Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief will now include the unmistakable voice of New Orleans-native Aaron Neville. Raycom Media is presenting the flood relief concert LIVE on Labor Day, September 5, 2016, from 7-9 PM (CT).
"I'm happy to be able to aid Louisiana, my home state," said Neville. "The people there are in my prayers- that they can find their way back. God bless."
Aaron Neville is a Grammy-award winning R&B vocalist, and one of The Neville Brothers. He is a New Orleans native who now lives in New York. His career spans more than 50 years and includes multiple platinum albums and Top 10 hits, like "Tell It Like It Is" (1967) and "Don't Know Much" (1989). His newest R&B album, Apache, was just released.
Neville joins Hunter Hayes, Better Than Ezra and more than a dozen other artists performing on the show. Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr will co-host the LIVE show. All are Louisiana natives who are saddened by the destruction and devastation from historic flooding in South Louisiana. A complete list of artists is available on the concert website: louisianarisingfloodrelief.com. The show will be broadcast from Baton Rouge's River Center Theater and will benefit the American Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief.
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.
Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief will be broadcast LIVE across all Raycom Media television stations, other stations have joined the cause and it will be carried nationally on Bounce TV (Visit BounceTV.com for local channel information.) For a complete listing of where to watch go to louisianarisingfloodrelief.com.