Calling All Good Causes: Scott Helmer's Benefit Concerts Have Helped Raise $2 Million to Date
Entertainer Scott Helmer set to launch 'Never Give Up' Tour to continue raising money for worthy causes, release biography and break Guinness World Records title
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, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Big Country, set out in 2012 to help good causes across the nation raise funds and awareness for their important work. Since January of that year, Helmer has appeared in more than 1,000 performances, 200 of which were benefit concerts that have helped raise more than $2 million dollars for military veterans and their families, equine and pet rescues, food banks, non-profit theatres, suicide and crisis prevention, special needs children and adults, high schools and colleges, and many more.
Having wrapped up his latest tour just two months ago in mid-February, you’d think this singer-songwriter might take a nice long break, but you’d be wrong. Set to launch in July and conclude on December 31, 2016, Scott Helmer's 'Never Give Up' tour will once again allow charities and non-profits across the country to raise funds and awareness for their causes around his concerts. Each solo-acoustic performance will feature rock and country favorites along with Helmer’s own material. And just like his past tours, participating causes keep 100% of proceeds raised during their events with Helmer. CLICK HERE to register.
Helmer's Never Give Up Tour will also include an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for Most Live Concerts Headlined in 24 Hours, a record currently held by Hunter Hayes. Although Helmer’s attempt to break the record last year only resulted in a tie thanks to logistical snafus, it was still hugely successful in another way: It helped raise more than $500,000 for the Kostopulos Dream Foundation and its Camp K programs for people with special needs. The 2016 attempt will consist of twelve benefit concerts across Arizona, Nevada and Utah, and be used to help worthy causes in those states raise money and awareness for their important work, while making history at the same time. The 2016 world record attempt will take place on November 29, #GivingTuesday. CLICK HERE for more information and details on how to participate.
It’s hard to imagine a person like Helmer would ever put a gun in his mouth to commit suicide, but he did exactly that during his darkest hour in 2008. “Everything I’m doing now goes back to that moment where I was one second away from pulling the trigger,” says Helmer. "I had to make those dark times in my life mean something and using my music to give back is the best way I know how." Helmer is currently working on a book to chronicle his journey through total collapse and comeback, due out this fall.
After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him his livelihood, family and self-respect, 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.”
Non-profits and good causes across America wishing to raise money and awareness with Helmer's 'Never Give Up' Tour 2016 can register here. Scott Helmer proudly endorses Seagull Guitars, Godin Guitars, Elixir Strings, Analog Man Pedals and Gator Cases. Learn more at his website.