Phoenix, Ariz. – Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, is spending an entire year traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, performing 200+ concerts in venues ranging from historic theatres to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes. And it won’t cost them a dime because he is donating his time by performing for free.
The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 kicked off on May 17, 2014 with a motorcycle ride and concert to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim, CA, and wraps up with a benefit for a yet to be determined cause on December 31, 2015. Until then, historic theatres, charities and good causes can sign up to be considered.
First announced in November 2013, Helmer’s tour consists of the entertainer’s offer to all charities and nonprofits across America: Upbeat, energetic solo-acoustic 90 minute set of rock and country favorites along with original material from his new CD, Wake Me When It’s Over, at their fundraising event free of charge. To date, more than 150 groups, including seventy-five historic theatres have signed up, ranging from the Kostopulos Dream Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT to the historic Raymond Theatre in Washington. Helmer will not handle any money or donations on behalf of organizations during his performances on the Support YOUR Cause Tour. “I am simply offering to perform at any fundraising event free of charge, to help them raise money and awareness for their cause,” he explained. His only requirement is that the historic theatre or charity has a goal to raise at least $5,000 during their event.
After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him his livelihood and his family, Helmer hit the reset button on his life, building a new one based on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others. The singer is also an enthusiastic volunteer for Musicians On Call and will continue his commitment to their efforts during this tour.
Good causes and historic theatres across America can fundraise with the 2014-2015 edition of Helmer's tour. To be considered, fill out the registration form. Scott Helmer proudly endorses Elixir Strings, Gator Cases, Pedaltrain and Planet Waves. Helmer is also accepting tour sponsors. Businesses and individuals can learn more here.