ONE-HOUR SPECIAL LOUISIANA RISING BENEFIT CONCERT TO AIR ON AXS TV AND SELECT RAYCOM MEDIA STATIONS
MONTGOMERY, AL – Oct. 19, 2016 – Viewers will enjoy a star-studded lineup as the Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief highlight show airs on AXS TVTuesday, October 25th at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. This one-hour edited special, produced by Tupelo-Honey Raycom, will highlight many of the great moments and performances of the live broadcast. Terrific music, 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 are all part of this one-hour concert.
Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson co-host from Baton Rouge’s River Center Theater, alongside performers Better Than Ezra, Aaron Neville, Hunter Hayes and Chris Thomas King. AXS TV will air the special Tuesday, October 25th at 11pm Eastern time, 8pm Pacific time. Select Raycom Media stations will also air the special throughout the month of October. Check local listings.
“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 of the American Red Cross in Louisiana,” stated Pat LaPlatney, President and CEO of Raycom Media. “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.”
“When the flooding happened in Louisiana, so many people jumped to answer the call to give their time and effort to help,” said Mark Cuban, CEO of AXS TV. “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 thrilling moments featured in 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 Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.
To learn more about the work of the American Red Cross and how you can help, go to www.redcross.org. Donors can choose where they would like their donation utilized.
ABOUT RAYCOM MEDIA
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations and 2 radio stations in 42 markets located in 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households and employs over 4,700 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom Media owns PureCars (digital ad platform for automotive), Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo-Honey Raycom (a NY-based production company), RTM Productions (a Franklin, TN-based automotive programming production and marketing solutions company), WebStream Sports (an Indianapolis-based, live event production company) and Broadview Media (a post-production/digital signage company based in Montgomery, AL). Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, AL.
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