5th Annual Bash on the Bay
August 25th and 26th, 2021
We are excited to announce the dates for the Annual Put in Bay Bash on the Bay! Guests will be entertained by a massive country concert that will be held at the Put in Bay airport. As you will see, this year the event has been extended to two days. The additional day was added due to the demand for the line-up and the popularity of the performers this year. Especially for our fans of country music, this is going to be an event to remember!
The two headlining acts have been signed and finalized for their Put-in-Bay appearances. The organizers 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. If you were one of the 10,000 concertgoers we hosted for Kid Rock in 2019, then you know that this is the event of the season and should not be missed! Bash on the Bay 2021 is going to be the best yet!
In 2019, Kid Rock headlined the concert to a sold-out crowd alongside Uncle Kracker. The Put-in-Bay ferries (The
While you’re visiting the island, be sure to rent a golf cart and explore by the day before you prepare to party all night. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned Put-in-Bay island veteran who visits each year, you’re in for a great time on the island!
Bash on the Bay History
For the last 4 years, the island has organized its own music festival at the Put-in-Bay Airport. The Put-in-Bay music festival called Bash on the Bay caused thousands of people from all over the United States to visit the island. The first one was headlined by Toby Keith in 2017. Rascal Flatts’ Put-in-Bay debut came in 2018, and 2019 saw 21x platinum recording artist and entertainer Kid Rock! 2020 would have seen Blake Shelton and Keith Urban playing a two-night concert, but due to Covid-19 it was cancelled. The headliners for 2021 will be announced soon!
2019’s Bash on The Bay saw hundreds of boaters dock their boats in the downtown harbor and head to the festival. All of the Put-in-Bay Taxis on the island were running nonstop all day long. Bash on the Bay is the Island’s busiest weekend of the year. As a result, Put-in-Bay lodging
South Bass Island is also home to local performers who have been playing the island for so long they’ve become famous in their own right. People from all around the country know of Bob Gatewood, Pat Daily, Ray Fogg and Mike “Mad Dog” Adams thanks to their times on the island. Put-in-Bay
More Put-in-Bay Events
Put-in-Bay offers so much more than this music festival. The island offers events for guests of all ages. Read more about Put-in-Bay events on our events page!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How far in advance should I make reservations to stay on the island for this event?
Each of the last four Bash on the Bay events has grown in popularity which means the home rentals and hotels & resorts book quickly. We recommend making your reservations as early as possible in order to ensure that your group reserves the accommodations that you desire.
When will we know the line-up for the concert?
Once the playbill is complete, the concert line-up will be released. We hope to have this happen soon, but the organizers are being understandably cautious awaiting government Covid regulations. We understand that concertgoers are excitedly anticipating this information and we plan to release it as soon as available.