Cablevision: Katrina Concert to PPV


Cablevision Systems Corp.'s Madison Square Garden is planning to offer its Sept. 20 live concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina via pay-per-view.

The concert, “From The Big Apple to The Big Easy: NYC’s Concerts for the Gulf Coast,” is expected to retail at a suggested price of $19.95, with all PPV proceeds going to aid the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, according to executives close to the situation.

Performers expected to perform include Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, John Fogerty, Lenny Kravitz, Simon & Garfunkel and The Neville Brothers.