Official Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio: Vacation & Travel Guide

Put-in-Bay Entertainment Guide

One of the main reasons Put-in-Bay keeps you happy is our entertainers.

Featured Entertainers

Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band (Website) - 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

Mike "Mad Dog" Adams (Website) - 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!"

Pat Dailey (Website) - The Bard of The Bay, Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey will be entertaining the faithful in new digs as he has moved his ever popular show to The Boat House on Put-in-Bay back in 2007 and he is playing there again this year. Fans will be delighted as they will get to see Pat in a more intimate up close and personal setting. He will play 7:00pm shows on Holiday weekends and every Saturday in July and August and through mid September.
The Boat House will serve dinner prior to Pat's shows,so come if you are hungry. The recently redecorated club 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". You can expect superior service and reasonably priced adult beverages on a regular basis.
The Jet Express, just a block north of The Boat House has guaranteed late night return service to the mainland in both Port Clinton and Sandusky for those not staying over night. The official Pat Dailey Fan choice hotels, The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center along with The Commodore Resort will offer room and show package deals as well as special "Pat Dailey Fans Weekday Special Rates" all season. Call 1-888-PIB STAY [742-7829] for special rates and information.

Ray Fogg Show (Website) - As heard on Sirus/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."

All Entertainers and their Current Schedules

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Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Sep 30th, 20164:00pmPut-in-Bay Resort
VenyxFri, Sep 30th, 20165:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
1 Nite BandFri, Sep 30th, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
4th day EchoFri, Sep 30th, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowFri, Sep 30th, 20169:30pmReel Bar
Red HottsFri, Sep 30th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
VenyxSat, Oct 1st, 20165:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Oct 1st, 20168:00pmReel Bar
1 Nite BandSat, Oct 1st, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
4th day EchoSat, Oct 1st, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Oct 1st, 201611:00amPut-in-Bay Resort
Calen SavidgeSun, Oct 2nd, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Calen & The SavagesFri, Oct 7th, 20165:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Mustang SallyFri, Oct 7th, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Tricky DickFri, Oct 7th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Ray Fogg ShowFri, Oct 7th, 20168:00pmReel Bar
Sunset StripFri, Oct 7th, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
John SalamonFri, Oct 7th, 20168:30pmBoathouse Bar
Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Oct 7th, 20164:00pmPut-in-Bay Resort
Tricky DickSat, Oct 8th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSat, Oct 8th, 20162:00pmRoundhouse Bar
John SalamonSat, Oct 8th, 20166:30pmBoathouse Bar
Ray Fogg ShowSat, Oct 8th, 20168:00pmReel Bar
Mustang SallySat, Oct 8th, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Calen & The SavagesSat, Oct 8th, 20165:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Oct 8th, 201611:00amPut-in-Bay Resort
Sunset StripSat, Oct 8th, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Captain Sweet ShoesSun, Oct 9th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSun, Oct 9th, 20162:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Chris DonleySun, Oct 9th, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowFri, Oct 14th, 20169:00pmFishbowl
Killer FlamingosFri, Oct 14th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Dj Rehab PoolsideFri, Oct 14th, 20164:00pmPut-in-Bay Resort
VenyxFri, Oct 14th, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Killer FlamingosSat, Oct 15th, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Dj Rehab PoolsideSat, Oct 15th, 201611:00amPut-in-Bay Resort
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowSat, Oct 15th, 20163:00pmFishbowl
Killer FlamingosSat, Oct 15th, 20162:00pmRoundhouse Bar
VenyxSat, Oct 15th, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Get Down Dj SoundFri, Oct 21st, 20169:00pmFrosty Bar
The MenusFri, Oct 21st, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Up NextFri, Oct 21st, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Zack AttackFri, Oct 21st, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
VenyxSat, Oct 22nd, 20165:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Get Down Dj SoundSat, Oct 22nd, 20169:00pmFrosty Bar
Bob Gatewood Solo ShowSat, Oct 22nd, 20162:00pmReel Bar
Mike "Mad Dog" AdamsSat, Oct 22nd, 20162:00pmRoundhouse Bar
Up NextSat, Oct 22nd, 20169:00pmRoundhouse Bar
The MenusSat, Oct 22nd, 20169:30pmBeer Barrel Saloon
Zack AttackSat, Oct 22nd, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Chris DonleySun, Oct 23rd, 20168:30pmMr. Ed's Mainstage
Ray Fogg ShowSun, Oct 23rd, 20161:00pmRoundhouse Bar