LT. GOV. to host benefit for Grammy nominees
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will host a concert to benefit Louisiana Grammy nominees.
The event is called ‘Only in Louisiana,’ and is intended to raise money for musicians who need financial help getting to Los Angeles for the awards show. The State’s Office of Tourism is a co-sponsor, and Pal Production Company is producing the concert.
‘Only In Louisiana’ will be headlined by the Hot 8 Brass Band, Zachary Richard, and Terrance Simien. All of whom received a Grammy nomination this year.
Artists who participated in the 2013 Louisiana Music Ambassador Program will also be recognized.
The state Office of Tourism’s Music Ambassador Program sponsors Louisiana acts playing at major festivals around the country and the world. In exchange, sponsored Louisiana musicians promote the state as a top travel destination for music lovers. The program has sent native musicians to over 20 states and eight foreign countries.
Lt. Governor Dardenne said that he is, “thrilled to put together this program highlighting Louisiana’s best musicians and raising funds to offset nominees’ travel expenses.”
A total of 11 musical acts from Louisiana received a 2014 Grammy nomination, including artists such as Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw, Allen Toussaint, Terence Blanchard, Bobby Rush, Andrew Duhon, Bishop Paul S. Morton and PJ Morton.
The ‘Only in Louisiana’ benefit concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on January 11, 2014 at the Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s auditorium. Tickets are currently available at brmhs.ebrschools.org