Recording artist Scott Helmer makes world record attempt; free concerts

Recording artist Scott Helmer is set to play two of 12 mini concerts in Southern Utah in his attempt to break a world record, date and location not specified | Stock image, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – From Monday night through Tuesday night on a date widely known as Giving Tuesday, recording artist Scott Helmer will attempt to break the Guinness World Record title for most live concerts in 24 hours, and Southern Utah residents are invited to witness this historic attempt as he makes two local stops on his multicity, 12-stop tour.

Helmer will play the sixth of his live shows on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 1100 N. Tuacahn Drive in Ivins; and the seventh will be held at 1 p.m. in the Cedar High auditorium, 703 W. 600 South in Cedar City. Helmer will also make stops in California, Nevada and northern Utah.

Originally set in 2006 by hip-hop artist Jay-Z, the current record, set in 2014, is 10 concerts and is held by artist Hunter Hayes.

Helmer will play a mix of rock and country favorites including original pieces from his new album, “Wake Me When it’s Over.”

The concerts are free to the public and tickets are available online now.

Helmer’s attempt isn’t just for breaking records, however. According to a press release on the event, Helmer has set his sights on helping to raise $1 million for the Kostopulos Dream Foundation, home of Camp K in Salt Lake City. The nonprofit foundation has existed for over 50 years and serves adults and children living with disabilities all over the world.

Almost $400,000 has already been raised in events leading up to Helmer’s world record attempt which leaves $600,000 to reach the goal.

“I was originally going to break this record on the East Coast and use it as vehicle to help raise money for twelve different historic theatres and non-profit charities but decided to take it out west and make it all about Camp K,” Helmer said in the release.

Camp K’s President and CEO said:

This is the biggest thing to happen at Camp K in our more than 50-year history. Camp K is responsible for producing the attempt and we are grateful for the tremendous amount of support we are receiving from the community. Accomplishing something like this would not be possible without everyone’s generosity and belief in what we are doing.

Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money3 Doors DownJeff Bridges, Eric Burdon & The Animals and Big Country, has already spent well over a year traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, donating his time and talent by performing 100-plus concerts for free in venues ranging from historic theaters to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes, the press release stated.

To date, Helmer’s tour has helped raise over $700,000 for worthy causes ranging from special needs children and adults to military veterans and their families, animal and pet charities, food banks, nonprofit theaters and many more. The world record attempt will turbo-boost his already successful tour.

“Helping raise money for Camp K as well as awareness about people living with disabilities and special needs is the perfect ending for my ‘Support YOUR Cause Tour,’” Helmer said. When asked how he could get to so many venues in different states within 24 hours, he said:

Thanks to the generous support of The University of Utah, which has graciously donated the use of one of its AirMed Helicopters to deliver me to the last five concerts in Utah.

Event details

  • What: Recording artist Scott Helmer’s attempt at breaking the world record for most live concerts in 24 hours
  • Where: Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 1100 N. Tuacahn Drive, Ivins | Cedar High auditorium, 703 W. 600 South, Cedar City
  • When: Monday-Tuesday | Tuacahn, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. | Cedar High, Tuesday, 1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free, ticket required
  • Get tickets: Online

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