The concert event, “Songs for a Tomorrow: A Benefit Concert” in memory of singer Aaron Carter, raised $150,000 with proceeds benefiting On Our Sleeves, a charity that focuses on helping children who are battling mental and emotional health problems. The event took place on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the West Hollywood nightclub co-owned by singer Lance Bass of NSYNC. Carter died on Nov. 5, 2022, at the age of 34.
The event featured performances from Aaron’s older brother Nick Carter, who was joined by his Backstreet Boys co-member AJ McLean, Lance Bass and 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons. Other stars at the event who performed included Ryan Cabrera, David Archuleta, B. Howard, LFO’s Brad Fischetti and O-Town.
According to Entertainment tonight, McLean and Bass performed Nsync’s “Bye Bye Bye.” They were joined by Nick and Timmons for BSB’s “I Want It That Way” and “Shape Of My Heart.” Nick reportedly performed his newly released single, “Hurts To Love You,” which is dedicated to his late brother.
The event at Heart WeHo was hosted Aaron’s twin sister Angel Conrad and Bass. The goal of the event was raise awareness for mental health. Throughout the evening, Nick and other performers spoke about mental health in between their song numbers.
Aaron’s on-again, off-again fiancée, Melanie Martin and Aaron’s mother, Jane Carter, made headlines when they said they believed Carter died of a drug overdose after they allegedly found text messages between him and an alleged drug dealer. However, the family is still waiting for a toxicology report to confirm their suspicion.
On Our Sleeves is the national movement to break stigmas around children’s mental health. No family should struggle alone on their journey. Their mission is to provide free mental health educational resources to every community in America to educate families and empower advocates. They also support access to services by connecting families to trusted local resources.
To learn more, visit: https://www.onoursleeves.org/about.