From the Big Apple to the Big Easy

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From the Big Apple to the Big Easy were New York City's benefit concerts for the Gulf Coast. They were a collaborative effort between Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. The purpose was to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The simultaneous concerts took place on September 20, 2005. Proceeds have reached approximately $9 million, which was directed to the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund, Habitat for Humanity, MusiCares, and the Children's Health Fund.

Performances included: Jimmy Buffett, Ed Bradley, Irma Thomas, Bette Midler, Elton John, Elvis Costello, John Fogerty, Simon and Garfunkel.


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