Eastern Ky. flood victims attend Kentucky Rising benefit concert

WKYT News at 6:00 PM
Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 8:09 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Tuesday night, Eastern Kentucky flood victims were set to take in a special benefit concert that will help people affected by the historic flooding.

It’s called “Kentucky Rising” and it took place at Rupp Arena we were on the scene to talk to flood victims who were in attendance.

Thousands descended on Rupp Arena for Kentucky Rising, a benefit concert featuring some of Kentucky’s biggest names in music.

ARH hosted a pre-concert party to celebrate the occasion.

ARH CEO and president Hollie Phillips said the organization invited more than 40 flood survivors to take part in this night. ARH also partnered with New Frontier to create Appalachia merchandise for sale.

All of the proceeds went towards supporting the flood-ravaged region.

Phillips says 172 of her own employees lost everything in the flooding this summer. So she appreciates the support of fellow Kentuckians and hopes as many people as turned up to hear some good tunes for a good cause.

“We’re so hopeful that people can join in tonight whether it’s here in person or live streamed and let’s just have a little celebration tonight,” Phillips told WKYT.