Put-in-Bay Ohio is the entertainment mecca of the Lake Erie Islands. Every weekend from April through October, various musical talents perform their creative music acts on the island at local bars and restaurants. During the high season from Memorial Day through Labor Day, there is literally at least one band performing every day somewhere on Put-in-Bay.
Local island entertainers headline various venues downtown during the summer, including Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille. These names include: Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, JD Owen, Ray Fogg, and Bob Gatewood. These guys have been performing for over 20 years and have quite a following at Put-in-Bay. Other notable bands who visit in the summer include: Mustang Sally, Moving to Boise, Neon White, 4th Day Echo, and The Menus.
Entertainment is not just limited to music! Various comedic talents also perform at local bars, and on theme weekends there are different events in the downtown parks. There are even various Naval re-enactments and Historical recreations if that is your sort of entertainment.
However, by far the most popular entertainment in recent years is the big Bash on the Bay concert. Held at the airport to accommodate the huge crowns, acts such as Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have performed concerts in front of big crowds. The announcement of Kid Rock as the 2019 pre-Labor Day concert headliner drew much attention to the little island of Put-in-Bay. Almost 99% of lodging on the island for the 2019 dates sold out within a day after the announcement!
For a full list of Put-in-Bay entertainment, please check out the big Put-in-Bay Entertainment calendar over at Putinbay.com.