May 10, 2010 4:39 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco and Mos Def are
among the headliners for a benefit concert to support relief
efforts for those affected by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of
Kravitz, who lives part of the time in New Orleans, was the
first to sign up when asked by Rehage Entertainment president
Steven Rehage to participate in Gulf Aid. Others participating are:
Allen Toussaint, Zachary Richard, Jeremy Davenport and The Voice of
the Wetlands Allstars, which features Dr. John and Cyril Neville.
The benefit concert will take place on Sunday at Mardi Gras
World River City, which overlooks the Mississippi River in New
Orleans. Tickets cost $50.
Proceeds from the event will benefit fishermen and their
families, whose livelihoods depend on the Gulf, as well as
organizations that fight to protect and shore up Louisiana's coast.