Scott Helmer to perform free concert at Capitol Theater Nov. 21

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 19, 2014 – Guitarist and vocalist Scott Helmer will bring his Support Your Cause tour to Burlington’s Capitol Theater beginning 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Concertgoers may make free-will donations to the theater during the show.

A native of Elgin, Illinois, Scott Helmer’s life and music is defined by reinvention and inspiration. Playing a blend of rock- and pop-infused guitar riffs and sing-along choruses, his lyrics tell real stories of love, pain and starting over. These songs, co-written and recorded with his brother, Rich Helmer, have crossed over to fans of country and Americana, where storytelling is highly valued.

Helmer was passionate about writing and playing music early, beginning with the drums at 5. Despite his musical leanings, he began an initially successful career in corporate insurance in his early 20s. But a turnaround in the world economy resulted in Helmer losing his business and, ultimately, his family. During this difficult time, he returned to music as a source of support. Helmer found that writing about his story was both healing and therapeutic. Today, he continues his musical journey. Helmer has opened for legendary acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, and is using music as a vehicle to connect with listeners.

Free tickets (first-come, first-served) are available at Heartland Harley-Davidson, 155 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington, and the Capitol Theater, 211 N. Third St., Burlington.