‘Gulf Aid: Concert For The Coast’ Airs Tomorrow Night

Less than one week ago, several artists came together in New Orleans for a benefit concert to raise funds for Gulf Coast wetland recovery efforts, fishermen and their families. But the story doesn’t stop with the concert’s final encore. You can watch the entire event tomorrow night in the comfort of your own home.

“Gulf Aid: Concert For The Coast” was one of those benefit events the music biz is famous for. Coming together on a moment’s notice, the New Orleans concert on May 16 featured Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and many more artists and bands to raise funds for those impacted by the oil spill resulting from the fire and explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in mid-April. The site was provided by Mardi Gras World partners Joe Jaeger and Barry Kern, while Rehage Entertainment (New Orleans’ , ) produced the concert.

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Performing at the Gulf Aid benefit concert in New Orleans.

Now you can see it on TV only six days after it took place as Madison Square Garden’s national music television cable channel Fuse airs the show at 11 p.m. Eastern, 10 p.m. Central.

Although the concert was Sunday, that doesn’t mean the event has stopped raising funds. You can purchase a version of “It Ain’t My Fault” featuring Mos Def, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty, on iTunes.

It’s also not too late to make a donation. You can text a contribution by texting GULFAID followed by a space and then the amount you wish to donate, to 27138. Of course, you can also help out the Gulf Coast via old-fashioned snail mail. For more information, click here for the Gulf Aid website. For more information about tomorrow night’s broadcast, click here for Fuse.tv.