Boston, MA – June 2019

Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston, TX – July 1, 2019

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – July 2, 2019

Children’s Hospital of Illinois – Peoria, IL – July 2019

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – Chicago, IL – July 2019

Songs and Music Videos