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The Scarsdale Business Alliance has announced a final list of musical guests and food trucks for a music festival dubbed Scarchella, slated for Sept. 14 in Scarsdale Village.

SBA has chosen six performers and is still waiting to finalize a Scarsdale High School band. The bands confirmed as of July 29 include Louise in Trouble, Someday Radio, The Big Red Words, The Del Bocas, Where is Phi? and The Mod Tones.

“Scarchella is going to be an epic community event in Scarsdale,” said Robert Shire, SHS class of ’85, bassist and singer for Where is Phi?, a band that plays music across the decades from the ’60s to today.

“We are super excited to share our love of music with family and friends and help bring the community together,” Shire said. “We’ve assembled some great local bands that are thrilled to play in this inaugural event … We even have some high school boys planning to show their talents.”

Shire, along with the help of Jane Veron, a village trustee, and ML Perlman, creator and president of the Scarsdale Arts Advisory Council, helped create the Scarchella Music Festival as a way to bring the community together through music and to raise money for charity.

It’s going to be a great show with “something for everyone,” Shire said. “Scarsdale has never experienced something like this before. It will be a true community event in our village.”

One of the charities the SBA has chosen to support for this event is Backyard Sports Cares, a nonprofit founded by Scarsdale resident Danny Bernstein, which instills increased self-confidence and a love of sports for children who may not have access to traditional sports programs.

Another selected charity is South East Consortium for Special Services Inc., which provides therapeutic recreation programs and leisure related services to children and adults with disabilities in Westchester County.

The food at the event will be located on Chase Road and Spencer Place, and will include a barbecue cookout hosted by the Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association, as well as more food options from Sapori Italian restaurant, Bistro 808, Graziella’s Food Truck and Sloppie Joe’s Food Truck. Zachys will also host a wine and beer tent for anyone over the age of 21 with ID.

A Family Fun Zone will have two bouncy castles as well as a tent of children’s activities open during the musical performances.

Scarchella will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. General admission to the festival will be $5 per person with an option to add a donation to benefit the partner charities. Admission to the Zachys Wine and Beer Tent will be $25 for age 21 and up with ID.

The primary sponsor is Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, which is joined by Westchester Magazine, Rudy’s Music NYC, Pepe Infiniti, Houlihan Lawrence and Zachys Wine & Liquors.

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