Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band(Website) – Starting his career at the Roundhouse Bar, Put-in-Bay Entertainment icon Bob Gatewood appears at Put-in-Bay more than any other island entertainer, either with his band Calabash or as a solo artist, “Be Good to Yourself” from Bob’s latest CD release reached the #1 and #2 ranked song on area radio charts last Fall. His songs are written and recorded in Nashville with rock legends and they have won critical acclaim and awards. Bob Gatewood’s masterful guitar play lead him to be named a local Put-in-Bay Entertainment legend by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Put-in-Bay celebrates Bob Gatewood day annually and you can hear his music and download it at bobgatewood.com
Mike “Mad Dog” Adams (Website) –Virtually every town or city has a musical legend and Mike “Mad Dog” Adams has been a Put-in-Bay Entertainment tradition since 1980! Mike has performed throughout the Caribbean North American and Costa Rica. “Mad Dog” has appeared on stage with a wide range of legendary performers including Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Loretta Lynn, Starship, and much more. Fans may have seen Mike “Mad Dog” Adams on numerous TV appearances including The Nashville Network, Comedy Central, The Dr. Demento Show, Sunday Funnies, Nightshift and local television and radio shows throughout the United States.
Pat Dailey (Website) – While he may be semi-retired, we cannot overlook the Put-in-Bay Entertainment legend Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey! For over 30 years Pat Dailey has entertained generations of Put-in-Bay locals and tourists. When Pat first learned about a popular summer resort on South Bass Island named Put-in-Bay Ohio, it would change his life dramatically. Pat took the stage of the popular Beer Barrel Saloon in the summer of 1978 for a one-time weekend gig and that’s where the magic started. He played the full summer in 1979 and has been packing the place every summer since and continued to do so until the 2007 season when Pat decided to move his show to a more fan-friendly venue, intimate club. Playing a regular steady gig inspired Pat to write his own songs about the things he enjoyed most in his life, fishing, boating, and having a really good time. The songs that would flow from his mellifluous mind would become and remain popular with thousands of tourists throughout the Great Lakes, into Lower Canada and all over the Northern Coast for years to come.
In 1984, Pat arrived in Key West Florida and performed in the old Hemingway hangout, Sloppy Joe’s Bar a taste of the sounds of “The coolest SOB in The World”; (a moniker some fans had hung him with) The enormous nightly crowds of college students and tourists from the world over took to Pat Dailey immediately. He is still packing the place, sometimes ten deep outside on Greene Street because of lack of space.
Pat still performs on Rare occasions to sold-out crowds and fans reliving the good old days with the godfather of the Put-in-Bay Entertainment scene.
Ray Fogg Show (Website) – When you think of Put-in-Bay Entertainment, The often raunchy always comical Put-in-Bay Entertainment guru Ray Fogg has been an island favorite for over 25 years.
You can generally catch him at his locally owned Put-in-Bay bar the “Reel Bar” performing to an evening dinner crowd or a lively afternoon group. Fans love to join Ray in singing his well-known gut-busting humorous songs with unique lyrics and heartfelt songs about island life.