Introducing Downtown Dave! is happy to introduce a new weekly-ish 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. Enjoy!

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

Meet Downtown Dave!

My name is Dave Schafer, owner of Ashley’s Island House, a Bed and Breakfast on Put-in-Bay. I am also on the Board for the Chamber of Commerce. I am going to do a weekly post on Put-in-Bay upcoming events. I will try to get you an updated band schedule from the information that I have. I might even sneak in a quote of the week just to make you think.
So lets get started. Last week was the Rhodes scholars. They are a group of people that come from all over to watch the bird migrations. Yes, it sounds really odd, but it is also really cool. We had people from Oregon, California, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina and Maryland. They did not come to party but they came to observe nature. So, occasionally I will give my readers things do to other than drink.

Memorial Day at the Bay

This weekend is really the kickoff to the season on Put-in-Bay, Memorial weekend. It was originally know as Decoration day. It began during the civil war, when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. After WW1, it came to be observed in honor those who die in all U.S. wars, and its name was changed to Memorial Day. Many brave men and women have died protecting your freedom. So lets make sure we remember them this weekend.

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Live Music This Weekend

Okay, now for the band schedule for this weekend:


Thursday                     Late Last night Duo
Friday                          Kickin Tenders and Late last night evening show
Saturday                      Mad Dog  then Paul Franks and to close out the night Late Last night
Sunday                        Mad Dog then Paul Franks and Late Last night
Monday                       Michelle and Ryan will play afternoon and evening shows.
I have seen all of these bands and you will definitely enjoy them all.


Reel Bar
Friday                          Hey Monea they play alt pop rock at 730
Saturday and Sunday Hey Monea for a 2pm show then Ray Fogg at 7:30


Friday                           Acoustic Mayhem 4pm then Bon Journey at 9
Saturday and Sunday   Acoustic Mayhem 2pm then Bon Journey at 9


Mr Eds
Friday                            Lucas Guy 3-6 the 4th Day Echo
Saturday and Sunday   4th Day Echo acoustic then Casper then full band 4th day Echo
Monday                         Calen Savage 12:30 Casper at 5 then Fun Buckets at 9:30


Beer Barrel
Thursday                        Kyle Smithers 4pm
Friday Saturday and Sunday Master TC 2pm Kyle Smithers 6pm and PS Dump your Boyfriend from Indiana


The Fish Bowl
Thursday                        Jamtastic
Friday Lucas Guy 3-6     Jamtastic 7-11
Saturday                         Jamtastic 2-6 Dj Mike D 7-12
Sunday                           Lee Warren 4-8
Monday                          Lee Warren 11-3


Friday and Saturday Meager Kings 3pm Lucky Penny Sisters 8pm
Sunday                     Half Naked Monkeys 2pm


What To Expect From Downtown Dave This Summer

I will do my best to keep everybody updated on live music and downtown happenings as the summer goes on.
The Forge reopened this weekend and so did the Goat Soup and Whiskey. Plus, don’t forget to get your Lobster Bisque at the Boardwalk. You will find lots of great places to eat on Put-in-Bay. When I go out, I will give you my reviews and suggestions.
The monument observation deck is open, so make sure you take a visit to the top.
I know there are still some rooms open this weekend so come on up and have a great time at Put in Bay. You will find the links for lodging on
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