Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork JULY Happenings

INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND KICK-OFF PARTY with ADWELA & THE UPRISING at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork July 2nd

WHO: ADWELA & THE UPRISING

WHEN: Thursday, July 2nd

TIME: 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork
5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

COST: No Cover/21+

Adwela

THE WORX with The Jerry Wimmer Trio Band at Hard Times Four Mile Fork July 17th

WHO: The Worx & Jerry Wimmer Trio Band

WHEN: Friday, July 17th

TIME: Trio Band/Happy Hour 6:00 to 9:00 p.m./The WORX 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork
5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

COST: $10.00 cover at the door

MORE DETAILS:
The WORX is an award-winning multi-genre cover-party band from Roanoke Va. The Jerry Wimmer Trio for Early Eve Entertainment (6:30-9:00)
http://www.theworxband.com/

THE WORX
THE WORX

The Texaco Country Showdown with Thunder 104.1 at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork Tuesdays July 7th, 14th and 21st

WHO: The Texaco Country Showdown with Thunder 104.1

WHEN: Tuesdays July, 7th, 14th & 21st

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork
5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

COST: No Cover

MORE INFORMATION:
Amateur Country Western artists compete in: The 32nd Annual Country Showdown is America’s largest Country music talent show. It’s designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers. The Country Showdown begins each spring with over 450 local talent contests sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the US. Winners advance to their respective State competitions held at leading fairs and venues. Acts then compete for a $1,000 prize, the State Title and the opportunity to advance to one of five Regional Finals. It’s the last step before the prestigious, televised National Final. The audience cheers on the Regional Winners, as they compete for the Grand Prize of $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.”

Hard Time Four Mile Fork
Hard Time Four Mile Fork

Lickity Splitz at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork July 25th

WHO: Lickity Splitz/The super-popular all-genre party band from the Northern Neck, Virginia

WHEN: Friday, July 25th

TIME: 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork
5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

COST: No Cover

ABOUT HARD TIMES CAFE-FOUR MILE FORK
Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork opened in Fredericksburg, October 2004 and is owned and operated by Glenn Melvin. Hard Times Four Mile Fork is a 14,000 sq. Ft. restaurant, sports bar, billiard room and the largest live music venue in the tri-county area. The establishment is a first class sports viewing facility and live entertainment venue that attracts sports and music fans from near and afar. National touring music artists such as Saving Abel, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, We Are Harlot, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

Lickity Split

‘When The Sky Cracks Open Tour’ to Benefit MANARC and the Semper Fi Fund at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork July 27th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)-Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork will host a concert event, ’When The Sky Cracks Open Tour‘ to benefit MANARC and the Semper Fi Fund on Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. National touring acts, 10 YEARS and Nonpoint, with Special Guests The Family Ruin, and Awaken The Empire have teamed up for a unique musical event.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 15 for $15 for ages 21 and up and $18 for ages 18 to 20 and can be purchased at Hard Times Four Mile Fork or in advance online, visit https://tickets.national-acts.com/event/tenyears/pre-sale

A portion of tickets sales will go to benefit MANARC, Borne the Battle, a 501( C ) 3 is a non-profit organization and thrift store, established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region. MANARC will donate 100% of all funds raised to the Semper Fi Fund.

The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. The fund aims to ensure that these veterans have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. For more information, visit https://semperfifund.org.

Glenn Melvin, owner and operator of Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork has aimed to support local Fredericksburg area veterans by creating opportunities in conjunction with the national acts entering his live music venue. “I see the value and importance of supporting our local veterans. The partnerships that are created between the bands and veterans organizations impact our community as a whole,” said Melvin.

10 YEARS will co-headline the evening and release their new studio album, “From Birth To Burial,” featuring the new hit single, “miscellanea.” From Birth To Burial represents the sum total of a decade of experience, channeled through exceptionally authentic hard rock music as timeless as it is loud. For more information on 10 YEARS, visit http://www.10yearsmusic.com

Nonpoint: “There’s no doubt this forceful performance will make you sweat and even pull through those dreadful last 15 minutes at the gym, especially since Nonpoint, both the album and band, are filled with “continuous flow of unyielding energy.” – Loudwire Visit http://loudwire.com/nonpoint-nonpoint-album-review/?trackback=tsmclip

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ABOUT HARD TIMES CAFE-FOUR MILE FORK
Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork opened in Fredericksburg, October 2004 and is owned and operated by Glenn Melvin. Hard Times Four Mile Fork is a 14,000 sq. Ft. restaurant, sports bar, billiard room and the largest live music venue in the tri-county area. The establishment is a first class sports viewing facility and live entertainment venue that attracts sports and music fans from near and afar. National touring music artists such as Saving Abel, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, We Are Harlot, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

ABOUT MANARC-BORNE THE BATTLE
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as a non-profit organization operating on donations from the community with the express purpose of providing support to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of support to Veterans. MANARC-“Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard”—opened its doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located at 107 William Street. Store hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are accepted during all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, please visit http://www.manarcgives.org and follow their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/manarcthriftstore

CONTACT
Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork
gmelvin10@gmail.com
540.710.6771

MANARC CONTACT:
Deborah Franks
MANARC-Borne The Battle
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

The Institute for the Performing Arts Presents life size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex at their “Travel Through Time” Gala 

A non-profit organization, the new and upcoming Institute for the Performing Arts (IPA), held their first Gala at the Stafford Regional Airport Saturday, June 6th to announce the IPA and their traveling educational stage show “Travel Through Time” to the public.  The highlight of the evening was the introduction of Draven, a life size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The evening began with an open bar cocktail reception where guests had a chance to mingle, dine on delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Caroline Street Catering, all the while enjoying live music performed by Fredericksburg musician Shannon Peterson.

The IPA founder, Bill Carroll, then addressed the audience and explained the concept of the IPA and the stage show.  “Bringing the IPA and the stage show to life will consist of three different phases.  The first phase is to create our amazing new traveling educational stage show “Travel Through Time” which is aimed at visiting schools nationwide, along with children’s museums, expo centers and special venues. This show will educate the audience by taking them to different periods in history via a Time Portal using interactive 4D technology, incredible sound & lighting, 3D video projection and breathtaking special effects.  The second phase will be to actually have this show tour the country and the final phase is the building of the actual Institute.”

He continued “My methodology for the Institute is to develop a new approach to performing arts training, housed at a state-of-the-art higher educational institution right here in the Fredericksburg area.  Our style to creative learning is centered on a Performing Arts Teaching Network.  Students will work alongside professionals in the entertainment industry to form a partnership that works together to create a performance or stage show.  The purpose of this gala is to raise the funds to produce the stage show, the proceeds from the stage show will then be used to build and operate the school.”

He closed his speech by astounding the audience with Draven, who was patiently waiting on the tarmac ready to roar and pose for pictures with the guests.   Draven’s creator, Danielle Masterson, a personal friend of Bill Carroll, is an Emmy Nominated Special Effects Artist who brought Draven to life Saturday night.

The IPA is planning to host another fundraiser this fall which will feature local area performers. For additional information on how to contribute to the IPA or to be part of the next fundraiser, please visit our website http://www.contributetothearts.org/.

Right to Left: Bill Carroll, Draven and Jane Carroll
Left to Right:Bill Carroll, Draven and Jane Carroll

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New IPA Logo
New IPA Logo

ABOUT TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
IPA’s first project will be a stage show called “Travel Through Time” and will provide an unforgettable educational experience to the audience in INCREDIBLE 4D. Participants will be given the opportunity to walk among dinosaurs, journey to the North Pole or explore ancient civilizations, as selected by your time travel guide, Professor Theopolis. The educational shows stretch across centuries and brings you to destinations around the globe. Experience great journeys through the interactive shows with incredible ground-shaking sound, breathtaking lighting sequences, 3D video projection, life-size baby dinosaurs, exciting high-tech robots, amazing special effects that touches all the senses. For more information, visit http://www.TravelThroughTime.org

Media Contact:
Toni Porcelli
The Institute for the Performing Arts
toni.porcelli@ContributeToTheArts.org
540.220.7034

Media Contact:
Peterson Randall Public Relations
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

‘When The Sky Cracks Open Tour’ to Benefit MANARC and the Semper Fi Fund at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork July 27th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)-Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork will host a concert event, ’When The Sky Cracks Open Tour‘ to benefit MANARC and the Semper Fi Fund on Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. National touring acts, 10 YEARS and Nonpoint, with Special Guests The Family Ruin, and Awaken The Empire have teamed up for a unique musical event.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 15 for $15 for ages 21 and up and $18 for ages 18 to 20 and can be purchased at Hard Times Four Mile Fork or in advance online, visit https://tickets.national-acts.com/event/tenyears/pre-sale

A portion of tickets sales will go to benefit MANARC, Borne the Battle, a 501( C ) 3 is a non-profit organization and thrift store, established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region. MANARC will donate 100% of all funds raised to the Semper Fi Fund.

The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. The fund aims to ensure that these veterans have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. For more information, visit https://semperfifund.org.

Glenn Melvin, owner and operator of Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork has aimed to support local Fredericksburg area veterans by creating opportunities in conjunction with the national acts entering his live music venue. “I see the value and importance of supporting our local veterans. The partnerships that are created between the bands and veterans organizations impact our community as a whole,” said Melvin.

10 YEARS will co-headline the evening and release their new studio album, “From Birth To Burial,” featuring the new hit single, “miscellanea.” From Birth To Burial represents the sum total of a decade of experience, channeled through exceptionally authentic hard rock music as timeless as it is loud. For more information on 10 YEARS, visit http://www.10yearsmusic.com

Nonpoint: “There’s no doubt this forceful performance will make you sweat and even pull through those dreadful last 15 minutes at the gym, especially since Nonpoint, both the album and band, are filled with “continuous flow of unyielding energy.” – Loudwire Visit http://loudwire.com/nonpoint-nonpoint-album-review/?trackback=tsmclip

10 Years

Hard Time Four Mile Fork
Hard Time Four Mile Fork
MANARC, Born The Battle
MANARC, Born The Battle

ABOUT HARD TIMES CAFE-FOUR MILE FORK

Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork opened in Fredericksburg, October 2004 and is owned and operated by Glenn Melvin. Hard Times Four Mile Fork is a 14,000 sq. Ft. restaurant, sports bar, billiard room and the largest live music venue in the tri-county area. The establishment is a first class sports viewing facility and live entertainment venue that attracts sports and music fans from near and afar. National touring music artists such as Saving Abel, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, We Are Harlot, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

ABOUT MANARC-BORNE THE BATTLE
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as a non-profit organization operating on donations from the community with the express purpose of providing support to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of support to Veterans. MANARC-“Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard”—opened its doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located at 107 William Street. Store hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are accepted during all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, please visit http://www.manarcgives.org and follow their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/manarcthriftstore

CONTACT
Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork
gmelvin10@gmail.com

540.710.6771

MANARC CONTACT:
Deborah Franks
MANARC-Borne The Battle
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
randallpr@hotmail.com

540.872.8350

Delegate Bobby Orrock Endorses Travis Bird for Spotsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorneysburg, VA

The Travis Bird for Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney campaign is honored to have been endorsed by Delegate Bobby Orrock.

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Travis Bird who is seeking the Republican nomination as the candidate for the office of Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney. Travis has the leadership abilities and experience Spotsylvania needs in a Commonwealth’s Attorney. Travis has a proven track record as a prosecutor for the City of Fredericksburg for ensuring justice and protecting the community.” – Delegate Bobby Orrock

Travis Bird is currently a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Fredericksburg. Travis is married and has one child. He and his family live in Spotsylvania’s Chancellor District.

“Spotsylvania deserves to have a Commonwealth’s Attorney who is involved in the community and attuned to the concerns of the citizens of the county and focused on ensuring justice and protecting this community.” – Travis Bird

Delegate Bobby Orrock
Delegate Bobby Orrock
Travis Bird
Travis Bird

Please visit his website at http://www.tbird4ca.com to learn more!

For additional information please email scott.mellott@live.com