Bash on the Bay 7 – 2024 Put-in-Bay Country Music Concert Featuring Jelly Roll and Hardy!

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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!

Bash on the Bay 7 will be on August 21 and 22, 2024. Night one Wednesday will be headlined by Jelly Roll, while Hardy has top billing on Thursday night two.

Check out for more concert info! 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, since then we’ve had two-day editions be a massive success with Blake Shelton and Keith Urban as well as Zac Brown Band and Brad Paisley! Last year was meant to be Pitbull and Luke Bryan, but only Pitbull got to play before a massive storm cancelled night two.

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!

Instead, you can rent a golf cart from one of several companies on the island. We recommend using island club or Bird’s Nest if you’re staying at either.

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!


Bash on the Bay 2024 will take place on August 21st and 22nd.

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. Concert attendees are coming from as far away as Detroit or Cleveland and booking rooms as far away as Toledo for the event!

Put-in-Bay 2024 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 2024 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.