Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief

Stars align to help victims of South Louisiana floods.

Helping hands come together in a huge relief effort to aid South Louisiana flood victims. Raycom Media, parent company of 62 stations including WVUE, hosts a star-studded concert on Monday, Sept. 5 to benefit flood victims in south Louisiana.

Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief will be hosted by Louisiana natives Randy Jackson and Harry Connick, Jr. The concert will air live on FOX 8 and Bounce TV Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show will be broadcast from the River Center Theater in Baton Rouge and will include such acts as Better Than Ezra, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Luther Kent, and Rockin’ Dopsie.

“I want to help raise awareness and restore hope to people that are hurting in the place that I will always call home,” said Jackson, who was born in Baton Rouge.

Entertainer and Louisiana native Harry Connick, Jr. also echoed similar sentiments.

“So sorry that my home state is undergoing such hardship once again,” said the star. “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.”

The goal of the concert is to raise awareness of the tragedy and raise money for the victims, according to Raycom management.

“As broadcasters, we have a responsibility to help people of the areas we serve,” said Sandy Breland, Raycom Media Group Vice President. “So many people are hurting, right now. And they have lost so much, our hope is that this concert can help raise money for them to rebuild their lives.”

The concert will benefit the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Flood Relief fund. Stay tuned to your local Raycom station for more information.