C’mon down to Boneyfiddle!
From May-September every year, we host a concert at the Three Bridges Music Venue on the last Friday of the month. Come spend time with family and friends enjoying music, food, and fun for all!
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about” – Margaret J. Wheatley
The Boneyfiddle Project is a nonprofit organization created to promote commerce through the arts in the historic district of Boneyfiddle in Portsmouth, the county seat of Scioto County. Founded by Robert and Julia Black, the Boneyfiddle Project is driven by a belief in music and the arts as healing forces acpable of spurring lasting, positive change. In 2015, Robert and Julia Black hosted the first full season of “Final Friday in Boneyfiddle” outdoor concerts, which featured local artists and musicians sharing their talents in the Boneyfiddle district. “Final Fridays” continue to be a Boneyfiddle tradition and have since expanded to include regional and national musical acts performing alongside local groups and artist. The monthly summeritme concerts have become known for regularly welcoming more than 500 guests and showcasing the work of local graphic designers who make collectible event posters, artwork for album covers, and merchandise. The concerts also serve as a catalyst for economic development as concert goers partake in the local cuisine and shopping.
The success of the “Final Friday” concert series has sparked renewed interest and local pride in Portsmouth’s art and culture scene. In 2018, Robert and Julia opened the Three Bridges Outdoor Concert Venue, a permanent home for “Final Firdays” concerts that overlooks the Ohio River. Their most recent project, completed in April 2021, included the design and installation of a stone-and-wrought-iron entry sign that welcomes locals and visitors alike to the historic Boneyfiddle district and all it has to offer.