Red, White & Blue Ash 2022

Live music returns to Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash!
Multi-platinum artist Gavin DeGraw to headline the biggest and best fireworks show in the region on July 4
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The City of Blue Ash is pleased to announce the return of live music to Red, White, & Blue Ash this July 4 at Summit Park with multi-platinum artist Gavin DeGraw! It is also a pleasure to welcome Fretboard Brewing as the event’s title sponsor for 2022!

A stellar singer, songwriter, and performer, DeGraw is known for smash hits including “I Don’t Want to Be,” We Belong Together,” “Not Over You,” and the Grammy-nominated “We Both Know.” (See DeGraw’s full bio below.) DeGraw will take the stage under the Summit Park Observation Tower, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, at 8:15 p.m.

Cincinnati’s-own Blessid Union of Souls will open the show at 6:00 p.m. with hits like “I Believe,” “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me),” and “I Wanna Be There.” (See Blessid Union of Souls’ full bio below.)

At 10:00 p.m., Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash will delight audiences by lighting up the night sky and the Observation Tower with the region’s biggest and best fireworks show from Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics! The score will be simulcast on WARM 98.5.

“We are thrilled to have Gavin DeGraw at Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash,” said Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director, Brian Kruse. “He was originally booked for 2020 and 2021 when the concerts were canceled due to the pandemic. Finally having the opportunity to bring national entertainment back to Blue Ash is a great privilege. Offering a full-scope event once again is a wonderful sign of progress for our community and worth celebrating alongside our independence.”

In addition to outstanding live music and fantastic fireworks, Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash has family-fun festival rides, local food vendors, drinks, live character performances, and more!

Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash 2022 is sponsored by: Fretboard Brewing, Coca-Cola, Kroger, Toyota, WARM 98.5, Cumulus Broadcasting, Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics, and Molson Coors. The event’s partners are Academy Rentals, and Cincinnati Catering and Concessions.

More details about Fretboard Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash will be released in the coming months at www.blueashevents.com.

ABOUT GAVIN DEGRAW

Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. His third studio album, Sweeter, was released in September 2011 and produced the smash single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. In 2013, DeGraw released his fourth studio album, Make A Move, which included the hit song “Best I Ever Had” and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly amongst many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the film, “Safe Haven.” Gavin released his fifth studio album Something Worth Saving in September 2016 featuring singles “She Sets the City On Fire” and “Making Love with The Radio On.” Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel. For more information visit www.gavindegraw.com-facebook.com/gavindegraw - twitter: @gavindegraw.

ABOUT BLESSID UNION OF SOULS

From meteoric rise on the radio throughout the 1990s, through the subsequent decade of thought provoking songwriting and amassing an extremely dedicated fan base on tour, Blessid Union of Souls has become amongst the most beloved, meaningful and musically consistent acts of this generation. Thanks to the seamless merger of contagious pop, rock and soul from singer Eliot Sloan, coupled with his ability to continuously write socially conscious and spiritually inspiring songs, it’s no surprise to see gold records, chart-cruising singles and a slew of soundtrack appearances. Just for the record, Blessid Union of Souls has thus far clocked in a number one smash, a trio of top tens, five top 20 tunes and seven to hit the top 40, spanning the diverse likes of the iconic ballad “I Believe,” the quirky and colorful “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me),” the acoustically framed “Light In Your Eyes”, plus romantic favorites like “I Wanna Be There” and “Let Me Be the One” (to name a mere handful). Add in the gold selling landmark debut disc Home, being featured on the gold selling Carole King tribute album Tapestry Revisited and the double platinum soundtrack for “Pokemon: The First Movie”, in addition to appearances on “Contact” (starring Jodie Foster), “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, & numerous TV shows, and Blessid Union of Souls’ fingerprints have literally encountered every facet of pop culture. Blessid Union of Souls was one of the bigger touring acts in the late 90's and early 2000's. The band averaged over 100 dates per year and is still entertaining fans young & old alike with their high-energy show. This is one of the quintessential U.S. family friendly bands; their musicianship is world class, and their music is fun and uplifting. Look for them live in concert all across America!

(Page updated April 13, 2022)