Two Tempe establishments help entertainer Scott Helmer raise money and awareness for people with disabilities and special needs in advance of his Guinness Worlds Records attempt on #GivingTuesday.
Phoenix, Ariz. – During the 24 hours from Monday night November 30 to Tuesday night December 1, a date widely known as #GivingTuesday, independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer will attempt to set a new Guinness World Records title for Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours (multiple cities). Originally set by hip-hop star Jay-Z in 2006, the current record is 10, set by Hunter Hayes in 2014. Helmer plans to beat that record with 12 concerts to help raise $1 million for Camp K, a Utah-based non-profit that works with special needs kids and adults from all across the country - WATCH the Official #GWR4CampK Commercial
To ramp up for this momentous event, Fat Tuesday Tempe and The Handle Bar are hosting a pre-Guinness World Records title attempt celebration and fundraising event to support Camp K. Helmer will take the stage at Fat Tuesday from 4-6 PM on Saturday, November 28, performing rock and country favorites along with holiday tunes. Attendees can then see the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Parade, which will pass right by the venue on Mill Avenue from 6-7 PM. After the parade, Helmer will perform again from 7-9 PM.
Attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle with prizes such as 4 VIP tickets to the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, gift certificates to The Salvage Company, a print from Rich Helmer, and more. Raffle tickets are available by making a donation to Camp K. Winners will be announced immediately after the parade, and patrons must be present to win. Hot chocolate and candy canes will also be given to all who make a donation to Camp K. “Scott always plays at Fat Tuesday Tempe when he’s getting ready to hit the road on tour. It’s not every day you get the chance to help support a Guinness World Records while also supporting a charity like Camp K. The fact that it’s our own Scott Helmer doing it is the icing on the cake,” said Fat Tuesday Tempe proprietor Chad Wilford.
Helmer’s world record attempt will launch on Monday, November 30 from Tin Roof, a live music venue in San Diego. Helmer will take the stage at 8:00 PM to entertain the crowd with his upbeat set of rock and country favorites along with original material from his new CD, Wake Me When It’s Over. His Guinness World Records attempt will begin at 9:00 PM. From there, he will perform 10 additional short concerts in CA, NV, and UT, including appearances in Temecula, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Mesquite, St. George, Cedar City, Provo, Tooele, Logan, Ogden, and the wrap-up in Salt Lake City. Check the Official Tour Dates page on Helmer’s website to get your tickets to any of these events.
Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Big Country, has already spent well over a year traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, donating his time and talent by performing 100+ concerts for free in venues ranging from historic theatres to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes. To date, Helmer's 'Support YOUR Cause' tour has helped raise over $1,000,000 for worthy causes ranging from special needs children and adults to military veterans and their families, animal and pet charities, food banks, non-profit theatres, and many more. The world record attempt will turbo-boost his already-successful tour.
After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him his livelihood and his family, Helmer hit the reset button on his life to focus on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others, which is why he’s also an enthusiastic volunteer for Musicians On Call. Helmer notes, “If I can come back from the brink, anyone can. I hope my story inspires others to never give up.” He is deeply moved by the good work happening at Camp K on behalf of people living with disabilities, and hopes millions of people from around the world will support this important cause.