Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson Will Co-Host a Benefit Concert for Louisiana Flood Victims

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Harry Connick, Jr. and Randy Jackson will be teaming up to help their home state of Louisiana, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The former American Idol judges are set to co-host Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief on Labor Day, and the live broadcast will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the River Center Theater. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Flood Relief Center, according to The Advocate. “Saddened by the devastating tragedies that keep affecting my Louisiana,” Jackson said, “I want to help restore hope to people that are hurting in a place that I will always call home.” Connick wants to bring “much needed attention to the good people of Louisiana.” He added, “So sorry that my home state is undergoing such hardship once again. Seems like just yesterday that Katrina left a path of destruction.” MacKenzie Bourg, an American Idol season 15 alum who was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, will also perform. Currently, the lineup includes Better Than Ezra, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, and Luther Kent, but a full lineup should be announced next week.

Connick Jr., Jackson to Co-Host Benefit Concert