August’s Final Friday is set to offer some blues, brews and some history as the event continues to expand and even makes new ventures with new equipment.
Blues guitarist Scotty Bratcher will headline Final Friday in Boneyfiddle’s August event “Burgers, Blues & Brews” Friday, August 25 on Second and Court in Portsmouth.
In addition to Bratcher and his band from Middletown, the Micah Kesselring band of Columbus will perform with Ville Muir of Lousiville, Kentucky. Local performer Don Smith will begin the concert at 5:30 p.m.
“This is the most outrageous line-up to date” said Dot Flanagan, spokesperson for the non- profit Boneyfiddle Project which sponsors the summer concert series.
The outdoor venue, featuring a newly constructed state-of-the-art mobile stage and sound system is being held in cooperation with Patties & Pints. The whole community is invited to come enjoy the family friendly event.
Last month’s concert “Portsmouth Unplugged” saw crowds swell to over 400 people. “Our secret sauce is the quality of local and regional entertainment we showcase at these concerts” said Flanagan. “We also feature an artist of the month, chalk art competitions for all ages and talent levels and arts & crafts vendors” added Flanagan. Beer can be purchased at Patties & Pints and enjoyed on there special outdoor concert viewing area.
A special presentation of the coveted Boneyfiddle Beautification Award will take place just before Bratcher takes the stage at 8 p.m. and will recognize St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Market St.
The presentation, as well as the entire concert will be live streamed on the Final Friday in Boneyfiddle Facebook page. A very special high tech video/audio featuring the historic St. Mary’s Church as never before seen will also be available on the Facebook wall. To keep up with all current events regarding these concerts and the Boneyfiddle Project, people are encouraged to follow Final Friday in Boneyfiddle on social media.
Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.