24 Nights with Scott Helmer: A Good-Cause Performance Marathon Makes Stop in Rossville

Phoenix, Ariz. – When the busy holiday season has you feeling stressed, take a break to catch a performance of singer/songwriter Scott Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013. The 24 Nights leg of the tour will span over 3,000 miles, 9 states and more than 24 consecutive performances. “The holiday season is a magical time, but can also be very tough for people who are down on their luck,” Helmer said. From Chandler, Arizona on November 29th to Minden, Nevada on December 25th, 24 Nights will make stops in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada.  During his tour shows, venues will be conducting their own fundraisers like food and toy drives to help people in need. In between shows, Helmer will also donate his own time to play in hospitals. “It can be a lonely time for those folks, so I’ll help spread a little holiday cheer.”

Helmer will be in Rossville, performing his solo acoustic act at the American Legion Post #31 located at 442 Main Street. The all-ages event begins at 7:00 PM and admission is free for anyone that brings a new, unwrapped toy on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The good cause that will benefit from this stop on the tour is the Legion Toy Drive. Post #31 is collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute to needy local families and friends of the Legion. In addition, the Post #31 kitchen will be open and serving dinner from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, and the bar will remain open until 2:00 AM. 

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on January 23, will be made available free of charge to anyone who donates at least $5 to a good cause. The first single, Time To Say Goodbye, is already available for free and can be downloaded from www.scotthelmer.com/music. Getting the album is based on three easy steps: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Forward your donation confirmation email or receipt to support@scotthelmer.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album.  Helmer’s goal with the album and tour is ambitious: He wants to raise $1 million in donations to good causes all around the world.

The contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop music on Wake Me When It’s Over was written and performed by Scott Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer. The album was crafted at the Waterfront Studios of legendary producer Henry Hirsch, whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger. Hirsch also contributed to the effort by playing bass guitar and B3 organ. The songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

Helmer’s tour is inspired by his own hard knocks. “In the last recession, I lost everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “We have to support the good organizations that offer lifelines to people in need." The tour, which kicked off on April 30, features solo acoustic performances of songs from the album and covers of Helmer’s favorite rock and country hits.  “I never expected this many bookings so early on. Now all we need is for 200,000 people to each donate $5 to their favorite cause to reach our ambitious goal,” said Helmer. “And I think it’ll happen.”

Information and bookings for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 through the website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.   

Scott Helmer Meets Playboy Playmates Nikki Leigh and Raquel Pomplun, Live On-Air

Phoenix, Ariz. – When Scott Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 enters The 24 Nights leg, he will span 3,000 miles, 9 states and more than 24 consecutive performances. Helmer will also be making a live appearance on Playboy Radio’s newest program, Playmates Present, hosted by Playmates Nikki Leigh (Miss May 2012) and Raquel Pomplun (Miss April 2012). The program with Helmer will air Monday, December 3 at 4:00 PM PST, on Sirius XM Channel 102. He’ll play some of his music live and discuss what’s happening with the 24 Nights leg of his Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013. The show features celebrity guests and musical acts such as Kevin Connelly from Entourage, Kristen Rentin from Sons of Anarchy, Cheryl Burke from Dancing with the Stars, and PMOYs Sara Underwood and Jayde Nicole. Helmer hopes his appearance on Playmates Present will help get the word out about 24 Nights and the cause.

“The holiday season is a magical time, but can also be very tough for people who are down on their luck,” Helmer said. From Chandler, Arizona on November 29th to Minden, Nevada on December 25th, 24 Nights will make stops in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. During his tour shows, venues will be conducting their own fundraisers like food and toy drives to help people in need. In between shows, Helmer will also donate his own time to play in hospitals. “It can be a lonely time for those folks, so I’ll help spread a little holiday cheer.”

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on January 23, will be made available free of charge to anyone who donates at least $5 to a good cause. The first single, Time To Say Goodbye, is already available for free and can be downloaded from www.scotthelmer.com/music. Getting the album is based on three easy steps: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Forward your donation confirmation email or receipt to support@scotthelmer.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album. Helmer’s goal with the album and tour is ambitious: He wants to raise $1 million in donations to good causes all around the world.

The contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop music on Wake Me When It’s Over was written and performed by Scott Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer. The album was crafted at the Waterfront Studios of legendary producer Henry Hirsch, whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger. Hirsch also contributed to the effort by playing bass guitar and B3 organ. The songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

Helmer’s tour is inspired by his own hard knocks. “In the last recession, I lost everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “We have to support the good organizations that offer lifelines to people in need." The tour, which kicked off on April 30, features solo acoustic performances of songs from the album and covers of Helmer’s favorite rock and country hits. “I never expected this many bookings so early on. Now all we need is for 200,000 people to each donate $5 to their favorite cause to reach our ambitious goal,” said Helmer. “And I think it’ll happen.”

Information & scheduling for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 is on the website, http://www.scotthelmer.com, or facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.

Scott Helmer to Perform at Sidelines Grill in Chandler to Raise Funds For 5-Year-Old Elvis Conaway’s Liver Transplant

Phoenix, Ariz. – When the busy holiday season has you feeling stressed, take a break to catch a performance of singer/songwriter Scott Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013. The 24 Nights leg of the tour will span over 3,000 miles, 9 states and more than 24 consecutive performances. “The holiday season is a magical time, but can also be very tough for people who are down on their luck,” Helmer said. From Chandler, Arizona on November 29th to Minden, Nevada on December 25th, 24 Nights will make stops in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada.  During his tour shows, venues will be conducting their own fundraisers like food and toy drives to help people in need. In between shows, Helmer will also donate his own time to play in hospitals. “It can be a lonely time for those folks, so I’ll help spread a little holiday cheer.”

 

Helmer will be in Chandler, performing his solo acoustic act at Sidelines Grill, a family sports bar for both young and old located at 2980 S. Alma School. This all-ages show will run from 3-10 PM, with Helmer playing for seven straight hours on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The good cause that will benefit from this stop on the tour is a five-year-old boy named Elvis Conaway who needs a liver transplant. The operation is scheduled for next year in California, but that means the whole family has to move there for three months while Elvis is recovering from such a major surgery. “The boy’s father, Matthew Conaway, delivers to Sidelines – he’s one of the finest people we know,” said Sidelines owners Kristina and Paul Grako. “It’s about time that little boy gets a chance to lead a normal life. He’s been so sick ever since he was born. But the family needs a lot of support to make it happen.” Throughout this very special evening, Sidelines will be accepting cash donations and contributing 20% of sales to the cause.  

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on January 23, will be made available free of charge to anyone who donates at least $5 to a good cause. The first single, Time To Say Goodbye, is already available for free and can be downloaded from www.scotthelmer.com/music. Getting the album is based on three easy steps: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Forward your donation confirmation email or receipt to support@scotthelmer.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album.  Helmer’s goal with the album and tour is ambitious: He wants to raise $1 million in donations to good causes all around the world.

The contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop music on Wake Me When It’s Over was written and performed by Scott Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer. The album was crafted at the Waterfront Studios of legendary producer Henry Hirsch, whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger. Hirsch also contributed to the effort by playing bass guitar and B3 organ. The songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

Helmer’s tour is inspired by his own hard knocks. “In the last recession, I lost everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “We have to support the good organizations that offer lifelines to people in need." The tour, which kicked off on April 30, features solo acoustic performances of songs from the album and covers of Helmer’s favorite rock and country hits.  “I never expected this many bookings so early on. Now all we need is for 200,000 people to each donate $5 to their favorite cause to reach our ambitious goal,” said Helmer. “And I think it’ll happen.”

Information and bookings for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 through the website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.   

 

 

24 Nights with Scott Helmer: A Good-Cause Performance Marathon

Phoenix, Ariz. – When the busy holiday season has you feeling stressed, take a break to catch a performance of singer/songwriter Scott Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013. The 24 Nights leg of the tour will span over 3,000 miles, 9 states and more than 24 consecutive performances. “The holiday season is a magical time, but can also be very tough for people who are down on their luck,” Helmer said. From Chandler, Arizona on November 29th to Minden, Nevada on December 25th, 24 Nights will make stops in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada.  During his tour shows, venues will be conducting their own fundraisers like food and toy drives to help people in need. In between shows, Helmer will also donate his own time to play in hospitals. “It can be a lonely time for those folks, so I’ll help spread a little holiday cheer.”

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on January 23, will be made available free of charge to anyone who donates at least $5 to a good cause. The first single, Time To Say Goodbye, is already available for free and can be downloaded from www.scotthelmer.com/music. Getting the album is based on three easy steps: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Forward your donation confirmation email or receipt to support@scotthelmer.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album.

The contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop music on Wake Me When It’s Over was written and performed by Scott Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer. The album was crafted at the Waterfront Studios of legendary producer Henry Hirsch, whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger. Hirsch also contributed to the effort by playing bass guitar and B3 organ. The songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

Helmer’s tour is inspired by his own hard knocks. “In the last recession, I lost everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “We have to support the good organizations that offer lifelines to people in need." The tour, which kicked off on April 30, features solo acoustic performances of songs from the album and covers of Helmer’s favorite rock and country hits.

Information and bookings for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 through the website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.  

Scott Helmer Re-Routes Tour to Help Colorado Wildfire Victims

Phoenix, Ariz. - Colorado’s High Park fire began with a lightning strike on June 9. Over the course of the next 21 days it killed one person and incinerated 259 homes over an 82,000-acre area to the west of Fort Collins. For a short time it was the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, until the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs began on June 22. That fire has been burning for more than a week and is still only 30% contained. Two are confirmed dead and more than 347 homes and a fire station have been destroyed by its flames. More than 30,000 had to be evacuated from their homes. Those are just the two largest of 8 wildfires ravaging the state of Colorado. With thousands now permanently homeless, singer/songwriter Scott Helmer is re-routing his Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 to help fire victims struggling in this surreal, post-apocalyptic scene. “My tour is all about helping the groups that provide real assistance to people when they need it most, and Colorado needs to be at the top of the list right now.”

Helmer kicks off this important new leg of his tour with a show on July 4 at the Derailed Saloon in Durango, CO, itself the site of the Stateline wildfire that has burned more than 80 acres. Located at 725 Main Avenue, the Derailed Saloon will feature Helmer at 6 PM on Independence Day. Owner Todd Gibson is eager to do what he can. “Everyone here at the Derailed Saloon wants to help. We’re going to have great food and Scott’s great music and we’re going to collect donations for the fire victims. It’s the least we can do.” Although there are many items that families will need, the best way to support fire victims is with money that will go to the organizations providing the needed assistance.

The Colorado wildfire leg of Helmer’s tour will wrap up on July 13 with a show at 5 PM at the Bierwerks Brewery located at 121 East Midland Avenue in Woodland Park. He’ll be adding as many shows as possible between July 4 and July 13 throughout the area affected by the fires. Admission to all shows will be free in order to encourage monetary donations to support wildfire victims. For the latest schedule of dates, check Helmer’s  website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or his facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic

Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 is inspired by the hard knocks experienced in his own life. “I know what it’s like to hit hard times. In the last recession, I ended up losing everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “There are just going to be times when people, myself included, need a little help to get back on their feet. They need access to the lifeline that so many great organizations offer. But those groups need our support."

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on September 15, 2012, will be made available for free through his website to anyone who donates at least $5 towards the cause of their choice. A free download of the first track, Time To Say Goodbye is available now at www.scotthelmer.com/music. The album was produced at the Waterfront Studios of legendary, multiple Grammy award winning producer Henry Hirsch in Hudson, New York. Described as a contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop that also appeals to country and Americana fans, Wake Me When It’s Over is a collection of songs that describe journeys of pain and loss, but that ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 features solo acoustic performances of songs from Wake Me When It’s Over along with covers of Scott’s favorite rock and country songs. After the wildfire shows the tour continues in the Southwest and on to KS, ID, IL and NY. Info and bookings for the can be found at http://www.scotthelmer.com or http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.

Scott Helmer to Perform for 35,000 at Bay Area Festival on June 2 & 3

Phoenix, Ariz. – Singer/songwriter Scott Helmer is on tour to raise $1 million for good causes around the nation. The next show on his non-stop Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 is on the outskirts of the city where beloved crooner Tony Bennett left his heart – San Francisco. Helmer will play during all three days of the Foster City Arts & Wine Festival. In addition to the VIP Artist Reception on Friday, June 1, look for him on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at 11 AM on the Meadow Stage and all afternoon on the patio outside the entrance to the Artist Exhibit. More than 14 hours of playing and singing over two days may sound exhausting, but it’s par for the course when it comes to Helmer and his mission. “This is another great opportunity for me to spread the word about what I’m trying to do. I just love meeting up with fans, making new friends and doing good work,” said Helmer. The 2012 Arts & Wine Festival will be bigger and better than ever as it coincides with the Chamber of Commerce celebrating its 40th birthday. This fun, family-friendly event offers something for everyone. Free and open to the public, it takes place at Leo Ryan Park. Discount carnival ride tickets may be purchased from the Chamber of Commerce up until 4:45 PM on Friday June 1. 

 

Helmer’s tour is inspired by some of the hard knocks he has experienced in his own life. “I know what it’s like to hit hard times. In the last economic meltdown, I ended up losing everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “There are just going to be times when people, myself included, need a little help to get back on their feet. They need access to the lifeline that so many great organizations offer. But those groups need our support." Listen to a recent radio interview with Scott on Colorado's iHigh Radio.

 

Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on September 15, 2012, will be made available for free through his website to anyone who donates at least $5 towards the cause of their choice. A free download of the first track, Time To Say Goodbye is available now at www.scotthelmer.com/music. Helmer noted, “Ever since a particular episode of George Noory’s radio show, Coast to Coast AM, I’ve been thinking a lot about the needs of our wounded veterans coming home, but people should contribute to whatever good cause they feel most passionate about.” Beginning August 1, there will be three easy steps to get the album: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Send your donation confirmation email to support@scotthelmer.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album. Scott Helmer does not handle any actual donations, he’s only rewarding contributors with the album download.

The music on Wake Me When It’s Over was produced at the Waterfront Studios of legendary, multiple Grammy award winning producer Henry Hirsch in Hudson, New York. Hirsch, whose credits include the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, and Mick Jagger, also contributed his own talent to the effort, playing bass guitar on all tracks and B3 organ on Look At My Face. Described as a contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop that also appeals to country and Americana fans, Wake Me When It’s Over is a collection of songs that describe journeys of pain and loss, but that ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 features solo acoustic performances of songs from Wake Me When It’s Over along with covers of some of Scott’s favorite rock and country songs. The tour kicked off on April 30 in New Mexico and has already made stops in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California and Nevada. “The response so far has been absolutely fantastic. I never expected this many bookings so early on. Now all we need is for 200,000 people to each donate $5 to their favorite cause to reach our ambitious goal,” said Helmer. “And I think it’ll happen.”

Information and bookings for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 through the website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic