Watch 'Louisiana Rising' tonight, a concert fundraiser for flood victims

ABC13 will show Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief at 7pm tonight on abc13.com and on channel 13.2.

The show will be broadcast from Baton Rouge's River Center Theater from 7-9pm CT and will benefit the 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.


Performers include: Better Than Ezra, Aaron Neville, Hunter Hayes, Rebirth Brass Band, Luther Kent, Chris LeBlanc, Herman Jackson Jazz Quartet, Quiana Lynell, David Torkanowsky, Magnolia Sisters, Chris Thomas King, La Leroux, Ruth Marie, MacKenzie Bourg, Sonny Landreth, Dwayne Dopsie and Zachary Richard.

Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr will co-host the event.


Viewing can take place from any part of the country via live stream on www.louisianarisingfloodrelief.com.

Flooding in August claimed the lives of 13 people and damaged 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 American Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help people affected by the Louisiana floods, estimated at $35 to 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.
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