BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Rising: Songs From Home will feature numerous artists based throughout the state singing from their front porches, living rooms, backyards, or wherever they find themselves quarantined.
“Our team is very excited to bring this program to our community," said Joe Sciortino, WAFB general manager. "Our wish is that it will bring happiness and hope to the great folks of Louisiana during this trying time.”
Louisiana has maintained one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the country, and the state-mandated shelter-in-place order has impacted every facet of daily life. These artists, who are donating their time and talent, have seen their work come to a halt with concerts and festivals canceled and music clubs closed.
The concert series is set to air for at least three consecutive weekends, starting Saturday, April 4 and will feature different artists each week as the shelter-in-place mandate stays in effect.
“Statewide, our dedicated journalists are doing an incredible job reporting the facts about COVID-19, but we know that information can sometimes by scary,” said Gray Television Senior Vice President Sandy Breland. “While we may be distant, we’re excited to bring people together and spread a little joy through music, which is such an integral part of our culture.”
Louisiana Rising: Songs From Home will air on the below stations and digital platforms owned by Gray Television across the state:
- WVUE - New Orleans
- WAFB - Baton Rouge
- KALB - Alexandria
- KPLC - Lake Charles
- KSLA - Shreveport
- KNOE - Monroe
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