Newport Beach Based Equine Therapy Non-Profit to Fundraise on May 19 with Food, Fun and Concert from Guinness World Records Holder at Merrell Estate

Newport Beach, Calif. - Scott Helmer is a singer, songwriter, musician, talk radio host and Guinness World Records holder for "Most Live Music Performances in 24 Hours (multiple cities)." Since 2012 his special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more. 

On Sunday, May 2019 the entertainer’s “One-Man Rock & Country Music Show” will make a stop at the Merrell Estate in Newport Beach, California to help support Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club as part of his year long charity concert tour aimed at helping equine-assisted activity and therapy organizations across America raise money and awareness for their important work.

WATCH • Scott Helmer's "One-Man Rock & Country Music Show" (Official Commercial)

Founded in 2007, Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club (BBTRC) is dedicated to providing an avenue for improving the quality of life of children, youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities through recreational and structured horseback riding and other unique therapeutic activities.

Bernadette Olsen, BBTRC's Founder and Executive Director says, “we hope to raise $200,000 from this event.” Adding, “funds raised will be used to support and grow our program, to improve our facility, and to give underprivileged, intellectually disabled people the opportunity to enjoy and improve their lives."

BBTRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) serving people with special needs of all ages. Their method of using rescued horses and farm animal interaction provides riders with a variety of unique opportunities to enrich their lives. Learn more at their website and in the video below.

The good times for a great cause begin at 3 pm, all ages are welcome and attendees are encouraged to “rock their casual attire!” for this outdoor lawn event. Here are the details:

  • WHAT: Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club’s “Rock for Our Riders”

  • WHERE: Merrell Estate, 2182 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3 pm to 7 pm

  • COST: General Admission Tickets:  $150 each (open picnic table seating). ALL proceeds benefit Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club.

  • ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Therapeutic Riding Lesson Demonstration, Live and Silent Auction, Scott Helmer’s “One-Man Rock & Country Music Show,” and more!

  • FOOD & DRINK: Delicious Spring Dinner and Bar

Sponsorship packages are also available. Get complete details, purchase tickets, become a sponsor and more at the event page.

FEATURE STORY ABOUT THE VENUE • The Merrell Estate - Can you really have a house in Newport Beach with a horse? Of course! 

WATCH • Welcome to Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club

Scott Helmer has also opened for artists like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Big Country and Eric Burdon & The Animals, and his entire mission of using his music and comeback story to make a difference was born after making mistakes in his own life, facing time in prison and being seconds away from committing suicide. Learn more at his website.

Helmer’s 2019 US tour to benefit equine-assisted activity and therapy organizations runs through December 31, new dates are being added each week and all can be found at his tour dates page.

See what people are saying about Scott Helmer’s “One-Man Rock & Country Music Show” at his Testimonials page.

Scott Helmer is a PATH Intl. member and proudly endorses Godin Guitars, Seagull Guitars, Gator Cases, Steel-Tek, Elixir Strings, and QSC Audio.  Access photos here.

LISTEN • Scott Helmer • Long Way Round - Single (Digital)