By Morgan Bryce
Opelika musician and native Abby Miracle is organizing the second annual “Couchella” event April 17 to 19 to benefit MyMusicRx, an organization dedicated to helping hospitalized children and teenagers battle through their illness through the power of music.
Miracle explained that listeners can visit couchellafest.weebly.com on each day of the festival to stream and listen to the event. Under the “Performances” tab, there will be a link to purchase Couchella 2020 T-shirts or donate directly to the cause. All shirt proceeds will be donated to MyMedicRx.
“The first goal I ever had with this event when I created and first hosted it last April is to bring new music to people all over the world, wherever they may be. With everything going on in the world right now, everyone is supposed to stay inside as much as possible, so I believe that we all need an event like this now more than ever,” Miracle said. “And, of course, we are raising funds for MyMusicRx so that those sick kids can learn how to play music and have music brought to them because they need it too.”
Known for her ukelele-playing skills, Miracle said she will perform, along with local musicians like Katie Martin, Larry Mitchell, Dave Potts and Evan Stegner. She added that Couchella patrons can expect performances from other local, region and even international musicians during Couchella’s three-day run. Their goal is to break the $200 raised last year and reach $300.
“Even if you can’t buy a shirt or donate to help us raise money for MyMusicRx, please attend the event online. We’re not charging anything for you to enjoy the festival because I want it to be accessible to everyone with internet connection and a device to watch it on,” Miracle said. “Everyone needs a little music therapy right now, and we’d love to play for you to give you that stress release.”
For more information or updates, Couchella’s social media pages or send email to email@example.com.