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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.