Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco headline charity concerts for Gulf Coast


Hollywoodnews.com: Lenny Kravitz is the latest music superstar to join the list of acts performing at Gulf Aid, a benefit concert scheduled for May 16 at Mardi Gras World River City that will benefit those affected by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

So far, the list of talent includes Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint, New Orleans trumpeter Jeremy Davenport and the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, which features Crescent City legends Dr. John, Tab Benoit, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Cyril Neville.

“I’ve come home to New Orleans to lend my support to fishermen & wildlife,” Kravitz posted on his Twitter accountant.

This morning, organizers of the upcoming Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, also announced that profits from that three-day event will benefit coastal conservation and restoration, according to MTV. Hangout will feature sets from Phish’s Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Gov’t Mule, the Roots, Ray LaMontagne, Jakob Dylan, Spearhead, Matisyahu, Girl Talk, and OK Go.

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