ArtsWave and MadTree join forces to present MadTree Mashup
Fundraiser presented by ArtsWave at new Oakley MadTree facility to feature art and music mashups by local performers; portion of proceeds to benefit ArtsWave Annual Community Campaign

Cincinnati, OH. – Continuing a tradition of creating and celebrating collaborative arts experiences and opportunities, ArtsWave presents MadTree Mashup at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14 at the brewery’s new, expanded facility in Oakley.

Experience the new MadTree venue, with more than 4,500 square feet of taproom space, 29 craft beers to choose from and specialty wood-fired pizza from Catch-A-Fire Café’s in-house kitchen. Featured is Pones, Inc., a local dance troupe committed to engaging audiences, and four local musicians. Each Pones dancer is paired with a musician for a collaborative performance to begin at 7:00 pm. The performers include:

  • Dancer Ian Forsgren performing contemporary dance, with Judy Tsai performing on cello
  • Dancer Ashley Morton performing Latin-inspired movement, with Nick Rose-Stamey performing on guitar
  • Dancer Glenda Figueiredo performing a jazz number, with Ricky Williams, Jr. performing on saxophone
  • Dancer Mandie Reiber performing ballet, with Lauren Schloemer performing on violin

In 2016, MadTree approached ArtsWave to be the recipient charitable organization for of their brand-new canned release of Rubus Cacao. MadTree donated 50% of all canned Rubus Cacao sales, resulting in the tap room selling out the entire canned supply that night. That success inspired this year’s collaborative experience.

Individuals who attend this year have two ways to support ArtsWave’s Annual Community Campaign: the “toss-a-buck” method, where attendees throw as much cash as they prefer into a hanging grate next to the bar; or by purchasing a colorful MadTree headband. All proceeds from these channels go directly to ArtsWave’s Annual Community Campaign, running through April 27.

About ArtsWave:
ArtsWave, a nonprofit serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region, is the lead planner, promoter and fundraiser for the arts. Its roots stem back to the late 1920s when the Cincinnati Taft family provided initial investment matched by community support. In the late 1940s, it evolved to become the first united arts fund in the nation and in the mid-1970s, the first arts organization to initiate workplace giving. ArtsWave continues to innovate while leading, as illustrated by its No. 1 rank nationally in community arts fundraising; coordination of a sector-wide Blueprint for Collective Action; piloting of new technologies to maximize arts engagement; and development of resources for the arts.

Strong funding for the arts has allowed Cincinnati’s arts and culture scene to become a national draw and regional asset, creating a ripple effect of economic and community benefits. ArtsWave supports the work of over 100 arts organizations, school outreach programs, festivals, community centers, neighborhoods and various collaborations through impact-based grants. In 2016 ArtsWave broke its own fundraising record by mobilizing more than 42,000 contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals and raising $12,450,000 to support the arts plus $1,000,000 for arts marketing in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

About MadTree Brewing Company:
Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. In February 2017 they opened a new $18M brewery, taproom, beer garden, and private event spaces in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. MadTree is known for focusing more on great tasting beers rather than following traditional brewing style guidelines. Their award-winning beers are distributed throughout Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Athens and Northern Kentucky. For more information about the beers, brewery, and taproom, visit or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.