You, your family and friends are going to have a full day of music, cornhole, cold beverages, food and fun, fun, fun at the Put-in-Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 10.
Bluegrass, new grass, blues, jazz, zydeco, folk, and some pop and rock thrown in for good measure promises a festival that personifies Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial’s long tradition of promoting peace through music.
The festival will begin at 11 am with the last act performing about 8 pm. Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the beautiful setting of Put-in-Bay’s iconic National Park that has both harbor and lake views from the festival site.
Our partners, including festival sponsor Miller Boat Line, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Perry Group (NPS Friends Group) have a full day of relaxing fun planned for all ages.
We will post and update the day’s itinerary as it is finalized on this page. Once the schedule is completed we’ll post a printable pdf file of the music festival schedule that you can print and bring with you.
Music Festival Musical Line-up
Right now times are tentative. If the change over times are shortened the bands may perform earlier than currently posted. So if you’re planning you Put-in-Bay Music Festival experience based on the time your favorite band is scheduled to play, make sure you get to the park early. As the scheduling is tightened up, we will post updates here.
11:15 — Flyin’ Jays
12:15 — Emily Keener
1:15 — Bob Gatewood
2:00 — JP and The Chatfield Boys
3:15 — Mo ‘Mojo
4:15 — Patrick Huston Daily
5:00 — Strung Like a Horse
6:45 — The Floorwalkers
Mo ‘Mojo will present a drumming workshop and a zydeco dance workshop during the music festival, and local ukulele players will also give a workshop. Bring your ukulele to play along. We will also have instruments available for those without one. Here’s our tentative schedule in the workshop tent.
12:45 — Drumming (Mo ‘Mojo)
1:30 — Zydeco Dance (Mo ‘Mojo)
2:30 — Ukulele for Beginners (Dick McCarthy)
3:30 — Ukulele 202 (Dick McCarthy)
Guitar Hero Contest
Show off your playing style during our Guitar Hero contest in the workshop tent during the Put-in-Bay Music festival. You’ll get the opportunity to show off your riffs and classic guitar strumming moves while compiling points toward prizes. Sign up in the workshop tent. Contest begins at 11:30 am.
You can also follow the Put-in-Bay Music Festival on social media for continuous updates.
We also want to remind you that Put-in-Bay is a mecca of entertainment with longtime island entertainers such as Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, our MC Bob Gatewood, Ray Fogg, and dozens of other solo acts and groups. Be sure to check out the entertainment the weekend of June 10 and make a weekend of it. Go to the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website at visitputinbay.com for the latest information on where to stay, directions to the ferry, island attractions and more.
You can also visit our sponsor’s website at millerferry.com for their 2017 Put-in-Bay Ferry Schedule, lots of island information and printable discount coupons you download and print to save on your visit!