A star studded lineup is set for viewers tonight! Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief is being presented tonight by 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.
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.
The live show will be carried in 91 markets in total. In addition, Bounce TV will carry across all of their stations reaching 85 percent of the country.
Viewing can take place from any part of the country via live stream on louisianarisingfloodrelief.com. The live stream will offer the concert LIVE plus extended coverage as it will continue for another hour of performances after the completion of the broadcast portion.
For a complete listing of where to watch go to louisianarisingfloodrelief.com.
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.