Final Friday’s Fourth of July


Final Friday in Boneyfiddle has been ongoing since late spring, providing visual arts and crafts, as well as a full itinerary of musicians, for a summer of fun and true Appalachian culture.

But the series has been postponed for June, and for good reason.

Thanks to the non-profit organization, the Boneyfiddle Project and local business sponsors, this month, the ‘Final Friday’ series will be hosting a Fourth of July bash.

“It’s different from what we’ve normally done,” explained organizer Robert Black. “For starters it will be an all day event leading up to the concert on the river and the fireworks show.”

And you certainly want to get there early, May’s ‘Final Friday’ event brought in over 500 people.The field is often packed for a long evening of fun and entertainment, so guests are encouraged to bring a blanket for the kids and lawn chairs for comfort.

Festivities kick off at 12:30 at the Main Stage located at Court and Second Street.

“We will have arts and craft vendors. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. We are raffling off a beautiful one-of-a-kind patriotic quilt,” said Black.

The event also has local businesses operating under extended hours so guests can explore and discover what Boneyfiddle offers.

The lineup includes The Boosh Hawgs, Sasha Colette, Deacon Ron, Nathan Marshall, Shannon and Bonnie, and Jordan Jefferson.

At 5 p.m. the Poverty String Band will take the stage celebrating 40 years in bluegrass and will be joined by many special guests including Nashville recording artist Dana Romanello.

There will also be a special presentation at 5 p.m. to Donna Wolery of Farmer’s Insurance. Wolery will be presented with the Boneyfiddle Beautification Award, an award given to local business owners for their attempts to make the community a more beautiful place.

Final Friday will resume its regular concert series on July 29th with Steve Free, Qiet, Ian Jones & the Moon Travelers, Marc Delgado, Emily Davis and Justin Bell.

By Ciara Conley

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