The $30 million needed for Louisiana flood relief will hopefully shrink to a smaller number Tuesday night after AXS TV and other select stations air Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief. The one-hour special includes performances by Hunter Hayes, Better Than Ezra, Aaron Neville and Chris Thomas King. It’s hosted by the dynamic duo of Harry Connick, Jr and Randy Jackson – both Louisiana natives — with the former host also lending a special song to the show’s finale.
The concert was filmed last month in Baton Rouge and raised more than $800,000 for the Red Cross. The August floods made for the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. More than 40,000 homes were damaged, and more than 4,000 people were forced to live in shelters.
Tomorrow’s broadcast will shed light on the devastation via video clips and raise money via celebrity appearances. 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 and Tim McGraw are all set to give special messages on the show.
Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief airs on AXS TV Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 p.m. ET.