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Celebs to support flood relief with September benefit concert

*Update 9/2
New Orleans-native and R&B musician Aaron Neville has been added to the “Louisiana Rising” lineup, according to WAFB.

“I’m happy to be able to aid Louisiana, my home state,” Neville said, according to WAFB. “The people there are in my prayers- that they can find their way back. God bless.”

*Update 8/31
Country star Hunter Hayes has been added to the concert’s lineup, WAFB reports.

“I am so thrilled to be a part of this benefit concert,” Hayes said, according to WAFB. “I hope it not only helps the people who need our help, but also brings much needed attention to the beautiful people of my home state.”

Hayes, a Grammy nominee, is originally from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Original Story:

Randy Jackson and Harry Connick, Jr. are just a couple of celebrities coming out in support of Louisiana flood relief with a benefit concert to be held at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sept. 5, The Advocate reports. The concert, dubbed “Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief,” will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The concert will feature performances from Better Than Ezra, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Luther Kent and more.

“Saddened by the devastating tragedies that keep affecting my Louisiana,” Jackson said, according to The Advocate. “I want to help restore hope to people that are hurting in a place that I will always call home.”

The concert will benefit the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Relief Fund.

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