Official Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio: Vacation & Travel Guide

Put-in-Bay Entertainment Guide

One of the main reasons Put-in-Bay keeps you happy is our entertainers.

Featured Entertainers

Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band (Website) - You can catch Put-in-Bay's own Bob Gatewood around 100 times a summer, either with his band Calabash (Round House Bar, Beer Barrel) or as a solo artist (Fishbowl). His latest cd, "Be Good to Yourself" spawned a #1 and #2 song on Cleveland radio last Fall as well as topping the playlist on several local fm stations. His homegrown songs are recorded in Nashville with rock legends and they regularly win critical acclaim and awards. He is a masterful guitar player, has been dubbed a local legend by the Plain Dealer, and the mayor of Put-in-Bay even declared a day in his honor. You can hear his music and download it at

Mike "Mad Dog" Adams (Website) - Put-in-Bay's favorite pirate entertainer Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has been a Round House Bar island tradition since 1980! Performing throughout North America and the Caribbean, "Mad Dog" has opened concerts for a wide range of legendary performers, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Starship, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Nashville Network, The Dr. Demento Show, Sunday Funnies, Nightshift and local television and radio shows throughout the U.S.

Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has recorded four albums of original music, "Me and Jim Beam" (1985), "Stuck on the Island" (1994), "Lake Affect" (2005), The Other Side of Hell (2007) and two comedy albums "Live at Laff-In" (1989) and "Live at the Funny Farm" (1999). He has also written and performed several radio commercials and is a featured fictional/nonfictional character in the Bob Adamov mystery action novel The Other Side of Hell.

Come see why Mike "Mad Dog" Adams legendary afternoon performances at The Round House Bar are so popular. In no time at all you'll be hoisting a refreshing beverage, singing, chanting a Ziggy Zaggy, and agreeing that, "Everyday Above Ground Is A Gooood Day!"

Pat Dailey (Website) - The Bard of The Bay, Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey will be entertaining the faithful in new digs as he has moved his ever popular show to The Boat House on Put-in-Bay back in 2007 and he is playing there again this year. Fans will be delighted as they will get to see Pat in a more intimate up close and personal setting. He will play 7:00pm shows on Holiday weekends and every Saturday in July and August and through mid September.
The Boat House will serve dinner prior to Pat's shows,so come if you are hungry. The recently redecorated club is in a class by itself with a beautiful nautical theme and plenty of space to enjoy what has been called "The Best One Man Show in The Country". You can expect superior service and reasonably priced adult beverages on a regular basis.
The Jet Express, just a block north of The Boat House has guaranteed late night return service to the mainland in both Port Clinton and Sandusky for those not staying over night. The official Pat Dailey Fan choice hotels, The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center along with The Commodore Resort will offer room and show package deals as well as special "Pat Dailey Fans Weekday Special Rates" all season. Call 1-888-PIB STAY [742-7829] for special rates and information.

Ray Fogg Show (Website) - As heard on Sirus/XM Raw Dog, The Ray Fogg Show has been an island favorite for over 25 years. He performs almost every weekend at The Reel Bar or the Round House Bar. The Detroit News said Fogg "weaves music, comedy and heartfelt songs about island life into an entertaining show." The Daily Oakland Press described his show as ..."gut busting, adult humor." The Columbus Dispatch said he's "one of Put-in-Bay's most popular entertainers..." And Cleveland's Sun Papers said, "What attracts people to Fogg's shows is his ability to write, and better yet ad lib, edgy comical songs and anecdotes perfectly suited to a beer-drinking crowd."

All Entertainers and their Current Schedules

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VenyxFri, Sep 22nd, 20175:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Jordon BarnettSat, Oct 7th, 20172:00PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Mustang SallyFri, Oct 6th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Jordon BarnettFri, Sep 22nd, 20172:00PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Nashville CrushSat, Sep 30th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Mustang SallyFri, Sep 22nd, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Jordon BarnettSat, Sep 23rd, 20172:00PMBeer Barrel Saloon
VenyxSat, Sep 23rd, 20175:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Mustang SallySat, Sep 23rd, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Nashville CrushFri, Sep 29th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Mustang SallySat, Oct 7th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Buzz BinFri, Oct 13th, 20175:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Cowboy JukeboxFri, Oct 13th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
The Sly BandSat, Oct 28th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
VenyxSat, Oct 28th, 20175:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
The Sly BandFri, Oct 27th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
VenyxSat, Oct 21st, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Jordon BarnettSat, Sep 30th, 20172:00PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Cowboy JukeboxSat, Oct 14th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Buzz BinSat, Oct 14th, 20175:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
VenyxFri, Oct 20th, 20179:30PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Jordon BarnettSat, Oct 14th, 20172:00PMBeer Barrel Saloon
Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Oct 6th, 20174:00PMPut-in-Bay Resort
Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Sep 22nd, 20174:00PMPut-in-Bay Resort
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Sep 23rd, 201711:00AMPut-in-Bay Resort
Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Sep 29th, 20174:00PMPut-in-Bay Resort
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Sep 30th, 201711:00AMPut-in-Bay Resort
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Oct 7th, 201711:00AMPut-in-Bay Resort
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Sep 23rd, 20177:30PMReel Bar
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Sep 30th, 20177:30PMReel Bar
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Oct 7th, 20177:30PMReel Bar
Ray Fogg ShowFri, Oct 13th, 20177:30PMReel Bar
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Oct 14th, 20177:30PMReel Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSun, Oct 15th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Tricky DickSat, Oct 14th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSat, Oct 14th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Tricky DickFri, Oct 13th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Ryan & MichelleSun, Oct 8th, 20177:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Private PartySun, Oct 8th, 20177:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Ryan & MichelleSun, Oct 15th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
BenderzFri, Oct 20th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
TwinpfunkSat, Oct 21st, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
BenderzSat, Oct 21st, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Ollie's Pool PartyFri, Oct 27th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSat, Oct 28th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Ollie's Pool PartySat, Oct 28th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Ray Fogg ShowSun, Oct 29th, 20171:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Walk of ShameSat, Oct 7th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
TwinpfunkSat, Oct 7th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Walk of ShameFri, Oct 6th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Flowers for TacoFri, Sep 22nd, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSat, Sep 23rd, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Paul FranksSat, Sep 23rd, 20176:30PMRoundhouse Bar
Flowers for TacoSat, Sep 23rd, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSun, Sep 24th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Dead StringsSun, Sep 24th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Alan Cruz And The GalaxyFri, Sep 29th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Bluff CanucksSat, Sep 30th, 20172:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Alan Cruz And The GalaxySat, Sep 30th, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Andrew Varner BandSun, Oct 1st, 20179:00PMRoundhouse Bar
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowFri, Oct 6th, 20179:00PMThe Fishbowl
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowFri, Oct 13th, 20179:00PMThe Fishbowl
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowSat, Oct 14th, 20173:00PMThe Fishbowl
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowSat, Sep 23rd, 20173:00PMThe Fishbowl