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Weekend concert to benefit disabled veterans

Bad Habit (top), Aftermath (bottom), August Burning and Underground Owls (not pictured) will perform Saturday night at Double Vision to benefit the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
Photos by William R. Toler

ROCKINGHAM — Four bands, including two from Richmond County, are performing a benefit this weekend for disabled veterans.

Bad Habit and Aftermath will be joined by Moore County’s August Burning and Matthews-based Underground Owls at Double Vision Saturday night.

The fundraiser begins at 3 p.m. with a cornhole tournament and barbecue plates will be sold.

The music starts at 9 p.m. with Underground Owls performing the first hour, followed by August Burning, Bad Habit and Aftermath.

There is a $10 cover charge and proceeds will go toward the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.

“It’s an honor to play for a benefit that is designed to help those that have sacrificed so much for our freedom,” said Aftermath frontman Franklin Branch. “God bless all of our disabled and homeless veterans.”


Double Vision owner Richard Robinson said they were able to secure food donations from Captain D’s and Smithfield’s, and Adam’s Beverages donated a golf bag to be raffled off.

According to its website, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation helps homeless veterans with housing, mental and physical wellness, and provides grants to other organizations that are helping diabled veterans in their communities.

“In my eyes, we have too many homeless veterans, and citizens in general,” he said. “I can’t change the world, but we can make a difference.”

Robinson, himself, is a disabled vet, serving four years in the Army.

“Some aren’t as fortunate as I am,” he said. “Every little bit counts.”


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