Downtown Dave Previews The Week (10/5-10/11) is happy to introduce a new weekly feature, Downtown Dave! A short column by friend of the site Dave Schafer, Downtown Dave will provide some insight into what’s happening at the Bay any given week, as well as information on that weekend’s live music.
Dave Schafer is the owner of Ashley’s Island house, a 13-room bed and breakfast on the island. Learn more about it at or call 419-285-2844!

Downtown Dave is going to make you want to come to the Bay this weekend. Here’s where we think you should stay!

Downtown Dave’s Thought(s) For The Week

This week Put in Bay is having our 30th Octoberfest weekend. Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-5. Live Music by Phil Yan Polka Band. Of course the Ohio State game will be shown all over the island on Saturday at noon. We are now down to 3 weeks to go in the 2023 season on Put in Bay. Yes the weather might not be the best this time of the year but the heat is on in all of the bars. But Put in Bay is not just the bars and the live music. It is a place to just sit back and relax and get away from everyday life. Everybody has reduced lodging rates this time of the year. Some are even waiving 2 night minimum stays on weekends.

If you are not planning to visit us this year make your plans for 2024 now. Most of the good weekends will be sold out soon. Also if you cannot make it please pull up the various webcams that are live. You will see what you are missing.
I know that Ray Fogg is working on a Put in Bay Days in Key west this Winter sometime in February. When the dates are confirmed we will let you know.

Now for the thoughts of the week

Face it nobody owes you anything

What you achieve or fail to achieve in your lifetime is directly related to what you do, or fail to do.

People do not choose their parents or childhood, but you can choose your own direction

Nothing is carved in stone, you can change anything in your life if you want it bad enough

Excuses are for losers. Those who take responsibility for their actions are the real winners in life

Never think it is too late or too early to begin, time plays no favorites and will pass whether you act or not

Take control of your life. Come up to Put in Bay this weekend and have fun.

and then go back on Sunday and remember this last thought. Dare to dream and take the risk. We will talk to everybody next week and hopefully see you at Put in Bay this weekend.

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This Week’s Live Music At The Bay!

This time of the year live music is mostly on weekends. But I will continue to post all of the music that is here on the island so you can have a great evening when you come to visit.
Friday       Emilys Toybox 8:30 – 12
Saturday   Mike Mad Dog Adams 2-530 Emilys Toybox 8:30-12
Sunday     Michelle and Ryan 2pm and 8:30
Friday      Ray Fogg is playing his nice songs at  7:30
Saturday  Ray Fogg last show for 2023 at the Reel Bar 7:30
Friday        Ball and Chain They are a Janis Joplin Experience and Rock and Roll show band  9pm
Saturday   Meager Kings  2pm  Ball and Chain 9pm
Friday      Light up the Moon 9pm
Saturday  Light up the Moon 9pm
Sunday    Kyle Mikolojczyk  8pm
Friday      That Allie Girl 2pm Trade Winds 5:30 Shifferly Road  9:30 pm
Saturday  That Allie Girl 2pm Trade Winds 5:30 Shifferly Road  9:30 pm
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