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Original song by Sadie Fox, contributed to Pelham CouchFest

Support Pelham Nonprofits and Enjoy Local Music at Town’s First Ever Virtual Concert

Pelham residents are invited to rock out or chill out from the comfort of their own couches while raising money for local nonprofits during Pelham’s first-ever live virtual concert – aptly named PelhamCouchFest featuring many of the community’s favorite musicians.


PelhamCouchFest, powered by Meridian Risk Management and Meridian Realty Consultants will start at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 30th and can be viewed at www.pelhamcouchfest.com or on YouTube. Performances will kick off following the nightly community applause for front-line workers. Stephen Byfield, videographer and editor, will direct and stream the concert.


Virtual concert-goers will be able to donate directly from the website and can direct funds to the nonprofit of their choice.


Beneficiaries include: Pelham Together, Junior League of Pelham, The Picture House, Friends of the Town of Pelham Public Library, Pelham Art Center, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Children’s Center, and County Harvest.


PelhamCouchFest is the brainchild of civic-minded Pelham residents Kara McLoughlin and Louise Kelly, who wanted to find a way to support the town’s nonprofits, which have had to cancel fundraisers while expanding and offering new, innovative programming to serve their communities during the pandemic.


“Our nonprofits are a huge part of the fabric of the Pelham community and rely on the community for support, especially now,” said Kelly, of the Village of Pelham.


McLoughlin, of Pelham Manor, said, “Since we started sheltering in place, I have downloaded movies from The Picture House and e-books from the Pelham Public Library. I participated in a virtual art history discussion with Pelham Art Center and bought masks through Pelham Together. The Junior League is helping feed front line hospital staff and first responders. And County Harvest is making sure that those who need food, get it. I wanted to give back and I know that everyone else in Pelham always does, too. And I miss dancing at the galas. Now, we will rock out during PelhamCouchFest.”


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Allison Leah Releases “We Can Still Sing”, will Perform at Couchella

Allison Leah, Class of 2014 graduate from Pelham Memorial High School is an accomplished folk-pop, singer-songwriter with well known songs such as Fly Home and Colorado. Her brand new release entitled, “We Can Still Sing,” was inspired by those that have stood on their balconies around the world in the face of hardship and sickness.


The song features family members Melissa Altschiller (’18) and Zachary Altschiller (’22), as well as her parents Jon and Tami Altschiller.


Allison will be performing her new song at the upcoming “Couchella” virtual festival.


You can listen to “We Can Still Sing” on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuxnnvZG_7k

Visit allisonleahmusic.com for more information and pelhamcouchella.com