Do's And Don'ts For Bash On The Bay 2024!

Bash On The Bay Do’s And Don’ts!

We’ve got a showstopping event coming to Bay in just a few short months. Bash On The Bay 2024, hosted by 614 Events, brings country music titans Jelly Roll and Hardy to Put-in-Bay, along with tens of thousands of country music fans from all over the Midwest! If you’ve got it in your mind to be one of them, the first thing you’ll need is tickets, which you can get from the official ticket provider eTix right here! Once you’ve got your tickets, let us help you make your gameplan for this great event!

DO…Make Lodging Reservations

The number of people who are attending the concert far exceed both the on-island accommodations and mainland options. So, it is highly encouraged to seek out Put-in-Bay Hotels and Vacation Rentals early in your planning to secure your spot. Staying for this event will give your group time to not only enjoy the epic concerts, but opportunities to explore the island. Instead of fighting through the crowds arriving for the concert, you can wake up and make your way to the fun, leisurely.

There are a few options for places to stay on Put-in-Bay for Bash on the Bay. First, we are a big proponent of vacation home rentals. With a home you will get so many creature comforts and features simply not found with a hotel room. Private rooms, multiple bathrooms, a full kitchen, propane grill and more make a home at the Island Club an ideal fit for many groups. In addition, there are waterfront lodging options at the Put-in-Bay Condos, for both these comforts and astounding Lake Erie views. With smaller groups though, a hotel room just make more sense. We have those too! Our friends at the Commodore Resort and Victory Station Hotel have the rooms you need for the Bash. They are both located in the downtown Put-in-Bay area with access to all of the great restaurants, bars and shops.

Staying on the island for Bash on the Bay will enhance your overall concert experience. You will be more focused on enjoying the days, rather than having the mad dash to the bash to deal with in traveling on the day of the concert. As mentioned, it is strongly recommended to RSVP early as the spots are very limited. Explore and book today at!

DON’T…Ignore the Rules

To protect the visitors, bands and community for this event, the concert organizers have developed a through plan. This plan brings together law enforcement personnel from many agencies, both local and beyond. They have a comprehensive plan in place to make the Bash on the Bay both a fun and safe environment. Command posts are erected, law enforcement is out in appropriate numbers and onsite security adds to the overall focus on safety.

The careful attention to detail is apparent, as the previous concerts have been very well planned and managed. Keeping concert goers safe and happy is clearly very important to the organizers, and they have done a fantastic job in achieving this objective. Kudos to the cops, sheriffs, patrolmen, firefighters, EMT’s and more who work together to maintain order and safety for the Bash on the Bay. A variety of agencies work in conjunction with the Put-in-Bay Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff in these efforts.

DO…Reserve Your Put in Bay Golf Cart

Golf carts and Put in Bay just go together: Period! With such a large influx of visitors for the concert, there will certainly be many more people on the island than golf cart rentals available. The question beckons: what can one do? Easy! With the option to reserve your golf cart in advance, your wheels will be ready for you upon your arrival to the island.

Our partners at the the PIB Golf Cart Depot are eager and ready to take care of your Put-in-Bay transportation needs. With newer, gas-powered golf carts, competitive pricing and ideal location, the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot is a clear winner. Like reserving your place to stay on Put in Bay, locking in your golf cart early is a strong move and a definite DO on this list!

DON’T…Bring Prohibited Items

Bash on the Bay follows what is commonly known as the NFL Bag Policy. The main feature of this policy is that the bags must be clear in order to see the contents. Additionally, the following items are not permitted in the concert venue: backpacks, coolers, blankets, outside alcohol, weapons, large signs, strollers, laser pointers, food or umbrellas. As for a camera policy: professional video and recording equipment is prohibited, as is flash photography. All in all, this section aligns with general entry requirements into any major event. As always, safety is a paramount concern, and these protocols are designed to keep this important aspect front of mind. Simply put, use common sense and be sure to check what you are bringing to the concert prior to your arrival at the gates.

DO…Have What You Need When You Enter

In the things not to do section, prohibited items are discussed, but the question remains: what can I bring or what should I bring to Bash on the Bay? According to the Bash on the Bay website, guests can bring the following: fannie packs, very small purses, beach chairs or folding lawn chairs for Section B only, beach balls and sunblock. It is important to think about what items you want and need before entering. The Bash on the Bay does not offer reentry. Therefore, once you are in the concert, you are in! Leaving and returning are not an option, so be ready with the items you want. Luckily, you have guides such as this to give you the friendly reminder to be prepared, like a Boy Scout!

DON’T…Sit This One Out!

The lineup for this years Bash on the Bay is outstanding! With Hardy, Jelly Roll, Oliver Anthony and several more top-notch acts, this Bash will be one for the ages. Two full days of rocking times with a variety of ticket options. There are VIP and Pit tickets for those who want to be in the middle of the action and lawn tickets for a more economical approach. Beer tents and food vendors are scattered about the venue, providing the grub and bub to keep the concert goers smiling.

So, don’t wait! Head over to the Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay ticket page and grab yours today. Buy Bash on the Bay 2024 Tickets HERE

DO…Stay up-to-date on Put in Bay Concert Information

Leading up to the concert, there will be additional information provided. This will include the headliners, the opening acts and general concert information. You can rest assured that your friends here at will be alert and ready to keep you in the loop. We will be following this event closely, creating new content and releases to ensure you know what to know before you go!

Final Thoughts

The Bash on the Bay 2024 is going to truly be one for the ages. With incredible acts like Jelly Roll, Hardy and viral sensation Oliver Anthony, this will be the one you just can’t miss this year. Expectations are high for a fantastic turnout, with many multitudes for each of the concert days. You and yours should heed to the advice within to better plan and set up an experience you can share together and cherish for a lifetime. Because that is what it is really all about. Making memories and spending time with the people you love.

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