Louisiana Rising, flood relief concert broadcasted live on Labor Day on News Channel 25

Posted at 3:42 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 19:25:32-04

BATON ROUGE, LA (KXXV/RAYCOM MEDIA) - A star studded lineup is set for viewers tonight!

Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief is being presented tonight by KXXV News Channel 25's parent company, Raycom Media LIVE from 7-9 PM (CT). The show will be broadcast from Baton Rouge’s River Center Theater and will benefit American Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief.  It will be on News Channel 25 TV and live-streamed online.


Throughout the broadcast tonight, Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., John Goodman, Britney Spears, James Taylor, Trace Adkins, Governor John Bel Edwards, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Scott Bakula, Vanessa Ferlito, Les Miles and Tim McGraw will be lending messages of support. 

Better Than Ezra, Aaron Neville, Hunter Hayes, Rebirth Brass Band, Luther Kent, Chris LeBlanc, Herman Jackson Jazz Quartet, Quiana Lynell, David Torkanowsky, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Sonny Landreth, Dwayne Dopsie and Zachary Richard are among the artist performing on the show. Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr will co-host the LIVE show.  

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The August floods are responsible for the deaths of 13 people and damage to an estimated 154,000 homes.  Tens of thousands of people need assistance. Thousands are still living in shelters.  Early estimates put total damage at $20 billion and initial recovery efforts are critical.

Louisiana Rising will benefit Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help people affected by the Louisiana Floods, estimated at $35-40 million. The Red Cross says the disaster in Louisiana is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the Northeast in 2012.

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