‘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


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

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

Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork


Deborah Franks
MANARC-Borne The Battle

Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations


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