The 2023 Put-in-Bay Entertainment Schedule

Welcome to the live entertainment section of and our yearly performer schedule!

Put-in-Bay Ohio offers a wide variety of entertainment options and great bands for the 2023 season. Select your favorite entertainer from the list below to review their scheduled appearance at Put-in-Bay along with the location of their performance. Book the weekend of your favorite entertainer! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!

All Available 2023 Entertainment

Please note… these schedules are provided as reported to and are subject to change. We attempt to update any changes as they are reported to us by the different venues on the island. Please double-check availability with your entertainment venue before visiting!

Stay tuned for more 2023 Entertainment as we receive it! We will post updates when the bars finish their schedules for the season. Check back regularly throughout the season! With all the things to do in Put-in-Bay, it isn’t impossible that the schedule could and will change.

PLEASE contact your favored island venue to get new information on performers, hours, prices, etc. THANK YOU

Mike "Mad Dog" Adams

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!”

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Bob Gatewood & The Calabash Band

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

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The Ray Fogg Show

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As heard on Sirius/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.”

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Pat Dailey

The Bard of The Bay, Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey used to entertain the faithful in his new digs when he has moved his ever popular show to the Boat House Bar & Grille in Put-in-Bay back in 2007. He played there for many years and we were as sad as everyone to see him retire. Fans were delighted as they got to see Pat in a more intimate up close and personal setting at the Boathouse vs his old location. Fans will recall that he will played his famous 7:00 PM shows every Holiday weekend and every Saturday in July and August through mid-September.

Fun Tidbit: The Boat House served dinner prior to Pat’s shows, and there were dinner-and-a-show packages available. The Boathouse has since redecorated their club and it 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”. Fans expected superior service and reasonably priced adult beverages on a regular basis and they sure got it. The Jet Express, just a block north of The Boat House guaranteed late night return service to the mainland in both Port Clinton and Sandusky for those visitors and locals not staying over night.

We miss you Pat Dailey!