MadTree Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash

MadTree Red, White & Blue Ash 2024:
Spectacular fireworks, rides, games, food, fun, and a free concert featuring Judah & the Lion!


MadTree Brewing Red, White & Blue Ash

July 4, 2024, 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH
6:oo p.m. - Motherfolk
8:15 p.m. - Judah & the Lion
10:00 p.m. - Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics Fireworks

Red, White and Blue Ash poster(April 11, 2024 - Blue Ash) 

Celebrate Independence Day at the best July 4th event in the region – MadTree Red, White & Blue Ash at Summit Park (4335 Glendale Milford Road)!

The City of Blue Ash is excited to announce the headliner for the free event is the exhilarating, alt-rock duo, Judah & the Lion. They’ll be taking the stage at 8:15 p.m. The opener, Motherfolk, a groovy, alt-folk band with Cincinnati roots, takes the stage at 6:00 p.m. (see bios below).

At 10:00 p.m., don’t miss the mesmerizing Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics fireworks show that will light up the night sky and the Observation Tower with eye-popping bursts of electrifying colors. Set to a patriotic, musical backdrop provided by Warm 98.5, the fireworks show will thrill attendees of all ages.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with local food trucks and restaurants, a MadTree Brewing Beer Garden, a variety of carnival rides and games, a business expo, and much more.

“We are thrilled to provide the most exciting July 4th spectacular in the area,” said Margaret O’Gorman, Blue Ash Parks and Recreation’s General Manager of Programs and Events. “This marks the beginning of a fantastic partnership between MadTree Brewing and the City of Blue Ash as we bring you an unforgettable family-friendly Independence Day celebration!”

Attendees will also see the construction progress of MadTree’s new brewery/restaurant, MadTree Parks & Rec, located at the hangar building at Summit Park.

MadTree Red, White & Blue Ash is a free event; no tickets are required. Stay tuned for additional details on food vendors and activities in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to check out and Blue Ash Event’s Facebook and Instagram for all the latest details.

MadTree Red, White & Blue Ash is presented by Coca-Cola, Cumulus Broadcasting, Kroger, MSA Design, Thomas & Galbraith, and Toyota.

Judah & the Lion
judah and the lion

Since their 2012 debut EP, Judah & the Lion have garnered widespread acclaim for their genre-bending music, received platinum/gold certifications and have accumulated over 910 million career streams. Six of their hit singles have gone Top 15 on Alternative radio and the band won an iHeart Music Award for Best New Alt Rock Band of 2018. Their forthcoming album, "The Process," (coming Spring 2024) was inspired by singer Judah Akers personal life and struggles. In looking towards going into the studio, Akers realized that he needed to be honest to be able to write music again. Inspired by Kübler-Ross' five stages of grief, the album became a song-cycle through the stages of grief through the lens of eventual forgiveness and hope. Having navigated "The Process," both Akers and partner in crime, mandolinist, Brian Macdonald have emerged with a record that is buoyant, impassioned and emotionally connective. The band has a reinvigorated sense of purpose with its aim to create music that resonates deeply, believing in music’s power to connect people and make them feel less alone in life’s journey.


Serious songs from goofy people. That’s what you can expect from diverse, Midwest indie-rockers, Motherfolk. What started out as a writing project among two college friends turned into a fully realized band untethered to genres, with an endlessly bright future. Composed of Bobby Paver and Nathan Dickerson on vocals and guitar, bassist Clayton Allender, drummer Ethan Wescott, and Karlie Dickerson on keys Motherfolk are not only bandmates, but best friends. The band’s close-knit relationship allows each member to be their most authentic self, leaving every ounce of their souls to be poured into each song and high-energy performance. The band’s quirky friendship and social media posts originally drew fans in, but their connection to the music kept those fans around. Since their formation Motherfolk has been on a steady upward trajectory, amassing well over 5 million Spotify streams on their three studio albums and selling out shows while touring heavily across the United States. Motherfolk’s next chapter is slated to be the most exciting one yet, don’t miss it!