The first ever Bash on the Bay Country Music Fest featuring Toby Keith will be held August 31 at Put-in-Bay Airport.
This will be on the Thursday following the annual PIB Road Races that are also held at the airport. Gates will be open at 3pm. There will be 4 different bands performing prior to Toby that will be announced soon.
Miller Ferry and the Jet Express will provide late night boat service.
Numerous food trucks will be on site with all sorts of menu choices.
This event is being held by COPS Productions in conjunction with the Put-in-Bay Port Authority.
Islander Inn, Grand Islander Hotel, and Bayshore Resort will have room packages with tickets.
Tickets are priced at $39-$150 with the higher priced tickets at the stage.
Additional concert information available at BashontheBay.com
Golf Cart parking will be available at the south end of the runaway. There is limited car parking areas on Airport Rd. (Langram Rd).
Pre-concert party will be held at T & Js Smokehouse Wednesday evening.
After the event: Taxis and bus will be staged at the north end of the runway to transport any
concert goers downtown.
About Toby Keith
The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, entertainer – doesn't begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era's most complete self-directed hit makers. From the moment Toby's debut single "Should've Been A Cowboy" shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything else has been the music. He writes it. He arranges and produces it. And he releases it on his own record label, Show Dog Nashville.
At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 90 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide.
Keith's albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with recent expansion into Europe and Australia. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM's Career Achievement honor.
A singer’s singer, he was a last minute illness stand-in for the late Merle Haggard a few years back and responded to Merle's query about which of the legend's songs Keith knew and could cover with, "All of 'em." And there have been some unexpected highlights along the way as well, including country's most impactful viral event ever, "Red Solo Cup," the video for which has received more than 40 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year .
Toby's most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses. His 11 USO Tours to date have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014). And when a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 OK Twister Relief Concert.
Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot. He is currently in the studio, writing and producing new music which will follow the successful and acclaimed 2015 album 35 mph Town.
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