Bash on the Bay Keeps Getting Bigger

Two-day country music festival to feature headliners

Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band

SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO (December 6, 2021) – The announcement Midwest country music fans have been waiting for is finally here! Continuing on the success of past Bash on the Bay events, the lineup for next summer’s Bash on the Bay will again feature not one, but two country music megastars – Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band!

Bash on the Bay 5, owned by 614 Events, Inc., will take place over two days – Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, on the grounds of the Put-in-Bay Airport on South Bass Island, part of Shores & Islands Ohio.

Wednesday night’s headliner Brad Paisley is one of country music’s most decorated solo male artists with three GRAMMY awards, 14 CMAs, 15 ACMs, and many others. Paisley’s high-energy performances are unmatched. A prolific singer-songwriter and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 number one hits. Thursday night’s headliner, Zac Brown Band, is a multi-platinum, three-time GRAMMY Award-winning, southern rock group known to be one of the most dynamic live acts in the business. Zac Brown will take the stage with band members Jimmy De Martini (violin), John Driskell Hopkins (guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar). No doubt their unique boundary-pushing musical energy will close out the festival in style.

Supporting acts, hitmakers Jake Owen and Chris Janson, join a bill filled with top-notch country music entertainment. Festival gates open each day at 2.30 pm.

“Once again, tickets for Bash on the Bay are going to be the hottest tickets of the year,” said event organizer, Tim Niese of 614 Events, Inc. “The exciting daily lineups only build on the success of our other island concerts including last year’s first-ever two-day event. Concert-goers can enjoy the resort atmosphere of Put-in-Bay while experiencing one of the most amazing music festivals in the country.”

Here is the line-up for this year’s event:

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Brad Paisley
Jake Owen
Blanco Brown
Paulina Jayne
Hubie Ashcraft

Thursday, Aug. 25

Zac Brown Band
Chris Janson
Morgan Evans
Eskimo Brothers

Individual day tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 10 am through Hotel reservations can be made now at Islander Inn on Put-in-Bay by calling 419.285.7829. More information about the concert at, Information about Put-in-Bay at



Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. Over the past 21 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, among many others. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year’s past works have amassed over 4.6 billion career streams. Paisley continues to collaborate with Peyton Manning in a multi-year ad campaign with Nationwide insurance. In 2015, the global superstar partnered with Boot Barn® to develop Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley, an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts. A prolific entertainer, Paisley’s first prime-time special, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special, aired on ABC in December 2019 and has garnered over 18.1 million viewers to date. Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery store, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. For more information, visit


Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Southern rock group led by front man, Zac Brown. Throughout their career spanning more than a decade, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30 million singles, 9 million albums, amassed over 10 billion catalog streams to date, achieved 15 #1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats. Zac Brown Band has headlined 8 North American Tours and currently holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the iconic Fenway Park. Since their debut, Zac Brown Band has developed a reputation with critics and fans alike as one of the most dynamic live performers, marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.


Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s new single “Made For You” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With eight #1 songs to his name, “Made For You” follows Owen’s fastest-rising career #1 single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and most recent #1 single, “Homemade.” Owen’s songs have resonated with listeners and audiences everywhere with 2X PLATINUM anthem and Most Played Song of the Decade “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin,’” “Anywhere With You,” “Alone With You,” “The One That Got Away,” and GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” Owen’s sixth studio album, GREETINGS FROM... JAKE, produced three Top 10 singles, including two #1 singles and his current top 30 and climbing “Made For You.” Signed to Big Loud Records, Owen is reunited with award-winning Joey Moi, who helped produce his breakout Barefoot Blue Jean Night album, which landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and garnered four consecutive #1 hits. Owen is gearing up to join Moi once again to record his seventh studio album. For tour dates and more information, visit


Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. The ACM Award-winner has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. Both his inspiring hit “Drunk Girl” and his chart-topping, 3x Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” were named among NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” lists – making Janson one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times. “Good Vibes,” the flagship single from his 2019 album Real Friends, and follow-up “Done” each topped the country charts, bringing his total of No. 1 songs to four – and now the hit-maker is entering a new chapter with “Bye Mom.” The single, derived from the real-life story of co-writer Brandon Kinney, is a triumphant ode to unconditional love. It was most-added upon impact at country radio and earned the highest first-week streaming total of Janson’s career. In addition to his own successes, the talented songwriter has lent his pen to industry peers including Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), LOCASH (“I Love This Life”) and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”). Catch Janson’s “crazy harmonica skill and… riveting stage tyle” (People) this winter on his headlining Halfway to Crazy Tour and see for yourself what makes him an “undeniable star” (The Tennessean).


As he turned to his next musical chapter, Australian-born country phenom Morgan Evans found himself seeking connection – and now, he’s totally plugged in. He teamed up with award-winning producer Dann Huff and Jimmy Robins for his brand-new EP, Country and The Coast: Side A. The lead single, “Love Is Real” (Evans, Jordan Reynolds, Parker Welling) is currently climbing the country charts. Known for his dynamic live show, for the first time in his U.S. career, he has set aside his signature loop pedal to collaborate with a band of musicians. It builds from the foundation Evans created with his debut album Things That We Drink To, which arrived Top 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and features his Gold-certified No. 1 debut single “Kiss Somebody.” Named one of Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces of Country Music in 2020, Evans is among the genre’s most promising stars. He has been named a People “One To Watch,” a MusicRow “Next Big Thing” and to Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2018,” with additional recognition from CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Tennessean and more. Already established as a global country force, the entertainer has teamed up with Apple Music to showcase performers from all over the world on Country Wide Radio with Morgan Evans. He has toured with artists including Taylor Swift, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Old Dominion and Rascal Flatts in addition to sharing his own headlining show with sold-out audiences spanning eight countries across three continents


Since the early days of steamship travel Put-in-Bay has been a top Lake Erie destination. A year-round community and summer resort, Put-in-Bay is located in Ohio on South Bass Island in the western basin of Lake Erie. It is a welcoming, family-friendly place that is one of the most visited vacation spots on the Great Lakes. Ferry boats transport people to the island where most tour by golf cart or bicycle. The main village area is also easily travelled on foot. Visitors will find an abundance of family attractions, restaurants, pubs, nature areas, history, shopping and more. The island is also home to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, a National Park Service site that commemorates the U.S. victory over the British fleet in the War of 1812 and the lasting peace between our countries since. A 352-foot-tall column with an observation deck is open to the public during the summer. More information at


Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at





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