In addition to the fantastic-looking September 20th Katrina Benefit at MSG AND this last minute other benefit show tonight, Sept. 15, there’s this nearby:

New York, September 12, 2005 – will also host its own “From The Big Apple to the Big Easy,” ’s Concert for the Gulf Coast, coinciding with the All-Star concert being held at on September 20th.

This is the first time that the two legendary venues – the World’s Most Famous Arena and the Showplace of the Nation – have joined together to hold simultaneous benefit concerts.

So…who’s playing?

Appearing on the Great Stage at as part of “From the Big to the Big Easy” will be ; ; ; Trio; ; The ; with the ; . Additional artists to be announced soon.

Additionally, announced several new performers that will join its All-Star line-up at the Garden, including ; ; Simon & Garfunkel; Clarence “Frogman” Henry; Dave Bartholomew; ; and Troy “Tromboneshorty” Andrews. They will perform with previously announced performers: Bette Midler; ; ; ; ; ; Steve Nicks; ; the ; ; the ; ; the and . can no longer participate due to injury.

It’s really too bad they had to put on the DL, but this will open up a much-needed roster spot for a fireballing reliever. Makes the manager’s job much easier. Hopefully he’ll be on the field in Clearwater for Spring Training, though.

Now, as for how will be playing both shows, that’s beyond me. It won’t be too tough, as the venues aren’t that far apart, but that would be some Houdini s*** right there.

Tickets for the Garden event are on sale now. Tickets for the Radio City Music Hall event go on sale Thursday, September 15th at 10:00am.