Louisiana Rising Benefit Concert Highlights To Air On AXS TV, Raycom Media Stations
October 19, 2016 at 12:19 PM (PT)
"LOUISIANA Rising: A Benefit Concert For Flood Relief" highlight show will air on AXS TV TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25th at 11p (ET)/8p (PT). This one-hour edited special, produced by TUPELO-HONEY RAYCOM, will highlight many of the great moments and performances of the live broadcast as a thank you to all of those who supported the flood relief efforts in LOUISIANA, and an opportunity to assist the AMERICAN RED CROSS with their continuing efforts by making a donation.
HARRY CONNICK, JR., and RANDY JACKSON co-hosted from BATON ROUGE’s RIVER CENTER THEATER, alongside local native performers BETTER THAN EZRA, AARON NEVILLE, HUNTER HAYES and CHRIS THOMAS KING. Aside from AXS TV, select RAYCOM MEDIA stations will also air the special throughout the month of OCTOBER. Check local listings.
RAYCOM MEDIA Pres./CEO PAT LaPLATNEY commented: “We were excited about the live show and appreciated all the artists and sponsors who gave their time and talent to assist with the flood relief efforts. We are grateful for the outpouring of support and donations by those who viewed the live concert. The work of the AMERICAN RED CROSS is critical in responding to disasters like the historic floods in LOUISIANA. We appreciate the generous offer of MARK CUBAN and the team at AXS TV to air the edited special and highlight this important work."
Added AXS TV CEO MARK CUBAN: "When the flooding happened in LOUISIANA, so many people jumped to answer the call to give their time and effort to help. This concert is all for them -- the RED CROSS, the volunteers, and the great people of LOUISIANA. This truly is a memorable concert event, and AXS TV is proud to be a part of it."
Throughout the special 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, TIM McGRAW and others will lend messages of support.
One of the highlights of the one-hour special is the rousing conclusion as HARRY CONNICK JR. took to the piano with all artists on stage singing “You Are My Sunshine,” which is one of LOUISIANA’s state songs made popular by former state Governor JIMMIE DAVIS.
To learn more about the work of the AMERICAN RED CROSS and how you can help, go to www.redcross.org.