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Bash on the Bay 6

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Dates have officially been announced for Bash on the Bay 6!!! Dates will be August 23rd and 24th of 2023. 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 has been confirmed. August 23rd will be headlined by Pitbull, featuring Elle King. August 24th will be headlined by Luke Bryan. Check out bashonthebay.com 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, the first two-day edition last year was a massive success with Blake Shelton and Keith Urban and last year was huge with Zac Brown Band and Brad Paisley!

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!


Dates have been revealed for the 2023 “Bash On The Bay”. The massive island country music festival will be returning to the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 23 and 24, 2023. Eagle-eyed observers will note that there are two days listed above, that’s because in 2023, Bash On The Bay is 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. 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 2023 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 2023 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 23, 2023 - August 24, 2023


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

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