Scott Helmer Concert Tour Helped Raise Over $175,000 in November for Historic Theaters and Charities across America

The Support YOUR Cause Tour will end December 31, 2015 but historic theaters and charities can still register and get involved. Helmer is also accepting tour sponsors

 

Phoenix, Ariz. – Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges and Big Country, is spending a year and a half traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, donating his time and talent by performing at 200+ concerts for free in venues ranging from historic theatres to Harley-Davidson dealerships, to help raise $1 million for good causes.  November alone saw Helmer’s tour help raise more than $175,000.

Watch 'Support YOUR Cause' Tour Highlights

The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 began on May 17, 2014 with a motorcycle ride and concert to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim, Calif., and will end with his final benefit on December 31, 2015.  Until then, historic theatres, charities and good causes can still register to be considered.

Scott Helmer helps Camp Kostopulos raise nearly $9,000

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. His only requirement is that each historic theatre or charity has a goal of raising at least $10,000 during its event.

Helmer's previous fundraising tour '24 Nights'

On November 15, Helmer played the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis to benefit Can Do Canines. Staffer Sharon Griff said, “Scott’s performance was awesome! We were so grateful and had a fantastic time!” Helmer went on to play in Burlington, Iowa on November 21 at the Capitol Theater to benefit the historic venue. Theatre manager Colleen Smith noted, “Scott gave 110% to our audience and we can’t wait to have him back!” The very next night Helmer was in St. Joseph, Mo., at the Civic Arena to benefit Second Harvest Community Food Bank. According to St. Joseph Mayor Bill Falkner, “Scott put on a great show and we loved being a part of his tour!”

Watch Scott live at historic Woodland Opera House

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 's soundcheck at the historic Egyptian Theatre

Good causes and historic theatres interested in fundraising with Helmer's tour can be considered by filling 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. 

Historic Theatres and Worthy Causes Fundraise with Scott Helmer Concert Tour

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.

Read how Scott Helmer helped Camp Kostopulos raise nearly $9,000

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.

Watch Scott Helmer live in concert to benefit the historic Woodland Opera House

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.

Watch Scott Helmer during soundcheck before his concert benefitting the historic Egyptian Theatre

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 formScott Helmer proudly endorses Elixir Strings, Gator Cases, Pedaltrain and Planet Waves. Helmer is also accepting tour sponsors. Businesses and individuals can learn more here.

Historic Raymond Theatre Raises Nearly $6,000 with Benefit Concert Starring Scott Helmer

Phoenix, Ariz. – Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for legendary acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, teamed up with the Raymond Theatre for a fundraising concert to benefit the historic venue on June 28, 2014 in Raymond, WA, maintaining a high bar for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015. Attendees were blown away by Helmer’s upbeat, energetic solo-acoustic set of rock and country favorites along with original material from his new CD, Wake Me When It’s Over. The concert generated $5,745 for the theatre, which will pay for necessary maintenance at the venue that first opened its doors in 1928.

Watch video of Scott Helmer live in concert to benefit the historic Woodland Opera House

The benefit concert received press coverage leading up to the event in the Coast Weekend Arts & Entertainment, a weekly publication in the Columbia-Pacific region, as well as a live in studio appearance on KIX 95.3 FM. “Scott Helmer had concert-goers clapping their hands, stomping their feet and dancing in the aisles,” said Theatre Manager Anne Steele. “You could literally feel the energy all up and down 3rd Street.” Helmer, for his part, was delighted to help a historic venue like the Raymond Theatre. “Preserving the cultural legacy of these American treasures for generations to come is one of my top priorities,” said Helmer. “The momentum of this tour is building into a tidal wave of good will, and I can’t wait to come back to the Raymond Theatre and help them raise even more money next time!”

Watch video of Scott Helmer during soundcheck before his concert benefitting the historic Egyptian Theatre

Helmer is spending an entire year traveling more than 25,000 miles cross-country, performing 200+ concerts without charging his own fee in venues ranging from historic theatres to saloons to RV parks and campgrounds to arenas to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes. 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 charity has a goal to raise at least $5,000 during their event.

The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 kicked off on May 17, 2014 with a motorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim, CA, and wraps up with a benefit for the Calumet Theatre in Michigan on April 25, 2015. There is still room in Helmer’s ambitious tour schedule for additional bookings. Interested groups should fill out the registration form to become part of this monumental fundraising effort. Helmer is also still accepting tour sponsors. Businesses and indivduals can find out more here.

Watch video of Scott Helmer performing live - Opening for Eddie Money @ Fox Tucson Theatre

After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him everything, Helmer decided to not give up. Instead, he hit the reset button on his life, creating a new one based on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others.

For information on Scott Helmer and his music, visit his website.

Entertainer Scott Helmer Helps Kostopulos Dream Foundation Raise $8,500 with Charity Concert

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, teamed up with the Kostopulos Dream Foundation for a benefit concert at Camp Kostopulos in Salt Lake City on May 31, 2014, setting a high bar for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015. More than 200 people heard Helmer’s upbeat, energetic solo-acoustic set of rock and country favorites along with original material from his new CD, Wake Me When It’s Over. The concert generated more than $8,500 for the foundation, which opens up worlds of opportunities for people with disabilities. 

View photos from the event

Although the wind kicked up and the skies threatened rain, good weather held out and made for a dramatic evening of music and good will. “Scott played with an energy that was contagious,” said Mircea Divricean, Executive Director of the Kostopulous Foundation. “He stayed longer than he needed to, making sure every child received a guitar pick and every fan could have their photo taken. His story of losing it all and making a comeback is powerful, and we’re already planning our next event with him.” Helmer responded, “The good feelings are all mutual. Camp Kostopulos is an amazing facility staffed by wonderful people who make a real difference in people’s lives. I was honored to support such a worthy cause, and I can’t wait to come back!”

Scott Helmer Opening for Eddie Money @ Fox Tucson Theatre

Helmer is spending an entire year traveling more than 25,000 miles cross-country, performing 200+ concerts without charging his own fee in venues ranging from historic theatres to saloons to RV parks and campgrounds to arenas to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causesHelmer 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 charity has a goal to raise at least $10,000 during their event.

The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 kicked off on May 17, 2014 with a motorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim, CA, and wraps up with a benefit for the Calumet Theatre in Michigan on April 25, 2015. There is still room in Helmer’s ambitious tour schedule for additional bookings. Interested groups should fill out the registration form to become part of this monumental fundraising effort. Helmer is also still accepting tour sponsors. Businesses and indivduals can find out more here.

A snapshot of Helmer’s last benefit tour ‘24 Nights – A Look Back’ can be viewed here

After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him everything, Helmer decided to not give up. Instead, he hit the reset button on his life, creating a new one based on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others.

For information on Scott Helmer and his music, visit his website.

 

Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim and Entertainer Scott Helmer Team Up for Tour Kick-Off Event to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Phoenix, Ariz. – Independent national touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, is now available to help charities around the country raise money. Helmer will spend an entire year traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, performing 200+ concerts in venues ranging from elegant historic theatres to saloons to RV parks and campgrounds to arenas to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help charities and nonprofits raise $1 million for their good causes. The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 kicks off on May 17, 2014 with a motorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Los Angeles Harley-Davidson of Anaheim, CA, and wraps up with a benefit for the Calumet Theatre in Michigan on April 25, 2015.  Helmer will have his own trusted motorcycle throughout the tour, and invites all clubs and dealerships to host a rally or concert along the way to raise funds for their own favorite good causes.  Any charitable group can participate, and it won’t cost them a dime because Helmer is performing for free.

As the signature tour kick-off event, Los Angeles Harley Davidson (LAHD) is hosting an Armed Forces Day celebration and fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. LAHD’s Operation Appreciation will be an all day event on May 17 with a ride honoring the men and women of our Armed Forces. More than 300 people are expected to attend this event that hopes to raise at least $10,000 for the WWP. Helmer will perform an upbeat, energetic solo-acoustic set of rock and country favorites along with original material from his new CD, Wake Me When It’s Over beginning at 3:30 PM . When asked why LAHD wants to raise funds for the WWP, marketing director Lindsey Louder noted, “It’s such a natural fit because many of our customers have served in the armed forces, so the Wounded Warrior Project is a good cause that is near and dear to their hearts.” The mission of the WWP is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The group runs a variety of programs and services that help meet the needs of injured service members.

A snapshot of Helmer’s last benefit tour ‘24 Nights – A Look Back’ can be viewed here

The day begins at 9:30 AM with free coffee and donuts at the LAHD dealership located at 2635 West Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton, CA, for those participating in the benefit ride. After a blessing of the bikes at 10:15, riders will head out to the Riverside National Cemetery at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside, CA, to view the monuments and memorials and pay respects to fallen soldiers. The ride will be lead by the local Harley Owner Group chapter, and riders will be collecting pledges for each mile of the ride to donate to the WWP. After returning to LAHD, riders will enjoy a free lunch buffet and before the Presentation of Colors at 3:00 PM, followed by Helmer’s performance at 3:30 PM. “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,” said Helmer, and it’s not the first time Helmer has helped raise funds for the WWP. Additional details about the event may be found at the LAHD Operation Appreciation Eventbrite page.

Any motorcycle dealerships or clubs who want to raise funds for their favorite charities can contact Helmer to either schedule a pre-show rally for an already-scheduled tour stop, or host a whole new event. A full list of bookings to date can be found at Helmer’s website on the Tour page. Helmer arrives to perform with full production sound and lighting suitable for smaller crowds (up to 300). Larger events should have more appropriate equipment on hand.

Other good causes that will benefit from Helmer’s tour range from the Kostopulos Dream Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT to the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead, SD, from Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, MO to the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth, ME. Helmer’s entire adventure will be filmed for his new television show called What Are You Waiting For? that will not only document his tour and fundraising mission, but also share stories and feature the people and places that make America great. From companies to towns to individuals from all walks of life, Helmer’s show will spotlight those who have overcome adversity and are making a difference in people’s lives and communities.

Watch video of Scott Helmer performing live - Opening for Eddie Money @ Fox Tucson Theatre

After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him everything, including both his livelihood and his family, Helmer decided to not give up, hit the reset button on his life and created a new one based on three simple things, creating music, performing music, and helping others. 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.

To help offset his touring expenses while performing for free, Helmer will be selling copies of his CD, Wake Me When It’s Over, for $5 at each show. Recorded at the Waterfront Studios of Grammy award-winning producer Henry Hirsch (whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger), this contagious, radio-friendly rock album was written and performed by Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer. Its songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.

Charities, motorcycle clubs, or dealerships interested in joining the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2014-2015 should fill out this registration form. More information on Scott Helmer and his music go can be found at his website or Facebook page.