BATON ROUGE, LA (WCSC/RAYCOM MEDIA) - The parent company of Live 5 News will present a star-studded concert benefiting Louisiana flood relief on Labor Day.
Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief will be broadcast LIVE across all Raycom Media television stations, including Live 5 News, and will be carried nationally on Bounce TV from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
Grammy-winner and New Orleans native Aaron Neville will join performers Hunter Hayes and Better than Ezra and hosts Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr, among others, for the event to raise money for the American Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief. A full list of performers can be found here.
In addition, several celebrities will be offering messages of support, including Louisiana natives Eli Manning, Britney Spears, Trace Adkins and Tim McGraw. LSU coach Les Miles and former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr will also make a statement.
Raycom Media's Tupelo-Honey Raycom will produce the show, and Johnny Palazzotto, a fixture of the Baton Rouge music scene, will serve as music director. The show will be broadcast from Baton Rouge's River Center Theater and will benefit the American Red Cross's Louisiana Flood Relief fund.
The August floods are responsible for the deaths of 13 people and damage to more than 60,000 homes. At least 100,000 people need assistance. Thousands are living in shelters. Early damage estimates reach $20-billion. The American Red Cross says the disaster in Louisiana is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the Northeast in 2012.
To donate and help those affected by the flood, click here.