A benefit concert to help victims of Louisiana flooding is on tap for Sept. 5, with Louisiana natives Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr. on board as co-hosts.
Raycom Media announced plans for “Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief,” which will air live across all Raycom Media TV stations and on Bounce TV.
“More than a dozen well-known artists will play in the concert, including New Orleans-based Better Than Ezra,” the announcement notes. “Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Luther Kent and Rockin’ Dopsie have also joined the cause. A complete lineup will be available in the coming days.”
The show at Baton Rouge’s River Center Theater will be produced by Raycom Media’s Tupelo-Honey Raycom, with Johnny Palazzotto, a fixture of the Baton Rouge music scene, serving as music director. The show will benefit the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Flood Relief fund.
Pat LaPlatney, Raycom Media President and CEO, said in the announcement: “We are very proud of the coverage our employees at WAFB have provided to viewers in the Baton Rouge area, despite their personal losses. With the help of Cary Glotzer’s team at Tupelo-Honey Raycom, the rest of the country will see what a terrible and devastating event that this continues to be and how they can help. Our goal is to raise awareness — and more importantly, money — for the tens of thousands of people who need help to get back on their feet.”