Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SLCC’s Grand Theatre hosts concert for Camp K, Guinness record attempt

Musician Scott Helmer is playing concerts in 12 cities within 24 hours Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, ending with a concert at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre on the South City Campus in Salt Lake City. Helmer is using the concerts to raise money for the Kostopulos Dream Foundation—aka Camp Kostopulos, or Camp K—and break a Guinness Book of World Records title in the process.

 Camp K, 4180 E. Emigration Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, provides high-quality programs in a safe environment for people of all abilities and is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through education, recreation and growth opportunities. Helmer’s goal, along with television stations KTVX and KUCW, is to raise $1 million for Camp K. His concert schedule takes him from California and Nevada, up I-15 in Utah through various cities until ending up at the Grand Theatre Dec. 1 around 10 p.m. If Helmer is successful, he will hold the Guinness record for most live concerts performed in a 24-hour period.

Helmer grew up in the Chicago area, learning to play the drums at five years old. The music he plays and records today is a “radio-friendly blend of rock and pop” with a country crossover appeal. For ticketing and information call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 801-957-3322.