Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert to For Flood Relief to Be Held Labor Day in Baton Rouge
Raycom Media will be presenting a benefit concert on Labor Day, September 5, to raise funds for flood relief in Louisiana.
Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief will be hosted by Louisiana natives Randy Jackson and Harry Connick, Jr.
The concert will be broadcast on several TV stations including our partners at KATC-TV 3 from 7-9pm.
"So sorry that my home state is undergoing such hardship once again," stated Harry Connick Jr. "Seems like just yesterday that Katrina left a path of destruction. I hope that this benefit concert brings much needed attention to the good people of Louisiana."
More than a dozen artists will be performing during the concert. Some of the acts include Better Than Ezra, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Luther Kent, and Rockin’ Dopsie.
The floods that devastated south Louisiana, killed 13 people and damaged more than 60,000 homes. At least 100,000 need assistance, and early damage estimates reach $20 billion.