What: Scott Helmer Concert
When: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Where: Constitution Park, downtown Waynesboro (rain location: Main Street United Methodist Church)
Tickets: General Admission – Pay What You Will, VIP tickets – $25 each
Country singing star Scott Helmer will pause his Million Dollar Tour across America for a benefit for the Wayne Theatre. The goal of the Friday, October 17 benefit performance is $5000 to support the work of the Alliance.
The Waynesboro performance is one of the many Helmer is making in his 25,000 mile tour. Starting in Anaheim California, through the Midwest, and now on the East Coast, Helmer has been using his talents to support charities and nonprofits throughout the nation.
Helmer is recognized as a master of reinvention and like his music, an inspiration. His contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop infuses memorable guitar riffs, catchy sing-along choruses and lyrics that tell real stories of love, pain and starting over. These songs, co-written and recorded with his talented photographer/musician brother, Rich Helmer, have also crossed over to fans of country & Americana, where solid songwriting and storytelling are so highly valued.
Today, as Scott continues his musical journey, he has opened up for legendary acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Downand Big Country, and is using music as a vehicle to connect with listeners on the deepest level. His messages are relevant, relatable and real. Whether it helps a listener get through tough times or gain insight from Scott’s roller-coaster life experiences, his music is popular with fans both local and international. They say, “Once you hear Scott’s sound you’ll understand why.” Now is the chance for WTA audiences and supporters to join the fan club.
Helmer’s tour will move from Waynesboro to the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia and the Historic North Theatre in Danville. From there the Million Dollar Tour goes to North Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. After excursions into Texas, Montana, Iowa, and other points west, Helmer will end the year-long tour in Michigan in April, 2015.
The WTA benefit will be the headliner for the Alliance’s October River City Radio Hour. The Boogie Kings and Marsha Howard will open the evening. The benefit performance is scheduled for Constitution Park at 7 pm. The Radio Hour’s admission is pay-what-you-will. The audience is urged to bring a lawn chair.
To meet the $5000 goal of the benefit performance, the Alliance will offer a special VIP package for $25 which includes a dinner by Rick’s BBQ, a “Meet and Greet” with Helmer and reserved seating at admission to the concert. A special sponsorship is also available. It includes admission, dinner, “Meet and Greet” with Scott Helmer and reserved seating in the VIP section for two. The cost of the sponsorship is $250. VIP Tickets and Sponsorships are available by calling WTA’s office at 540-943-9999.
In case of inclement weather, the performance will move to the Main Street United Methodist Church at 601 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.