Bash on the Bay Adds Even More Star Power
Two-day music festival announces day-one headliner Jelly Roll

SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO (November 13, 2023) – Bash on the Bay music festival, held annually in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is excited to reveal the headliner for day one: one of Nashville’s fastest rising stars, Jelly Roll. He joins country megastar HARDY as headliners of the two-day island music fest.

Jelly Roll leads the line-up on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. He brings his country rock and country rap style to the island, after an amazing 2023 which had him winning multiple awards including the CMA NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR and seeing his debut country album, “Whitsitt Chapel,” launched as the biggest country album debut in Billboard Consumption Chart history. Popular Jelly Roll hits include, “Dead Man Walking,” “Son of a Sinner,” and his current hit, “Save Me,” a duet with Lainey Wilson. Opening for Jelly Roll is Oliver Anthony, who in August became an overnight national sensation with the release of “Rich Men North of Richmond.” He also made music history this year by becoming the first artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts without previously having a song on the charts, and is the first living male songwriter to chart 13 songs simultaneously on Billboard’s Top 50 Digital Song Sales. Also performing is Warren Zeiders, an American country music singer and songwriter whose single, “Ride the Lightning,” became an instant hit. They will be joined on Wednesday by artists Ashland Craft and Logan Crosby

HARDYwill headline night two on Thursday, August 22, 2024. The most nominated artist at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), HARDY walked away with three wins – Artist-Songwriter of the Year and Visual Media of the Year and Music Event of the Year for his duet “Wait in the Truck” with Lainey Wilson. Other HARDY hit singles include “Rednecker,” “Give Heaven Some Hell,” and his latest hit, “Truck Bed.” HARDY’s opening act is ERNEST, a country singer-songwriter who has written hits for Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, and Florida Georgia Line, among others. His biggest hit to-date is “Flower Shops,” a collaboration with Wallen. Rounding out the Thursday lineup are Drake White & The Fire, Tigirlily Gold, and Cory Farley.

Bash on the Bay 7 Lineup:
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - Jelly Roll, Oliver Anthony, Warren Zeiders, Ashland Craft, Logan Crosby.
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - Hardy, Ernest, Drake White & The Fire, Tigirlily Gold, Cory Farley

Bash on the Bay 7, owned by 614 Events, Inc., is a two-day outdoor music festival at the Put-in-Bay Airport on South Bass Island, and features two days of music with a substantial headliner each night. Held Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, tickets for HARDY have been available since he was announced as the day two headliner in September. Day one and two-day tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 10 am through eTix.com. Ticket holders from last year’s rained out show can convert their tickets to this year’s show or get a refund.

Hotel options and more information about Put-in-Bay can be found at VisitPutinBay.com. Extend your stay and explore the entire Shores & Islands Ohio region – SHORESandISLANDS.com will give you plenty of ideas on how to enjoy your Bash on the Bay getaway. Get additional concert details at BashontheBay.com.



Nashville native singer/songwriter Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) recently debuted Top 3 on the Billboard 200 All Genre Chart and #2 on the Top Country Album charts with his debut Country Album, Whitsitt Chapel (released June 2nd, 2023) - earning the biggest Country debut album in Billboard Consumption Chart history. Following his sweep at the 2023 CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards where he earned 3 awards to become the most awarded artist of the night, the Billboard Country Power List Cover star and “country’s ‘most authentic’ new artist” (The New Yorker) recently received Billboard’s 2023 Breakthrough Award. “One of Nashville’s fastest rising stars” (The New York Times), Jelly is currently an 8X nominee at the People’s Choice Country Awards and the most nominated male at the 2023 CMA Awards, with 5 total nominations. His current hit single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt— set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, has more than 155 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA. Jelly debuted the song along with Lainey Wilson at the 2023 ACM Awards on the heels of his 28-week reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. “Save Me” is the follow-up single to his multi-week #1 hits on Country and Rock radio, “Need A Favor” and “Son of A Sinner.”

Currently headlining his sold-out 44 city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour, Jelly Roll continues to resonate with fans on a global scale and earn numerous industry milestones - from playing his sold-out hometown show for 18,000 fans at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to sold-out dates at the Ryman Auditorium and the release of his critically acclaimed Hulu documentary produced by ABC News, “Save Me.” Featured by Nightline, GMA, GMA3, The New York Times, The Tennessean, Billboard, Variety, American Songwriter, CMT and more, his self-built, unconventional industry rise and unique fan connection has garnered praise from numerous outlets, with Variety noting, “for everyone who’s facing the same struggles, Jelly Roll is their Springsteen,” and American Songwriter echoing, “with a string of accolades and an extremely dedicated following, Jelly Roll has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.”


Big Loud Records' heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging a new chapter, HARDY soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 2.8 billion career streams. The dichotomous, 17-track effort debuted top five all genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. The pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter), “capable of writing the big hits for radio, obstinate enough to do something completely unexpected, and savvy enough to find the throughline for it all” (Rolling Stone). A 5X ACM award winner, HARDY is a three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 13 #1 singles including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me,” and game-changing platinum duet “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson. He's previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and flies nationwide on his sold-out, 19-date headline arena tour, the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour, this fall.


Country singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony made music history this year by becoming the first artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts without previously having a song on the charts. He is also the first living male songwriter to chart 13 songs simultaneously in Billboard’s Top 50 Digital Song Sales. A musical poet of the people, Anthony became an overnight national sensation with the release of “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which has been dubbed the nation’s “blue-collar anthem.” The song has been streamed more than 77 million times on YouTube and more than 115 million across all streaming platforms. Five of his other songs have made iTunes’ Top 10. Earning comparisons to Bob Dylan, he is a truly authentic artist who speaks the truth for those who don’t have a platform to reveal their struggles. He knows of which he writes and sings as Anthony, 31, lives off the grid in a camper in Farmville, Va., with his wife and two children (with another one on the way in November). He’s been public about overcoming addiction and depression. “I found an outlet in this music,” adding that he “started getting messages from people saying how much the music was helping them with their struggles in their lives.”



Warren Zeiders was just 22 years old when he signed his first recording contract with Warner Records. After a series of live covers, “Ride The Lightning” caught fire and ignited a community of true believers before he’d ever toured or played outside his hometown of Hershey, PA. Zeiders’ distinctive, high energy country music is powered by a steady supply of youthful grit, honesty, muscle, and then, there’s that voice; a world-weary, lived-in, honeyed growl that belie his young years. Recently relocated to Nashville—the now 23-year-old singer/songwriter delivers outlaw sermons in his unmistakable authenticity. After his original solo acoustic version of “Ride The Lightning” became an instant hit, Zeiders released a string of rockin’ but heartfelt tracks on his own 717 Tapes platform that led People Magazine to surmise “Warren Zeiders is a wild horse who sings about the truth.” Following a pair of well-received EP’s, Zeiders hit the road for this first-ever tour with all dates selling out in under 72 hours. To date, Warren Zeiders has amassed over 1.4 billion global TikTok views, in excess of 870 million audio streams and well over 39 million video plays on the heels of his recently released debut album 717 Tapes: The Album this past September. In recent weeks, Zeiders has released his first new tracks of 2023 —“West Texas Weather” and “Pretty Little Poison”— and performed his first show outside the US in Queensland, Australia at CMC Rocks QLD. Zeiders and his band have just begun a year of non-stop touring including stops at Stagecoach Festival 2023 celebrating his 100th show to date and Nashville’s CMA Festival, among others.


Nashville's most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City's on the rise artist/writers who is changing the status quo. A 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, crafting a twist-heavy verse style that's become his signature, proving its mettle, and earning him eight #1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner released the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed album FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM) on February 10, 2023. The March 2022-released original album has been praised as one of Holler and The Tennessean's best albums of the year, showcasing the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville's “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (The Tennessean) wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour last fall, before hitting the road this past March as direct support on Morgan Wallen's One Night At A Time World Tour.


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 VisitPutinBay.com


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/craft beer 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 SHORESandISLANDS.com

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