Scott Helmer is holding a live benefit concert for Tahoe Dream Foundation, a nonprofit that supports local child care centers and needy families, at The American Legion Post 795, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., on Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children five and under are free.
Helmer’s contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop includes memorable guitar riffs, catchy sing-along choruses and lyrics that tell stories of love, pain and starting over. These songs, co-written and recorded with his photographer/musician brother, Rich Helmer, have also crossed over to fans of Country & Americana. He has opened up for legendary acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country.
Tahoe Dream Foundation will use the money raised for its assistance programs. Also, the foundation is raising money to help local motel owner Jerry Morey, the victim of an assault in January by one of his tenants. The attack resulted in more than $50,000 in medical bills and other expenses for Morey.
Tahoe Dream Foundation has also started a petition to help make sure the man responsible for the assault is prosecuted. For more information, go to justiceforjerry.blogspot.com or