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Bash on the Bay

Bash on the Bay is a huge country music festival where concertgoers can see chart topping country music acts on Lake Erie! The concert takes place at the Put-in-Bay airport which shuts down for the event. Last year was a huge success and almost all Put-in-Bay lodging sold out easily and with demand only climbing we recommend booking ASAP!

The Bash on the Bay concert lineup announcement for 2021 is upcoming. The organizers have announced that the headliners HAVE been signed. However, they are waiting to announce the line-up until a more aggressive distribution of the Covid-19 vaccination rolls out. IF the Bash gets canceled for a Covid-19 related reason, tickets will be refunded.

Some names from the rumor mill include Florida Georgia line, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban just to name a few. Bash on the Bay has been extended to 2 nights instead of one due to the massive success of the 2019 edition with Kid ROck.

Where to Stay

Birds Nest Resort is located directly across the street from the airport making it one of the best locations to stay at. Other close hotels & resorts include The Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos, located next to the airport, and the Island Club houses located near the state park but still very close. A fun downtown location for couples is the original Commodore Resort Hotel.

To get to the island, you can take the Miller Ferry or the Jet Express from Port Clinton, Catawba, or Sandusky. If you try to bring your car to the island, expect 3-4 hour wait times. We do not recommend this approach at all!

Due to the high demand to come to the festival lodging at most hotels and resorts will be very limited. If you plan on going book as soon as you can because trust us, availability is declining fast! Some other places to stay are cabins and Bed and Breakfasts which might see less demand so if all else fails check around for some places like that. Another outside the box idea is to try the campgrounds at the State park where they have a few cabins and villas or just do it old school and bring a tent!


Dates have been revealed for the 2021 “Bash On The Bay”. The massive island country music festival will be returning to the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 25 and 26, 2021. Eagle-eyed observers will note that there are two days listed above, that’s because in 2021, Bash On The Bay is becoming a two day event!

Now that the dates for the event have been announced, a mad rush has begun for lodging accommodations on the island. This should come as no surprise to anyone who was looking for a place to stay for last year’s event. Pretty much the entire island was sold out within hours of the event being announced. As we got closer to the event date, concert attendees were booking rooms as far away as Toledo for the event!

Put-in-Bay 2021 Bash on the Bay Lodging

Some island lodging partners are taking a different approach this year. The Island Club and Put-in-Bay Condos, two of the best options on the island for big groups, are using a waitlist system which will be first-come first-served. If you have a large group, you should reach out as soon as possible for 2021 Bash on the Bay. We have not yet received word on what other lodging options will be doing, but we will update this post and our big Put-in-Bay Facebook page with the relevant information as we receive it.

August 25, 2021 - August 26, 2021


Put-in-Bay Airport , Put-in-Bay Airport, Langram Road, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

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