JasonAldean2018The Onsite Foundation celebrated their annual INSPIRE event last night, with a special evening honoring Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell with their Inspiration Award. The night recognized O’Connell and his team’s ongoing commitment to helping the victims and families of the Oct. 1 tragedy in Las Vegas. At an intimate event at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, sincere speeches were given by guests from the country music community including Maren Morris, Tyler and Hayley Hubbard, Big & Rich, Rory Feek, Onsite’s CEO Miles Adcox and more. The evening also saw performances by Jason Aldean and Big & Rich paying tribute to the work and commitment to music demonstrated by O’Connell and The Onsite Foundation.

The Onsite Foundation has created a 100% Scholarship, trauma and grief intensive program specifically for those who lost loved ones from the Oct. 1 tragedy and proceeds from last night’s INSPIRE event will benefit this directly, helping to find healing through mental health resources.

“An event like last night helps fund a mission beyond our wildest dreams,” said Miles Adcox, CEO of The Onsite Foundation. “Every dollar raised will go to a family member who suffered a loss as a result of the tragedy in Las Vegas last year, allowing them a fully paid scholarship to come spend a week at Onsite. It has been amazing to get to work with Brian who came to us and said “help me, help them,” and through programs like this we can.”

“The INSPIRE award is the person sitting next to you, we need to inspire each other,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. “We can make our community and everyone we touch that much better, by just humanizing mental health. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone who’s been touched by mental illness or touched by a loss.”