PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO (April 17, 2018) - If "Life is a Highway," that highway is leading to Put-in-Bay and Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands this summer thanks to a Grammy-award-winning country music mega-group!

On August 30, COPS Productions, in conjunction with the Put-in-Bay Port Authority will host its' second annual Bash on the Bay Country Music Festival featuring Ohio's own Rascal Flatts! The performance is a part of Rascal Flatts "Back to US" tour, presented by Ford F-Series.

The festival will take place at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Several bands will play before Rascal Flatts takes the stage, including Chris Lane, Joe Nichols, the Cory Farley Band, and more!

"Last year we proved that Put-in-Bay and the Shores & Islands region can put on an amazing show," stated Tim Niese, festival organizer and local businessperson. "Being able to secure a multi-award-winning group like Rascal Flatts will help us make this year's festival bigger and better than ever."

Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, April 20. through Etix.com. Miller Ferry and Jet Express will provide late night boat service to and from Put-in-Bay. Limited car parking will be available and there will be ample parking for golf carts at the airport. After the event taxis and the downtown bus will be staged at the north end of the runway to transport concert attendee's downtown. Numerous food trucks will be on site with all sorts of menu choices.

Overnight packages which include concert tickets will be offered by Islander Inn and Grand Islander Hotel. Additional concert information can be found at BashontheBay.com.

Information on Put-in-Bay and other area attractions and lodging is available at SHORESandISLANDS.com


Rascal Flatts bio:
If any act embodies the place to which country music has evolved in the new century, it is Rascal Flatts. Since their inception a decade ago in 1999, the trio has helped change the face of popular music. Their trademark sound--Gary LeVox's powerfully emotive lead vocals coupled with the soaring harmonies of Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, set amid world-class arrangements and production, have made the band the standard bearers for cutting-edge country. Drawing on Nashville's best tunesmiths and their own enviable songwriting skills, they have released, in songs like "These Days," "Bless The Broken Road," "What Hurts The Most" and "Take Me There," some of the most important and successful music to come out of Nashville in recent years. Along the way, they have placed 11 #1 singles and 20 Top Tens, seen every one of their studio albums go multi-platinum, have become the most awarded vocal group in country music history with total sales at 20 million. In 2009, Flatts broke Alabama’s streak of ACM Vocal Group of The Year wins when they took home the trophy for the 7th consecutive time.
RascalFlatts.com

Chris Lane bio:
Since releasing the buzzy “Fix,” Lane racked up shout-outs from celebrities such as Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, and more. He landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Twitter Real-Time Emerging Artist chart the day of release, making the irresistible song one of the most shared tracks on Twitter in the U.S. from an up-and-coming artist. “Fix” shaped Lane’s sonic direction and is the title track of his newly released EP produced by the award-winning Joey Moi. Media have applauded his bold, fresh sound and standout falsetto; with early raves including ROLLING STONE’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” YOUNG HOLLYWOOD's “Artist To Watch” list, HELLO! Magazine's “People You Will Be Talking About” and GLAMOUR’s “Music We Love.” Lane was also chosen for the select CMT 2016 LISTEN UP campaign. The talented newcomer started his career selling out club shows in his hometown of Kernersville, NC and previously toured with heavy-hitters Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and more.
For tour dates and more information on Chris Lane, visit www.iamchrislane.com


For additional info:

visitputinbay.com
Islanderinnpib.com
Grandislanderpib.com
bayshoreresortpib.com

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