Downtown Dave Previews The Week (8/24-8/30) 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!

It’s Time For Bash On The Bay!

Hi Everybody!
I hope everybody had a great week. I am writing this post a little early this week because of the Bash at the Bay. This week is a little  different than past years because the musical acts Pitbull and Luke Bryan are definitely different. Now many of you think it is too crowded to come up for the concert. I want to tell you that the amount of people that come up is a normal Saturday for us on Put in Bay. Plus the amount of security is probably 5 times what we have on a normal Saturday. I have found that the people that spend money for the concert are all great people because the tickets are not cheap prices for tickets. So I suggest when the acts are announced make sure you make plans because the vibe on the island for 3 days is awesome. My suggestion would be to reserve a room as soon as the acts are announced.

Downtown Dave’s Thought(s) For The Week

Now the thoughts of the week.
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully
Marry a partner that you love to talk to. Looks will change over the years but the person inside will not and their conversational skills will keep you together.
Believe in love at first site. But remember that person that you just met already lived about 1/3 of their life. Make sure that you accept them for who they are and do not try to change them.
Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who do not have dreams and goals really do not have much
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it is the only way to live life completely
Do not judge people by their relatives.
Talk slowly but think quickly. And be careful what you say because many people will only remember the negative comments and not the positive comments.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks. Take a chance if you fail just pick yourself up and try again
Smile when you pick up the phone. The caller on the other end will feel your smile.
Remember the 3 Rs. Respect for self. Respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.
Spend good quality time alone.
I have lived my life with all of the above thoughts. I value my life not by the money that I have in the bank but the people that I have met along the way. As you get older you reflect back on your life. The successes and the failures. You have to fail in order to succeed. If you do not try you cannot succeed. One thing I know for sure if you do not come up to Put in Bay for a weekend you will not have some great memories to look back on.


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This Week’s Live Music At The Bay!

Have a great week everybody and we will see you at Put-in-Bay this weekend. One more note, please check out the live cams and make them a favorite on your computer. The cams will bring back old memories from your trips to Put-in-Bay and it will make you come back for more.
Now time for the great music lineup for this weekend.
Thursday  Sellouts 2pm Screaming Heathens  8:30
Friday       Bluff Canucks 2pm Emilys Toybox 8:30
Saturday   Bluff Canucks 2pm Paul Franks 630 Emilys Toybox 9:30
Sunday     Bluff Canucks  2pm Michelle and Ryan 8:30
Monday    Lonnie Stump 2pm Michelle and Ryan   8:30
Tuesday   Lonnie Stump 2pm Zak Shaffer (no relation to me)   8:30
Wed         Distractions  2pm Zak Shaffer  8:30
Friday      Dave Clo from Nashville 7:00
Saturday  Chris Logsdon 1:30 pm Ray Fogg 7:30
Sunday     Chris Logson 1 pm
Monday   Dave Clo 7pm
Thursday  Franke and Ranke 6pm
Friday        Reese Daily and Tom Lawson 4pm  Alan Karl Band  9pm
Saturday    Reese Daily and Tom Lawson 4pm Alan Karl Band  9pm
Thursday  Hunter Hoop 5pm Reckless Highway Band  10pm
Friday       Calen Savidge 12:30 Ty Stevens 5pm Sushi Roll   9:30
Saturday   Sushi Roll acoustic Casper 5pm Sushi Roll 9:30
Sunday    Sushi Roll acoustic Casper 5pm Sushi Roll 9:30
Monday    Country Honk  Duo 9pm
Tuesday   Country Honk  Duo 9pm
Weds       Country Honk  Duo 9pm
Thursday   Jason Saitta 2pm Electric Circus 10 pm
Friday        Jason Saitta  2pm Shifferly Road (they are definitely worth seeing)  5:30 pm  Electric Circus 9:30
Saturday    Jason Saitta  2pm Shifferly Road 5:30 pm   Electric Circus. 9:30
Sunday       Fiddle Faced 2:30 pm Tobi Lee 7pm
Monday      Fiddle Faced 2:30 pm Tobi Lee 6pm
Tuesday     Fiddle Faced 2:30 pm Tobi Lee 6pm
Weds         Alecia Arnall 2pm  Tobi Lee 6pm
Thursday   Jamtastic 9pm
Friday        Lucas Guy 3pm Lee Warren 7pm
Saturday    Jamtastic 1pm  3pm  Dj Mike D 7-12
Thursday  Meager Kings 4pm Chief DJ
Friday       Josh and Jordan 2pm Three Ton Toad 8pm
Saturday   Pat Shepard 2pm Rusty Bladen 8pm
Thursday  Tim Oliver 4pm Brad Panke Band 8pm
Friday       Trae Myers Duo 4pm Franke and Ranke 8pm
Saturday   Tim Oliver 12pm  Trae Myers Duo 4pm Franke and Ranke 8pm
Sunday     Trae Myers  2pm Tim Oliver  8pm
Monday     That Allie Girl 8pm
Tuesday    That Allie Girl 8pm
Weds        Mike Drum 8pm
Friday       That Allie Girl 2pm and 6 pm
Saturday   That Allie Girl 2pm and 6 pm
Sunday      That Allie Girl 2pm and 6pm
We do also have a piano sing along bar that is open from 9-12 on Fridays and Saturdays next to the fire truck. It is always a great crowd so stop by and sing along.
Labor Day is next weekend and the Ohio State Band will be here on September 3rd. That will be a must see. I am sure you can find some rooms so lets finish off the summer with a few days at Put in Bay
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